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HEALTH INSURANCE

HEALTH INSURANCE

This health insurance policy covers LGBTQIA community and members in live-in relationship (Photo: Reuters)

This health insurance policy covers LGBTQIA community and members in live-in relationship

Sep 06, 2022

The insurer has also taken an important step by expanding the scope of ‘Family’ definition for their health indemnity products, to offer protection to members of the LGBTQIA+ community and members in a live-in relationship.

Govt extends health insurance to transgender community under Ayushman Bharat

Govt extends health insurance to transgender community under Ayushman Bharat

Aug 24, 2022

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will fund Rs 5 lakh insurance cover per transgender beneficiary per annum.

Here's how one can deal with a pre-existing disease clause in health insurance policy

Here's how one can deal with a pre-existing disease clause in health insurance policy

Aug 03, 2022

The insurance regulator IRDAI has prescribed the maximum waiting period of four years for pre-existing diseases.

IRDAI gives insurers freedom to empanel hospitals for cashless treatment

IRDAI gives insurers freedom to empanel hospitals for cashless treatment

Jul 20, 2022

Hospitals offering cashless services had to also meet the pre-accreditation entry-level standards laid down by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH).

Expert Speaks: Can one use personal and corporate health insurance policy to cover hospital expenses?

Expert Speaks: Can one use personal and corporate health insurance policy to cover hospital expenses?

Jul 05, 2022

In our column Expert Speaks, S K Sethi, Director, Ria Insurance Brokers, talks about the difference between a personal health insurance and a corporate health insurance and whether the two can be used simultaneously.

The pandemic has underscored the importance of health insurance and staying financially secured against health conditions that emerge across different life-stages.

SBI General Insurance launches new health insurance vertical

Jun 01, 2022

The company said that it aims to leverage the expansive footprint and network of its parent company State Bank of India to further entrench health insurance penetration in Tier 3 and 4 markets across India.

Reliance General Insurance introduces new health policy; check details here

Reliance General Insurance introduces new health policy; check details here

May 27, 2022

The new health insurance policy, called Reliance Health Gain, claims to be both flexible and also customisable, allowing customers to choose features as per their need and pay only for those.

What happens when you forget to pay your health insurance premium?

What happens when you forget to pay your health insurance premium?

May 25, 2022

A lapsed health insurance policy can be troublesome. Here is a lowdown on what can happen when you don't pay your premium.

Here's why people are using ‘wellness points’ to get discounts on health insurance

Here's why people are using ‘wellness points’ to get discounts on health insurance

Apr 28, 2022

Policyholders are now using their ‘wellness points’ during the health insurance renewal to avail discounts on the premium. Here’s why.

The SecureNow Group consists of SecureNow TechServices Pvt Ltd and SecureNow Insurance Broker Pvt Ltd -- an insurance broker focused on selling commercial insurances to SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) and mid-market clients.

Health insurers take 20-46 days to settle claims: Report

Apr 17, 2022

The report said that patients are quite prompt in informing the insurers about claims with most of them intimating the concerned insurance firms within a week of hospitalisation.

There are several factors to keep in mind at the time of portability to ensure that the policyholder is getting benefits from portability.

How to port your health insurance policy

Mar 14, 2022

If you are also thinking to port your policy here is a lowdown on how to port your health insurance policy.

Things to know before buying a health insurance policy 

Mar 08, 2022

Here are 4 things to zero in on the right health plan suited best for you and your family 

The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact made people realise the importance of health insurance coverage.

Insuretech firm Artivatic.AI launches ALFRED platform for health claims

Feb 16, 2022

The firm claims that this platform has a unique design with the foremost thought of not only reducing the burden on insurance industry incumbents but also health insurance buyers.

As per Insurance Regulator and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) Health Regulations 2019, insurers are directed to cover robotic surgeries, as modern treatment with or without sub-limit.  

Is robotic surgery covered under a health insurance policy? 

Feb 07, 2022

For the hassle-free claim settlement, a policyholder must check for indications for robotic surgery and applicable waiting periods.  

Due to the ongoing pandemic, awareness has grown for employee wellness programs. Companies have now started focusing on wellness programs compared to the pre-Covid era.

Companies offer enhanced health insurance benefits to attract talent

Jan 26, 2022

Experts say the new trend has been driven by a shift in employee behaviour wherein they seek a comprehensive health benefit plan for the entire family. Another key reason was that employees moving from larger MNCs to startups also looked out for similar health protection that they had in large corporates.

Since the insured has to foot the percentage of the hospital bill, premium rates tend to be lower for health insurance policies with co-payment feature

Should you opt for co-payment in your health insurance policy?  

Dec 22, 2021

Co-payment is a contract where you agree to pay for some percentage of medical expense from your own pocket and share the burden of the medical expense. Is it a feature that you should go for? Read on to know more. 

Digit Insurance, a general insurance company on Wednesday announced that it will offer one of industry’s lowest waiting periods of one year for pre-existing diseases and specific illnesses

Health insurance policies with lowest waiting periods; check them out here 

Dec 16, 2021

Waiting period of a health insurance is an essential factor to consider at the time of buying, during which a claim can’t be raised if the individual has a pre-existing disease (PED). Here are some policies that have the lowest waiting periods.