AB-NHPM provides an insurance cover upto Rs 5 lakh per family, per year for secondary and tertiary hospitalization. All pre-existing conditions are covered from day 1 of implementation of AB-NHPM in respective States/UTs.
The health services covered under the programme include hospitalization expenses, day care surgeries, follow-up care, pre and post hospitalization expense benefits and new born child/children services. The comprehensive list of services is available on the website.
AB-NHPM covers more than 10 crore poor and vulnerable families across the country, identified as deprived rural families and occupational categories of urban workers’ families as per the latest Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data. A list of eligible families has been shared with the respective state government as well as ANMs/BMO/BDOs of relevant area. Only families whose name is on the list are entitled for the benefits of AB-NHPM. Additionally, any family that has an active RSBY card as of 28 February 2018 is covered.
Services under the scheme can be availed at all public hospitals and empaneled private health care facilities. Empanelment of the hospitals under AB-NHPM will be conducted through an online portal by the state government. Information about empaneled hospitals will be made available at through different means such as government website, mobile app. Beneficiaries can also call the helpline number at 14555. Regular updates will also be provided through ASHAs, ANM and other specific touch points This information will be activated shortly.
No. All eligible beneficiaries can avail free services for secondary and tertiary hospital care for identified packages under AB-NHPM at public hospitals and empaneled private hospitals. Beneficiaries will have cashless and paperless access to health services under AB-NHPM.
AB-NHPM is an entitlement based mission. There is no enrolment process. Families who are identified by the government on the basis of deprivation and occupational criteria using the SECC database both in rural and urban areas are entitled for AB-NHPM.
The beneficiaries are identified based on the deprivation categories (D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, and D7) identified under the SECC (Socio-Economic Caste Census) database for rural areas and 11 occupational criteria for urban areas. In addition, RSBY beneficiaries in states where RSBY is active are also included.