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  • '18% population of urban area covered under health insurance' May 06, 2016 04:48 PM IST

    '18% population of urban area covered under health insurance'

    Beneficiaries enrolled under RSBY are entitled for health insurance coverage of Rs 30,000 per annum to families (a unit of five) on floater basis in government empaneled hospitals (includes both private and public), he said.

  • Direct benefit transfer to be used for fertiliser subsidy: Govt May 06, 2016 02:34 PM IST

    Direct benefit transfer to be used for fertiliser subsidy: Govt

    Responding to queries in Lok Sabha during Question Hour, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said government intends to use the DBT scheme for health insurance and pensions in the coming days in collaboration with states.

  • Health insurance claim rejections: Things to be done Apr 21, 2016 07:18 PM IST

    Health insurance claim rejections: Things to be done

    There are several reasons for rejection of a claim. One must not forget that the contract of insurance is a contract of utmost good faith.

  • Cigna TTK Health Insurance launches Prohealth Accumulate Apr 13, 2016 05:52 PM IST

    Cigna TTK Health Insurance launches Prohealth Accumulate

    The product offers to pay the insured the expenses incurred for hospitalization and also offers to build a health reserve.

  • Star Health reports Rs 2,000 cr premium in 2015-16 Apr 08, 2016 07:26 PM IST

    Star Health reports Rs 2,000 cr premium in 2015-16

    Star Health and Allied Insurance today reported a premium growth of 36 per cent to Rs 2,000 crore during 2015-16.

  • Don‘t forget health insurance this tax season Mar 28, 2016 01:27 PM IST

    Don‘t forget health insurance this tax season

    It is wise to invest in health insurance to avoid these untoward financial stress situations.

  • Money steps that you must take before initiating your start up Mar 23, 2016 12:40 PM IST

    Money steps that you must take before initiating your start up

    Start up is no fun. It requires financial prudence, failing which not only the business but also the personal life can go down the drain.

  • 5 reasons why young India is underinsured: Are you guilty? Mar 16, 2016 02:17 PM IST

    5 reasons why young India is underinsured: Are you guilty?

    It is high time we shun the myths around insurance purchase and pick right insurance covers to ensure we stay course on the way to financial freedom.

  • Investing instead of insuring? How it may cost you Mar 09, 2016 09:56 AM IST

    Investing instead of insuring? How it may cost you

    It pays to balance your investments and your insurance purchases. Never choose over the other.

  • Shop for a health insurance policy this Women‘s Day Mar 08, 2016 12:40 PM IST

    Shop for a health insurance policy this Women‘s Day

    A wisely chosen health plan can go a long way to take care of your well being in all phases of your life.

  • Want to port your health insurance policy? Here are tips Mar 07, 2016 10:45 AM IST

    Want to port your health insurance policy? Here are tips

    Moving from one health insurance policy provider to another insurer is not a hassle any more. Just follow the tips mentioned below and enjoy the cover you desire.

  • Things to know before buying senior citizen health plan Mar 04, 2016 01:01 PM IST

    Things to know before buying senior citizen health plan

    Buying a senior citizen health insurance policy is a cumbersome task for most young individuals. Here is how you can go about it.

  • How to claim tax benefits on serious ailments related expenses Mar 04, 2016 11:32 AM IST

    How to claim tax benefits on serious ailments related expenses

    The Income Tax Act offers some tax deductions if you are suffering from serious ailments. Here is how to use them and reduce the money burden by cutting taxes.

  • India's health protection gap among biggest in Asia: Report Mar 03, 2016 08:52 PM IST

    India's health protection gap among biggest in Asia: Report

    "India has one of the biggest health protection gaps amongst the countries in Asia. The gap is projected to increase by 12.3 per cent annually to USD 214 billion by 2020," according to a report by Swiss Re, a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance and insurance products

  • Budget 2016: More tax incentives for health and home insurance a must Feb 25, 2016 06:23 PM IST

    Budget 2016: More tax incentives for health and home insurance a must

    Home insurance premium should get some tax exemption. Extant tax benefit on health insurance must be hiked.

  • Mixed bag for the senior citizen Feb 25, 2016 04:22 PM IST

    Mixed bag for the senior citizen

    Though there is no hike in exemption limit for senior citizens, a fresh health insurance scheme is announced by finance minister. Also NPS withdrawals to the extent of 40% were made tax free.

  • Budget 2016: Max Bupa asks for more tax incentives for health insurance Feb 23, 2016 04:16 PM IST

    Budget 2016: Max Bupa asks for more tax incentives for health insurance

    Health insurance tax deduction should be enhanced to Rs 50000. Also service tax on health insurance should be removed.

  • Budget 2016: Allow health insurers to carry forward losses for 10 years Feb 23, 2016 09:50 AM IST

    Budget 2016: Allow health insurers to carry forward losses for 10 years

    Government should take various measures to ensure increased penetration of health insurance in India.

  • Budget 2016: Service tax on insurance must be relooked at Feb 22, 2016 09:40 AM IST

    Budget 2016: Service tax on insurance must be relooked at

    Service tax on health insurance should be removed and tax exemption on health insurance should be hiked.

  • Income tax benefits:  for whom can you claim Feb 17, 2016 03:13 PM IST

    Income tax benefits: for whom can you claim

    Tax benefits are available for saving or spending for your spouse, your children and dependent parents. Of course there are terms and conditions that govern these deductions.

  • Budget 2016: Service tax holiday for base-level health insurance a must Feb 12, 2016 07:43 PM IST

    Budget 2016: Service tax holiday for base-level health insurance a must

    Insurance buyers must be offered incentives to buy health insurance by giving tax breaks.

  • Wipro signs agreement to buy HealthPlan Services for $460 mn Feb 11, 2016 05:15 PM IST

    Wipro signs agreement to buy HealthPlan Services for $460 mn

    This marks the fourth acquisition by Wipro in the last one year. It is the IT major's largest acquisition in last five years

  • Tax planning: Invest only after evaluating the options Feb 01, 2016 06:12 PM IST

    Tax planning: Invest only after evaluating the options

    One must understand the available investment options for saving income tax. An option chosen after due diligence can help you to achieve various financial needs.

  • Things you should watch out for in insurance claims Jan 25, 2016 12:28 PM IST

    Things you should watch out for in insurance claims

    As insurance companies ramp up scrutiny of false insurance claims, the insurance buyers need to be agile. The genuine claimants should take these precautions while claiming insurance benefits.

  • Hello GST: Health insurance and diagnostics might get tax laden Jan 22, 2016 05:30 PM IST

    Hello GST: Health insurance and diagnostics might get tax laden

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18‘s Menaka Doshi, Jigar Doshi of SKP Consulting said research and development cess will continue to remain as a cost since it is not subdued under GST.

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