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  • Shocked by COVID deaths, young Indians rush for life insurance Jun 16, 2021 02:01 PM IST

    Shocked by COVID deaths, young Indians rush for life insurance

    When a devastating second wave of the pandemic peaked in India during April and May, the numbers of people aged between 25 and 35 buying term insurance was 30 percent higher than in the previous three months combined, said PolicyBazaar, India's largest online insurance aggregator.

  • 5 unexpected health insurance claim disputes during COVID-19 Jun 15, 2021 10:05 AM IST

    5 unexpected health insurance claim disputes during COVID-19

    Many seek hospital beds, solely for quarantining, as soon as they get a COVID-19 positive test. Without treatment, such claims may not be paid

  • Does your doctor send Covid-19 prescriptions on WhatsApp? Your insurer may disapprove Jun 04, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    Does your doctor send Covid-19 prescriptions on WhatsApp? Your insurer may disapprove

    Recovering from Covid-19 is half the battle won. Getting your insurance policy reimbursement is the other half. Reasons like delay in intimation and document submission and treatment without confirmed COVID tests, can hurt your claims

  • Insurance companies are not doing enough for COVID-19 doctors and healthcare workers Jun 01, 2021 10:03 AM IST

    Insurance companies are not doing enough for COVID-19 doctors and healthcare workers

    Doctors and medical staff are categorized as a high-risk group due to their exposure to the coronavirus and the resultant morbidity and mortality

  • Why a critical illness cover for serious diseases is a must-have to avoid heavy expenses May 26, 2021 09:57 AM IST

    Why a critical illness cover for serious diseases is a must-have to avoid heavy expenses

    While your regular health insurance policy may suffice for COVID-19 treatment, a critical illness cover is needed for cancer, cardiac ailments, renal failure and liver transplant

  • Renewing your health insurance policy? Don’t forget this important checklist May 25, 2021 10:04 AM IST

    Renewing your health insurance policy? Don’t forget this important checklist

    Disclosing pre-existing conditions is not just vital at the time of buying a health insurance policy. Make sure you keep your insurer abreast at renewal time also

  • Explained: All about health insurance claim settlements relating to COVID-19 May 24, 2021 09:55 AM IST

    Explained: All about health insurance claim settlements relating to COVID-19

    If you have a regular health insurance plan – an individual policy or a Family Floater – the cost of hospitalization due to COVID-19 is met by the insurer up to the sum insured

  • Health policy premium hiked during  renewal? Port out to a new insurer May 19, 2021 11:16 AM IST

    Health policy premium hiked during renewal? Port out to a new insurer

    If your insurer sends a renewal notice quoting exorbitant premiums, your options are limited. You can look at switching or porting to another insurer while retaining the waiting period credit for pre-existing diseases.

  • COVID-19 home treatment: What regular health insurance policies and Corona Kavach cover May 19, 2021 10:46 AM IST

    COVID-19 home treatment: What regular health insurance policies and Corona Kavach cover

    If your COVID-19 symptoms are mild and the treatment only includes oral pills and self-quarantine at home (not hospital-like treatment), such costs will not be covered by the insurance plan

  • Simply Save | Renewal of Corona Kavach policies a must in current times May 18, 2021 08:23 PM IST

    Simply Save | Renewal of Corona Kavach policies a must in current times

    What steps can you take if your Corona Kavach and Corona Rakshak policy's renewal is stalled? Preeti Kulkarni speaks to Mahavir Chopra, Founder, Beshak.org, a consumer research platform for insurance buyers for answers in this edition of Simply Save.

  • Checking into a hotel for COVID-19 treatment? Here's how you can claim reimbursement from your insurer May 06, 2021 10:12 AM IST

    Checking into a hotel for COVID-19 treatment? Here's how you can claim reimbursement from your insurer

    If the admission to hotels is on the recommendation of the treating doctors and hospitals, the claim will be paid

  • Social media as ‘Godsend’: In India, cries for help get results May 05, 2021 01:39 PM IST

    Social media as ‘Godsend’: In India, cries for help get results

    Volunteers across India are finding ways to amplify and address queries for updated information, oxygen cylinders, medicines and transport.

  • Want to take health insurance cover for your parents during COVID-19? Here are the options May 04, 2021 11:56 AM IST

    Want to take health insurance cover for your parents during COVID-19? Here are the options

    Apart from your employer given insurance, you can take a senior citizen cover and a super top-up policy

  • Simply Save | Know the importance of buying an adequate health insurance cover Apr 30, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    Simply Save | Know the importance of buying an adequate health insurance cover

    To know about calculating the ideal cover amount, choosing the most suitable policy and other finer details, Preeti Kulkarni speaks to Abhishek Bondia, Co-founder, Securenow.in, in this episode of Simply Save. Tune in for answers.

  • How to buy a health insurance policy that covers pre-existing ailments from day 1 Apr 26, 2021 11:35 AM IST

    How to buy a health insurance policy that covers pre-existing ailments from day 1

    Aditya Birla Health Insurance and Star Health have come with plans that cover your pre-existing conditions immediately after buying the policy

  • COVID-19 second wave insurance claims: Younger patients, longer hospitalisation Apr 22, 2021 12:40 PM IST

    COVID-19 second wave insurance claims: Younger patients, longer hospitalisation

    Though the second wave is more ferocious, insurers believe they are better-prepared in the light of last year’s experience

  • ICICI Lombard posts good numbers in FY21 under COVID cloud. Can it repeat the show? Apr 20, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    ICICI Lombard posts good numbers in FY21 under COVID cloud. Can it repeat the show?

    The merger with Bharti AXA, which is due to be completed in 2021-22, is a key element to track for ICICI Lombard

  • Renewing your health insurance policy? Increase the coverage amount based on your current needs Apr 12, 2021 10:23 AM IST

    Renewing your health insurance policy? Increase the coverage amount based on your current needs

    At the time of renewal, you must assess your insurance needs to see if the health policy still provides sufficient coverage for your changing family and health requirements

  • Explained: Pre and post-hospitalisation expenses in your health insurance policy Apr 09, 2021 09:48 AM IST

    Explained: Pre and post-hospitalisation expenses in your health insurance policy

    Your health insurance policy covers more than just hospitalisation expenses

  • Rajasthan govt to roll out health insurance coverage scheme on May 1, registration starts from April 1 Mar 27, 2021 02:43 PM IST

    Rajasthan govt to roll out health insurance coverage scheme on May 1, registration starts from April 1

    Under the scheme, announced in the state budget for 2021-22 by Gehlot, every family will get an insurance cover of Rs five lakh by paying Rs 850 annually.

  • Got the COVID-19 jab? Health insurers may offer discounts on premiums Mar 23, 2021 09:21 AM IST

    Got the COVID-19 jab? Health insurers may offer discounts on premiums

    Applications of co-morbid persons who are vaccinated or have developed anti-bodies post-recovery, are viewed more favourably

  • One year of COVID-19: Health insurance claim settlement hinges on IRDAI's nudge Mar 19, 2021 09:55 AM IST

    One year of COVID-19: Health insurance claim settlement hinges on IRDAI's nudge

    The regulator's push is slowly helping in better COVID-19 claim settlement. Approach the insurer or ombudsman in case of unfair settlement.

  • One year of COVID-19: The tale of unsettled health insurance claims Mar 18, 2021 10:03 AM IST

    One year of COVID-19: The tale of unsettled health insurance claims

    Many COVID-related claims were rejected by health insurers. Some of the reasons cited were unjustified and customers are locked in disputes with insurers.

  • Factor in EMIs and treatment costs while deciding your critical illness coverage Mar 10, 2021 10:07 AM IST

    Factor in EMIs and treatment costs while deciding your critical illness coverage

    A critical illness policy must cover your hospitalisation costs, EMIs and lifestyle expenses, as your income may stop for a few years

  • Explained: How to port your health insurance policy without losing existing benefits Mar 09, 2021 10:12 AM IST

    Explained: How to port your health insurance policy without losing existing benefits

    Considering your current health conditions, the new insurer may increase premiums in case of an adverse medical history, or place temporary exclusions

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