What If:”A Life of Startup CEO in India”
Suhit is a startup CEO with a few employees on rolls. They are not yet covered by Pension Funds or Employee Health Insurance. What is the risk that he runs? If God has forbidden any medical emergency in the family of an employee or accident for the employee. It could be as fatal as paying organization funds and borrowings to help the employee to support emotionally. It’s a risk for startup and mental Stress for both employee & founders.
The MSME sector today is unable to provide their employees with suitable health insurance benefits. The lower headcount restricts them to leverage to get a sizable discount from insurance companies. It is not that companies are indifferent towards the welfare of employees, but the whole process of ensuring a limited number of people is very cost intensive and cumbersome. Employees are thus left to sustain all costs by themselves, sometimes ending up spending a large chunk of their savings.
However, times are changing fast and companies today have started focusing a lot more on employee welfare and satisfaction. It was high time to fill this gap and our inherent urge to constantly innovate and push the envelope in Human Resources has led us to forced to think of an efficient and logical group health insurance solution, tailor-made to cater to the needs of Small and Medium-scale Enterprises and Startups.
No matter how small your employee strength is, you can now gift them peace by taking care of their healthcare and that too at the most competent price, comparable to the ones drawn by large corporations.
Typical Requirements of SME employees (for people not covered under ESIC):
ESIC – Employee State Insurance Corporation provides the best of the medical coverage for employees with Multi-Super Speciality infrastructure across the country. It’s also applicable to establishments specified and provided coverage by ESIC. It is a mandate law for all employees under Rs.21000/- per month salary to be covered. Any employees who are not covered under ESIC like the startups with less than 10 employees or specified areas where there is no ESIC coverage or where the employee salary is more than 21K needs to be covered for Support.
The Group Mediclaim Policy covers any medical contingency in the ill-fated event of hospitalization, covering almost all expenses (including pre and post-hospitalization) subject to insurance limits. The policy also should cover certain pre-existing diseases. Maternity benefits make sure that expenses relating to first two deliveries are taken care, also covering the newborn.
The Group Accident Policy should cover expenses due to accidental injuries causing total or partial disablement or death. It includes out-patient expenses due to the accident and weekly benefits for up to 104 weeks after the event.
What Do You Do !!!
Come Together!! Ask the Insurance companies as a team StartupSME’s. This trend-setting idea would help to create a focus on the evolving requirements of the medical needs of people. The major benefits that companies can get out of this are:
- Power of Negotiation to get better prices
- Better coverage of benefits like any other Large enterprise with negotiation power
- Comprehensive and Inclusive health insurance solution for startup employees
- Huge cost advantage over direct negotiation with insurance companies
- Easy start model letting companies gradually add numbers as they grow
- Demand Hassle free service as a group
More Ideas !!! Reach Husys :
Husys has been providing Human Resource solutions to companies ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises to large corporations, adding value to the businesses of more than 600 satisfied clients across India with Global Coverage.
We believe that if you take care of your employees as they take care of your customers, the business will take care of itself. Not just our name, our values too spell ‘Human Synergies’. Write to us at reach(at)husys.net.