- Here's how you can make the most of top-up covers.
- It's not unusual to have more than one health policy. Here's how you can ensure smooth settlement.
- Health insurance is an annual contract and can be changed according to the company's requirement at the time of renewal. So, review all inclusions and exclusions every year.
- Information provided in the proposal health insurance form is the basis of premium calculation. Hence, customers should disclose correct information, even if it means having to pay more.
- Factor in the rise in medical costs before buying a health insurance cover.
- Indians will be able to buy health insurance up to the age of 65 years and get it renewed without any exit age if the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority's latest draft guidelines are implemented.
- J Hari Narayan, chairman, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, talks about the new health insurance guidelines and portability in an interview to Money Today.
- We provide a comparision of health insurance products available in different categories on the basis of some crucial variables to help you pick the most suitable ones.
- In October 2011, websites of health insurers flashed the new portability menu that promised customers the moon. Take a look at the impediments and things that must be kept in mind while porting health insurance policies.
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The family route to save income taxIf you are resorting to roundabout ways to save tax, be careful not to rub the law the wrong way. The government has upped the ante against transactions intended at avoiding tax.
Money Today experts answer your personal finance queriesMoney Today experts answer your personal finance queries related to any sector - banking, insurance, investment, tax, or loans.
E-filing of income-tax returns mandatory for some taxpayersE-filing of income-tax returns has become mandatory for some taxpayers as the tax department tries to modernise.
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Money Today readers give their feedback on personal finance coverageMoney Today readers write back to the Editor with their feedback on the magazine's coverage of key sectors of personal finance.
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E-transfer of up to Rs 1 lakh to be free?Former finance minister Pranab Mukherjee suggests making electronic transfer of funds up to Rs 1 lakh free of cost.
Investors shy away from IPO market on uncertaintyMarket experts do not see much action in the primary market for the next few more months as uncertainty in the equities market is scaring investors away.
Investors of fixed-income instruments to benefit from RBI's no rate cutThe Reserve Bank of India's decision to hold the rate cuts for the time being may not bring the much-needed respite to retail borrowers, but investors in fixed-income instruments can take advantage.
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Career tip: How to work a slowing economy to your advantageThe sluggish economy and the conservative reaction by firms make for a challenging time. Treat this new environment as a chance to enhance your skills by handling increasingly challenging roles or acquiring new skills.
Tips for safe online and mobile bankingBanking on the Internet saves time at no extra cost but the dangers are very real. Staying safe is about being diligent and smart.
Career tip: Earning regular income from a one-time effortYou don't need to work round the year for a regular income. Learn how to get paid repeatedly for a one-time effort. With a bit of creative thinking, you can set up online properties and businesses that bring a regular flow of income with minimal effort.