I agree with Mr. Jeevaratham. ESIC is the legal requirement which a employer shall provide to its employees. ESIC is not to be provided to all employees, its provided to those employees who come under the ambit of ESIC. At present the coverage limit is 21000.
Simply having insurance or mediclaim policy of employees won't give you any exemption.
Many hospitals have got exemptions as they are able to prove that they are providing better facilities than ESI Corporation.
Some of the employees registered for ESI came out of coverage when the limit was 15000/-. Can we use the same ESI number for the employee, now that the limit is increased? Or we have to generate new number?