Bengal Govt To Provide Personal Accident Insurance To SHG Members


Kolkata: Through the West Bengal Swarojgar Corporation Limited (WBSCL), the State Government has decided to provide personal accident insurance coverage to every member of self-help group. The arrangement falls under the Samaj Sathi Scheme. WBSCL comes under the Self-Help Group and Self-Employment Department.

For this purpose, the government has selected Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA)-registered insurance companies through a transparent bidding process.

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The accident insurance package includes insurance benefits for accident-related medical expenses and hospital stay as well as wage loss compensation. The insurance scheme shall apply to all the districts of Bengal.