Vodafone Idea or Vi has announced its partnership with Aditya Birla Health Insurance (ABHI). The telecom company will offer health insurance benefits to users on select prepaid recharges. The new Vi Hospicare insurance is available on recharges of Rs 51 and Rs 301.

Vodafone Idea said that the prepaid users who recharge with either one of the two plans will get health benefits worth 1,000 per day for a period of 24 hours of hospitalization and 2,000 of cover for ICU expenses for ailments including Covid 19 or any pre-existing disease.

Customers with age 18 to 55 years will be eligible to avail all benefits. The limit of hospitalization is 10 days per event, whereas 30 days in total for yearly. The media release says that the health coverage is applicable for all hospitals including registered government hospitals, allopathy / AYUSH hospitals. Also, the customers can claim the benefit after basic verification and submission of a scanned copy of the discharge certificate.

Coming to the daily benefits of the newly introduced plans, here is what they offer:

Vi Rs 51 prepaid plan: Listed under the ‘others’ section on Vi’s website this prepaid plan only gives SMS benefits along with hospicare benefits. The plan gives 500 SMS — local and national for a validity of 28 days. The hospicare benefits include Rs 1000 per day hospicare cover by Aditya Birla Health Insurance, for customers between 18 and 55 years with sound health and non-hazardous jobs. The insurance cover can be applied for 10 days at a time and up to 30 days per year.

Vi Rs 301 prepaid plan: The Rs 301 prepaid plan offers 1.5GB daily data with unlimited calling and 100 SMS per day. This plan also has a 28 days validity. The additional benefits of this plan include free nighttime data with additional, weekend rollover data benefits and access to Vi movies and TV. It also gives the same hospicare benefits as stated for the above plan.

“Vi Hospicare offering, in association with Aditya Birla Health Insurance, is another endeavor under our collaborative program to provide beneficial, value-adding solutions to our customers. Health and Wellness is a prime focus area at Vi, and with this partnership, we have taken a significant step ahead that will help ease the financial burden of unexpected hospitalization for our users. I am sure this simplistic offering, with no hidden costs, and powerful benefits, will be immensely beneficial for our prepaid customers across different social strata,” Vi CMO Avneesh Khosla said on the occasion.