Edelweiss General (EGI) has announced that it has extended its Group Health Insurance policy to include members of the LGBTQIA+ community. “EGI’s revamped group health policy now covers both LGBTQIA+ and unmarried partners (partners of same or other gender, who may be living in). The policy will also cover disabled children without any age limit and dependent children (with no disability) up to 30 years of age,” an official statement added.
“EGI’s policy is a big step towards a more inclusive healthcare framework, given the fact that traditionally, group health policies only included the legally wedded spouse of individuals. Companies opting for EGI’s group health cover can now offer comprehensive cover customized for the needs of diverse employees,” Edelweiss General (EGI) said.
Commenting on this development, Pooja Yadav, Chief Product Officer, Edelweiss General Insurance, said, “As an organisation, we believe in diversity and inclusion. Access to good healthcare is every individual’s right. We are happy to extend our policy to include members of the LGBTQIA+ community and unmarried partners.”
“We must keep pace with the evolving definition of family. We are positive that our small step will help slowly transform workplaces and help build a more welcoming work atmosphere for the LGBTQIA community,” she added.