KUCHING: The federal government’s mySalam scheme is a free takaful health insurance scheme for the B40 group that is part of the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) aid programme.
PKR national Women vice chief Voon Shiak Ni said in light of this, there is no need for BSH applicants to make a separate application for mySalam.
“mySalam is a free takaful insurance scheme by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government to help the B40 group.
“It is given to all BSH recipients aged between 18 and 55, free of charge. The (insurance) scheme will be launched next month,” she said in a statement yesterday.
According to Voon, the scheme will provide a one-off lump sum for medical expenses of up to RM8,000, and RM50 per day for up to 14 days, if the insured person is warded at a government hospital.
The insurance scheme, she added, would cover 36 types of illnesses.
She stated this following several queries from the community during the process of updating BSH applications over the past few weeks.
“I want to clarify this matter as we observed that the same BSH applicants are coming back to us to ask about the application of mySalam, which was recently announced.
“We wish to inform all applicants that mySalam comes with the BSH programme and it is not a separate application.
“If you are a BSH recipient aged 18 to 55, you will be entitled to the health insurance scheme of mySalam. There is no need to make any application,” she explained.
She also reminded that the application for BSH closes today (March 15).