The scheme is open to all rural co-operative society members, members of self help group/Sthree Shakti Group having financial transaction with the Cooperative Society/Banks, members of Weavers, Beedi Workers and Fisherman Cooperative Societies.
In the beginning of scheme plan was open to all members, spouse, dependent children and married daughters were eligible to avail benefit in their husbandís family only.
Now the benefit has been extended to all members in a joint family including married children, daughter in law, grand children and etc.
A person (he/she) a member of cooperative society at least for period of six months prior to the date of commencement of the Scheme every year i.e. 1st June.
He/She can enroll all members of their family (Joint Family members including parents, Children and Grand Children) even though they are not members of the cooperative society.
The Board of Directors and employees of Rural Cooperative Societies with the support / assistance of Deputy Registrar of Cooperative Societies of the Districts, Assistant Registrar of Cooperative Societies of Sub divisions and Cooperative Development Officers of Taluk are involved in enrollment of Fresh / Renewal beneficiaries, issue of receipts and collection of premium from the beneficiaries and remitting the amount to the Trust Account in District Central Cooperative Banks (DCC Banks).
DCC Banks Transfers contribution received from societies to the Trust Account in Apex Bank at Bangalore.
Normally new enrollment / renewal of membership commences from January/February every year by issue of enrollment guidelines by the Department of Cooperation, Government of Karnataka.
Membership enrollment closes by the end of July / August every year.
The local co-operative society, with the assistance of the co-operative department, signs up the members, issues a receipt and deposits the premium with a local co-operative bank, prior to the start of the plan year.
In the 1st Year receipts plus a letter from the District Registrar of Co-operatives, certifying authenticity, was required to receive services at one of the network hospitals.
In Year 2, photo ID cards were issued to the majority of members via the co-operative society, those without ID's accessed services based on a letter from the District Registrar of Co-operatives.
2008-09 and onwards UHID (Unique Health Identification) enrollment form containing predefined numbers using barcode reader are issued to the main member. Such ID Cards acts as receipts also. Each enrolment form contains particulars of the main member and his family members name, age, relationship, society membership number, date and members photo etc, who are enrolled under scheme including the main member. The beneficiary details are available in this website