It provides complete medical benefits
It includes dependants
It can be used at different ESI dispensaries and hospitals
Any payments made will be reimbursed
It takes the needs of the disabled into account.
Access to Medical care in ESI Dispensaries/Hospitals.
Establishmentsor Factoriesmust get themselves registered within 15 days of the Act becoming applicable to them by submitting an Employer’s Registration Form (Form-01) to the relevant Regional Office.
A 17-digit identification number called the Code number will be provided which must be used in all Correspondence relating to the Scheme. Form 3 (Return on Declaration) must also be submitted along with Form 1.
At the time of joining the insurable employment, employees are required to fill in aDeclaration Form (Form1) and submit two copies of a family photo to the employer, which must be submitted to the relevant ESI Branch Office by his employer.
The employee will then be allotted an insurance number for the purpose of his identification under the scheme.
The employees will also be issued a temporary identity card for availing medical benefit for him/herself and his/her family for a duration of three months.
Thereafter, he will be provided with a permanent photo identity card. A person once registered need not register again when there is a change of employment. The same registration can be transferred from one employment to another.