Group health insurance premium not deductible u/s 80d

jacob (AB) (21 Points)

22 March 2017  

I am contributing 100% premium to the group health insurance which is deducted directly from my salary by my employer. The employer pays the premium to the insurer. I am told by the company CA that I cannot claim deduction under 80 D for the premium deducted from my salary which is clearly shown in my payslip since it is the company which pays the premium. Can anyone please advise if I can get this deduction since the section mentions that one can claim deduction unless the premium is paid in cash?

Any advice will be highly appreciated. Thanks again