Government of Kerala launches Health Insurance Scheme for Expatriates for just Rs 550

Pravasi Raksha Insurance Scheme

Government of Kerala launches Health Insurance Scheme for Expatriates for just Rs 550. Norka Roots has introduced health insurance for expatriates and their families living abroad. This is being implemented under the name Pravasi Raksha Insurance Scheme.

Expatriates between the ages of eighteen and sixty and those living abroad with them will be covered under the scheme. The premium is Rs 550 per year. Diseases can be covered up to Rs 1 Lakh. The scheme is being implemented in association with New India Assurance Company.

You can join the scheme online from the Pravasi ID Card section in the service section of Norca Roots' website Fees can also be paid online. Detailed information is available on the Norka Roots website and via email at Information is available on 91-417-2770543, 91-471-2770528 and 18004253939 and 00918802012345 (Missed call service from abroad).

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that health care is one of the major problems facing the expat community and the project is being implemented keeping that in mind. The government is implementing various schemes for the welfare of the expat community. The Chief Minister requested all expatriates to avail the benefits of Pravasi Raksha Insurance.


The Non Resident Keralites Affairs abbreviated as NORKA is a department of the Government of Kerala formed on 6 December 1996 to redress the grievances of Non-Resident Keralites (NRKs). It is the first of its kind formed in any Indian state. The department was formed in an attempt to strengthen the relationship between the NRKs and the Government of Kerala and to institutionalise the administrative framework. The field agency of NORKA is known as the NORKA Roots, which was set up in 2002 to act as an interface between the NRKs and the Kerala Government. It also acts as a forum for addressing the NRKs problem, safeguarding their rights and rehabilitating the returnees.

Amidst the Covid-19 outbreak, the Norka-Roots portal facilitated registration from people all around the world to request to return to Kerala. The portal also allowed people stuck in different states of the country to register on their site from 29th April 2020.


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