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Meghalaya Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS): Benefits, Eligibility & How To Enrol

TeamAckoMar 14, 2024

A large number of Indians are unable to afford the expenses for medical treatment. Treatment expenditure pushes many of them into poverty. With the rise in costs of medical treatment, the need for universal healthcare is increasingly becoming important.

Meghalaya Health Insurance Scheme

Therefore, considering this scenario, the Meghalaya government wants to protect its residents against medical and financial crises. That’s why it has launched the Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS). Keep reading to learn everything about MHIS.



Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS)

To provide affordable healthcare to all its residents, Meghalaya started the MHIS in 2012. It assures insurance coverage of up to Rs 5,30,000 per family on a floater basis. It is a ‘floater’ in the sense that the total amount can be used either by one member or the entire family.

Currently, the Meghalaya health insurance scheme is in its fifth phase (MHIS V). Since 2019, it has been running along with the Central government’s Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY).

The National Insurance Company Limited provides the insurance under MHIS scheme. As per the official website, it was selected after a thorough and competitive bidding procedure.

The insurance coverage under MHIS has increased over the years. This is how it has risen over the years.

  • MHIS I: Rs. 1.6 lakh

  • MHIS II: Rs. 2 lakh

  • MHIS III: Rs. 2.8 lakh (plus Rs. 30,000 cover for senior citizens)

  • MHIS IV: Rs. 5 lakh

  • MHIS V: Rs. 5.3 lakh

Benefits of MHIS

The MHIS enrollment offers the following benefits to its beneficiaries.

  • Insurance coverage of up to Rs. 5,30,000 per family on a floater basis. This is more than the coverage of Rs. 5 lakh offered by PMJAY.

  • The scheme is open to all Indians from Meghalaya. 

  • No cap on family size.

  • No age limit.

  • For secondary care, it covers pre- and post-hospitalisation costs till 1 day before hospitalisation and up to 5 days after discharge from hospital.

  • Coverage for 15 days from the date of discharge for tertiary care.

  • Pre-existing diseases are covered from the first day.

  • A newborn child will be covered from birth up to the expiry of the policy for that year.

  • Pregnant women will be covered for antenatal and postnatal care.

  • Coverage for cardiac and diabetic patients.

  • Treatment is available throughout India at PMJAY-empanelled hospitals.

Eligibility Criteria For MHIS

All Indian citizens from Meghalaya are eligible for enrolment under MHIS. It does not, however, include central and state government employees.

Who is Not Included Under MHIS?

In the following cases, a person will not be eligible for enrolment under MHIS card.

  • Patients with conditions which do not require hospitalisation and can be taken care of with outpatient care are not covered by MHIS packages.

  • Apart from pre- and post-hospitalisation expenses, costs for diagnosis at a hospital or nursing home during the hospitalisation period are not covered by MHIS insurance.

  • Unless vitamins or tonics have been prescribed by a physician as part of treatment, they will not be covered under the MHIS Meghalaya.

  • Dental operations of a corrective, prosthetic, cosmetic nature, filling of the tooth cavity, root canal, and dental implants are excluded from MHIS coverage.

  • Unless an assisted reproductive technique or infertility-related procedure is part of the National Health Benefit Package list, it will not be covered.

  • MHIS claim does not include vaccination and immunisation

  • Surgeries for an ageing face and body, laser procedures for removing tattoos, augmentation surgeries and other entirely cosmetic procedures like neck lifts, aesthetic rhinoplasty, fat grafting etc., will not be included by MHIS.

  • Patients who are in a permanently vegetative state are excluded from MHIS.

  • Central and state government employees are excluded.

  • Suicide cases are not covered by MHIS.

Documents Required For Enrolling For MHIS

You will have to submit certain documents to verify your personal and family details. They have been listed below.

Documents For Verifying Personal Details

You must submit any of the following documents to verify your personal details.

  • Voter ID

  • Aadhaar card

  • Birth certificate

  • MGNREGA job card 

  • Ration card 

  • Any other Government ID or certificate with a photo

Documents For Verifying Family Details

You must submit any of the following documents to verify your family details.

  • Ration card.

  • RSBY/MHIS Card for the RSBY/MHIS category.

  • PM’s letter for the SECC beneficiary category. 

  • Any other government document which lists all family members.

  • Headman’s certificate.

Fees for MHIS registration

A fee of Rs. 30 has to be paid to get the MHIS card.

How To Enrol For MHIS?

Here are the steps to follow to register for the MHIS card.

  1. Go to your nearest district kiosk or empanelled hospital.

  2. Provide the relevant document for personal identification.

  3. To add family members, furnish documents proving your relations with them.

  4. Pay the registration fee.

  5. After the officials complete the authentication process, they will issue your MHIS card. 

Grievance Redressal Under MHIS

For grievance redressal, you can call the toll-free number 1800-102-4762, the helpdesk number 0364-250 7477 or fill up the Contact Usform on the official website. On the ‘Contact Us’ page, you will get the email IDs of all the district managers for the scheme.

In this blog, we have covered all the key aspects of the Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS). From the eligibility criteria to the document required, you will find all the key details here.

As a friendly tip, we would recommend you secure yourself with an insurance scheme. It will protect you and your family against financial and medical hazards. Explore your options and select a coverage which best serves you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Meghalaya Health Insurance Scheme


1. What is MHIS?

The Himachal Pradesh government runs the MHIS in conjunction with the PMJAY to provide health coverage to its residents.

2. What is the insurance coverage under MHIS?

The MHIS coverage goes up to Rs. 5 lakh per year per family.

3. How many members per family can enrol for MHIS?

There is no cap on the family size for MHIS.

4. What is the age limit for coverage under MHIS?

There is no age criteria for MHIS enrollment.

5. Is MHIS open to all residents of Meghalaya?

Yes, the MHIS is open to all residents of Meghalaya, but it does not include Central and State government employees.

6. How much fees have to be paid for MHIS enrolment?

You have to pay Rs. 30 to get the MHIS card.

7. What is the toll-free number for MHIS?

The toll-free number for the MHIS is 1800-102-4762.


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