Tuesday, April 30, 2019

In fresh blow for Jet Airways staff, group medical policy expires

Mumbai: Struggling without a salary for the last two to four months, employees of Jet Airways received some more bad news on Tuesday — the company’s group medical policy has lapsed due to non-payment of premium.
This means the temporarily grounded airline’s 22,000-odd employees will have to rely on their own health insurance in case of a medical emergency in the family.
In a communication to employees, Rahul Taneja, Chief People Officer, said: “In the absence of any emergency funding from the lenders, we find ourselves facing a situation where we are not able to fund the premium of our Group Mediclaim Policy. The policy lapses on the midnight of April 30, 2019. These circumstances are not of our doing...”
According to sources, on Tuesday, a loader with Jet attempted suicide in Nagpur. Last week, a 45-year-old employee allegedly committed suicide. The employee, a cancer patient, was under stress due to mounting medical bills.
30/04/19 Forun Gandhi/Business Line
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