What is Ayushman Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana (AB-SSBY)?

The Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana was launched on August 20, 2019, by the Punjab state government in order to enhance hospital services for people who come under the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of the state. The main goal of the scheme's implementation is to offer cashless treatment of up to ₹5 Lakhs to the EWS residents at government and private hospitals so that they can receive medical treatments including surgeries without worrying about finances. AB-SSBY also provides beneficiaries with cashless family health insurance plans of ₹5 Lakhs annually. 

 

Here is a list of the accomplishments (as of 10th September 2022) this initiative has achieved so far.

 

  • 46 Lakhs AB-SSBY  e-cards have been issued to Punjab residents.

  • For this program, the Punjab government has spent ₹453 Crores.

  • Over 6600 cardiac operations and 900 joint replacements have been performed.

  • Over 9000 cancer patients have been treated, and 96000 dialysis treatments have been performed.

  • The number of health-care packages has grown from 1393 to 1579.

  • Under the Sarbat Seva Bima Yojana, 3.80 Lakhs patients have been treated as of now. 

Features of Punjab Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana

Here are the features of Sehat Bima Yojana. 

1. Insurance Coverage

Each beneficiaries' family would receive a cashless health insurance policy worth ₹5 Lakhs each year.

2.Treatment Packages 

1579 secondary and tertiary medical care service packages at public and accredited private hospitals in Chandigarh and Punjab are provided to the beneficiaries under AB SSBY. 

3. Pre-Existing Disease Coverage

Pre-existing illnesses are covered, and the treatment package covers three days of pre-hospitalisation and fifteen days of post-hospitalisation expenses.

4. Free COVID-19 Treatment

Beneficiaries of Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana will get free treatment for COVID-19.

Benefits of Punjab Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana

Following is the list of benefits that you will get from AB SSBY. 

1. Financial Support

You will get financial support of up to ₹5 Lakhs under this initiative. As a result, you can get yourself treated for any serious or minor disease without worrying about expenses. 

2.COVID-19 Insurance Coverage

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Punjab government announced that it would provide insurance to frontline employees. Safai karamcharis, sanitation employees, ward boys, physicians, ASHA workers, specialists, paramedics, nurses, and other health care personnel are all included. In the event of an accident, the recipient receives compensation of ₹50 Lakhs. However, this scheme went into force on April 30, 2020, and was only valid for 90 days.

3. Maximum Options

Beneficiaries of the Sehat Bima Yojana can get free treatment at 200 government hospitals and 767 private hospitals.

Coverage Under Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana

The coverage includes surgeries, expenses of three days of pre-hospitalisation and fifteen days of post-hospitalisation, newborn child treatment, and other hospitalisation charges.

 

Here’s a list of medical coverages under SSBY.

 

  • Cardiology

  • Mental disorder

  • General surgery 

  • Orthopaedics 

  • Paediatric surgery

  • Plastic surgery

  • Eye surgery

  • General medicine

  • Neurosurgery

  • Polytrauma

  • Radiation oncology

  • COVID-19

  • Cancer 

  • Other severe diseases 

  • MRI and CT scan

Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana Cards

The AB SSBY card would benefit all people who have a smart ration card, as well as labourers, farmers, journalists who possess a yellow card, excise and small traders who are registered with the tax department, among other groups. However, recipients must apply and obtain an AB SSBY card in order to receive the benefits associated with it. To receive cashless medical treatments under this scheme, beneficiaries are required to show their card at the network hospital. Under this yojana, 1,29,274 cards have been issued thus far (as of 10th September 2022). 

Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana Service Centres

SSBY service centres have been established in different cities including Amritsar, Bhadtina, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, and so on, to assist residents. You can visit any of the service centres to get assistance regarding the AB SSBY card. You may find your nearest service centre by accessing the official website of the State Health Agency, Punjab https://sha.punjab.gov.in/shapunjab/index.php. 

Types of Beneficiaries Under Sarbat Sehat Yojana

Here are the kinds of beneficiaries covered under the Sarbat Sehmat Yojana. 

 

  1. NFSA (National Food Security Act) ration card holders 

  2. Marginal and small farmers

  3. Small traders under the Excise and Taxation Department, Punjab

  4. Construction workers

  5. J-Form holder farmers 

  6. Accredited journalists holding yellow cards

As of 19th May 2022, below are the key statistics of beneficiaries that have received benefits from this scheme.

Category

Statistics

NFSA ration card holders

20.43 Lakhs

Marginal and small farmers

2.76 Lakhs

Small traders

0.46 Lakh

Construction workers

2.38 Lakhs

J-Form holder farmers

4.94 Lakhs

Accredited journalists holding yellow cards

4700

Eligibility Criteria

To ease the application process, you must be aware of Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana eligibility criteria. 

 

  • You must be a resident of Punjab.

  • You must come under any of the eligible beneficiary categories that are mentioned above.

  • You must have a ration card.

Moreover, you can also check your Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana eligibility through the online portal of the State Health Agency, Punjab. Following are the steps.

 

  • Browse the official website of the State Health Agency, Punjab.

  • On the homepage, go to the ‘Citizen Corner’ option and click on it.

  • Next, choose the ‘Check for Eligibility in Scheme’ from the menu.

  • A new page will appear.

  • Enter the required details like ration number, registration ID, etc.

  • Provide the captcha and click on ‘Search.’

  • The result will be displayed.

Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana Registration Process

If you find yourself eligible for Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana and want to register yourself under the scheme, here is how you can apply: 

 

  • Visit the nearest available centre available in your city.

  • Ask for the application form from the officials.

  • Fill in the form and submit it with the supporting documents.

  • Pay the service charges (if any). 

Here is the list of documents required while doing the registration.

 

  • Aadhaar card 

  • Family identification document

  • Ration card (name of family members should be available)

  • If a ration card cannot be obtained, a family declaration form must be submitted, stamped by a Namberdaar/ Sarpanch / Municipal Councillor.

  • Registration ID of construction workers 

Procedure to Check Sehat Bima Yojana Beneficiary List

If you have applied for an AB SSBY card, you may easily check the beneficiary list to see if your name is on it. Below are the steps to follow.

 

  • Visit the official webpage of the State Health Agency, Punjab, and scroll down the page.

  • Click on the ‘Whether my family is entitled under the scheme’ option. 

  • Now provide your ration card number/registration ID, etc.

  • Enter the captcha and click on ‘Search.’

  • The list will appear on the screen. 

Procedure To Search Common Service Centre

Here are the steps that will assist you in locating a common service centre.

 

  • Browse the official site of the State Health Agency, Punjab.

  • Navigate to the ‘Citizen Corner’ tab.

  • Now click on ‘Location for E-card Generation (CSC).’

  • You will be redirected to a new page. 

  • Enter ‘District’ and click on ‘Search.’

  • The list of service centres will be displayed on the screen. 

Disabled AB-SSBY e-Card

You can check the disabled AB SSBY e-card with the help of below-listed procedure.

 

  • Visit the State Health Agency's official portal.

  • Tap the 'Citizen Corner' box on the homepage.

  • Now, choose 'Check Active/Inactive Status of E-card.'

  • You will be sent to a new page.

  • Enter health card number and captcha.

  • The screen will provide you with the required information.

Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana Empanelled Hospital List

Here’s a step-by-step guide to check Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana's empanelled hospital list. 

 

  • To begin, go to the official web portal of the State Health Agency, Punjab.

  • Navigate to the ‘Hospitals’ section and click on it.

  • Next, select the option of ‘Empanelled Hospitals.’

  • A new page will appear where you are required to provide details like type of hospital, district name, and specialty.

  • Following that, click on the ‘Search’ button.

  • All details will be displayed on the screen.

Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana De-Empanelled Hospital List

Here are the instructions for checking the de-empanelled hospital list for the Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana.

 

  • Go to the State Health Agency, Punjab's official website.

  • Click on the ‘Hospitals’ tab after accessing the homepage. 

  • Next, choose ‘De-Empanelled Hospitals’ from the menu.

  • The list will show on a new page.

Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana Helpline Number

You may contact the AB SSBY officials in case of any kind of complaint or grievance by using the contact details given below.

 

Toll-free numbers: 104, 141555

Email Id: info@shapunjab.in

Conclusion

All eligible beneficiaries of the Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana in Punjab can now obtain an e-card. They can get their e-card from any public hospital or community service centre. The Punjab government has also set a minimum objective of 10,000 e-cards every day for the agency. Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna is the state's flagship health insurance scheme. As a result, the Punjab government is ensuring that each and every beneficiary receives a health card as per the set eligibility criteria. In addition to this, obtaining health insurance is an excellent option to protect your family. It will act as a financial safety net, assisting you in times of medical emergencies. Bajaj Markets is the right approach to acquire health insurance. Although the firm doesn’t sell any product of its own, there are multiple lenders who offer their products through the Bajaj MARKETS platform. 

FAQs on AB-SSBY

  • ✔️What is the Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana?

    The Punjab government's Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana provides cashless treatments and incentive money in the form of health insurance to deliver improved health care to the state's impoverished and economically disadvantaged families and other eligible sections.

  • ✔️Where can I view the Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana hospital list?

    Separate lists of empanelled hospitals and de-empanelled hospitals can be viewed on the official website of the State Health Agency, Punjab.

  • ✔️Can I apply for an SSBY card online?

    No. You cannot apply for an SSBY card online. It can only be obtained in person. Here are the steps to follow. 

    • Visit the nearest available centre available in your city.

    • Ask for the application form from the officials.

    • Fill in the form and submit it with the supporting documents.

    • Pay the service charges (if any). 

      The competent authorities compile the chosen list based on the different categories of beneficiaries as well as individuals below the poverty line.

  • ✔️Which kind of beneficiaries are covered under SSBY?

    Here are the types of beneficiaries covered under the Sarbat Sehmat Yojana. 

    • NFSA (National Food Security Act) ration card holders 

    • Marginal and small farmers

    • Small traders under the Excise and Taxation Department,  Punjab

    • Construction workers

    • J-Form holder farmers 

    • Accredited journalists holding yellow cards

  • ✔️What are the required documents for the Ayushman Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana card?

    Here is the list of documents required while doing the registration.

    • Aadhaar card 

    • Family identification document

    • Ration card (name of family members should be available)

    • If a ration card cannot be obtained, a family declaration form must be submitted, stamped by a Namberdaar/ Sarpanch / Municipal Councillor.

    • Registration Id of construction workers