Private carrier SpiceJet has become India's first airline to offer COVID-19 hospitalisation insurance cover to its flyers.
Under this first-of-its-kind initiative, passengers can avail of the medical insurance cover by paying a minimum premium of Rs 443, the airline said on Wednesday.
The Gurugram-based carrier has collaborated with Go Digit General Insurance Limited to offer this cover. The insurance cover ranges from Rs 50,000 to Rs 3 lakh at a premium of Rs 443 to Rs 1,564 a year (including GST).
It covers hospital expenses as well as all pre and post hospitalisation expenses for 30 and 60 days, respectively.
The comprehensive insurance cover also includes tests, covers, consultations, and medication upon testing positive for COVID-19.
"Passengers can opt for the insurance cover ranging between Rs 50,000 to Rs 3,00,000 at a premium for as low as Rs 443 to Rs 1,564 a year (including GST)," SpiceJet said in a press release.
"The insurance covers hospital expenses and all pre and post hospitalisation expenses for 30 and 60 days respectively. The comprehensive cover includes tests, medication, and consultations upon testing positive for COVID-19," it added.
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