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Social Security

India - Social Security


India's social security system covers only 10 percent of its workforce. The various more important ones schemes adopted by government and private organizations are as follows.

- Employees' Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act. - Employees' State Insurance Act. - Industrial Disputes Act. - Maternity Benefit Act. - Workmen's Compensation Act.


Coverage

All the social benefits are available to a worker irrespective of nationality. A worker is not allowed to decline coverage. Foreign nationals employed in India at a relatively higher level may not be covered, depending on their terms of employment.

With the fact that social security can act as a catalyst to Economic growth and reforms, bodies such as IIEF (Invest India Economic Foundation) is assisting Department of Economic Affairs in the area of pension reforms and implementation.


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At Bupa we have been helping individuals and families live longer, healthier, happier lives for over 60 years. We are trusted by expats in 190 different countries and have links with healthcare organisations throughout the world. So whether you're moving abroad for a change of career or a change of scene, with our international private health insurance you will always be in safe hands.

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Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.