Punjab has opted to collect a premium contribution from all government employees to secure the long-term financial stability of the Sehat Sahulat/Universal Health Insurance Program. Following the official endorsement from the cabinet, the Secretary of Specialized Healthcare and Education has directed the Secretary of Finance to formulate a system for deducting the premium from the salaries of government employees who hold permanent residency in the province . Government Employees To Pay Premium For Sehat Sahulat Program .According to a letter from Secretary SH&ME to Secretary Finance, The Finance Department should design a system for the deduction of family-based premium from all workers of the Government of the Punjab who are permanent residents of Punjab.
Premium Contribution for Sehat Sahulat Program/UHI (Punjab) from All Government Employees
Considering the recent notification, which was issued on October 2, 2023. A directive was given to the planning officer to inform the Punjab government’s secretary of finance about this. All Punjabi government workers’ premium contributions have been approved by the Pakistani government. The most recent updates are now available, and there was previously news on health insurance for BPS-01 to BPS-22 Employees. In light of the Provincial Cabinet’s decision, kindly create a mechanism for the at-source deduction of the family-based premium, from all Government of the Punjab employees who are registered as permanent residents of Punjab.
New Deduction Rates for Punjab Government Employees
The notification states that the finance department must create a particular deduction procedure. The deduction of family-based premiums under this method must follow specific processes.
Monthly Rate for Deduction :362.5 rupees per family
Annual Rate for Deduction: 4250 rupees per family
Conditions for Deductions
However, it is made clear that if a household has two government employees, only one of the family members’ salaries would be deducted on a monthly or annual basis.
Government Employees To Pay Premium For Sehat Sahulat Program | UHI Punjab
Who Can Receive the Family Premium Deduction?
Everyone working for the Punjab government is subject to this procedure as long as they are a permanent resident of the Punjab Province. The deduction will only be available to one member of each family. In order to avoid overtaxing the staff, the cabinet agreed to deduct tiny sums from their pay each month and annually.
Punjab has introduced a premium payment from all public servants in an effort to ensure the Sehat Sahulat/Universal Health Insurance Program’s long-term financial viability. Since the cabinet has given this project its official blessing, the Secretary of Specialized Healthcare and Education has been directed to work with the Secretary of Finance to create a mechanism that effectively deducts premiums. By concentrating on obtaining family-based premiums from Punjabi permanent residents, the strategy ensures equal participation. The cabinet hopes to lessen the financial strain on public servants while maintaining this vital healthcare program by spreading the deduction cross monthly and yearly intervals.