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  • L&T GI launches card for cashless claim verification Jun 25, 2013 06:00 PM IST

    L&T GI launches card for cashless claim verification

    L&T General Insurance launched MediCash Card to facilitate instant cashless claim authorisation. This is done in association with E-Meditek Global and which will help reduce the authorisation time significantly.

  • Here's why couples need to insure themselves Jun 21, 2013 04:22 PM IST

    Here's why couples need to insure themselves

    Deepak Yohannan stresses on the need to have an insurance plan for couples early on in their marriage. He lists out reasons such as outstanding liabilities, financial loss of spouse and so on for getting an insurance plan.

  • Startling facts of uninsurance and low penetration rates Jun 11, 2013 04:55 PM IST

    Startling facts of uninsurance and low penetration rates

    Deepak Yohannan myinsuranceclub.com talks about the serious problems of uninsurance and low penetration rates for health and general insurance in India. He says that only 0.2 percent of the population had health insurance policies while 25 percent had general insurance cover.

  • Filing I-T returns first time? What you need to know May 31, 2013 03:36 PM IST

    Filing I-T returns first time? What you need to know

    If you are a first time Income Tax payer, know the facts and the process involved in filing your Income Tax (IT) returns.

  • Tax benefits you can avail when you spend/invest in May 27, 2013 04:54 PM IST

    Tax benefits you can avail when you spend/invest in

    One can get tax benefits on many expenses and investments made in your child‘s nam. This includes a wide variety of expense heads and investments. Most of these investments fall under the ambit of Sec 80C within the Rs 1 lakh limit.

  • Perennial problem of underinsurance in India May 25, 2013 03:03 PM IST

    Perennial problem of underinsurance in India

    In the arena of health insurance, a policyholder is deemed underinsured if his medical expenses account for 10 percent or more of his annual income. It becomes a little more complicated when it comes to life insurance.

  • Bet on Max India, State Bank of Travencore: Aashish Tater May 22, 2013 10:36 AM IST

    Bet on Max India, State Bank of Travencore: Aashish Tater

    Aashish Tater picks Max India and State Bank of Travancore (SBT) as his multibaggers. He feels these two stocks will yield high returns in future.

  • Here's why buying critical illness insurance is important May 17, 2013 03:17 PM IST

    Here's why buying critical illness insurance is important

    The best part about critical illness insurance is that it covers pre and post hospitalisation expenses.

  • 3 reasons why you should opt for maternity insurance May 16, 2013 07:14 PM IST

    3 reasons why you should opt for maternity insurance

    Maternity insurance usually comes with a waiting period of about 3-4 years. As a result, you need to get the policy much before you decide to have the child. A small step can lead to many large-scale advantages for you and your precious little darling.

  • HDFC Life launches Health Assure Plan May 15, 2013 04:24 PM IST

    HDFC Life launches Health Assure Plan

    HDFC Life, India‘s leading life insurance company, announced the launch of its new health insurance product – HDFC Life Health Assure Plan, aimed at providing a comprehensive health cover.

  • How proposed DDT change will impact your debt MF scheme May 02, 2013 03:32 PM IST

    How proposed DDT change will impact your debt MF scheme

    In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Anil Rego of Right Horizons explained the concept of dividend distribution tax (DDT) and the impact of the proposed change in DDT on debt mutual funds.

  • Health insurance: Does it create wealth for you Apr 08, 2013 11:28 AM IST

    Health insurance: Does it create wealth for you

    Whichever way you look at it, there is nothing but truth in this statement. Philosophically, if you are not in good health, then despite having wealth one is not able to enjoy it.

  • Pre-existing disease coverage: Things you should know Mar 13, 2013 01:00 PM IST

    Pre-existing disease coverage: Things you should know

    Health insurance is a necessary expense. However, for people with pre-existing conditions, getting comprehensive health coverage can be difficult. Before we begin discussing pre-existing disease coverage, let us first define the term 'pre-existing condition'.

  • Key factors to understand in a health policy Mar 08, 2013 12:13 PM IST

    Key factors to understand in a health policy

    With health costs escalating at a rapid pace every year, it is imperative for every individual to have a health insurance policy.

  • How to manage multiple Health Covers! Mar 05, 2013 12:29 PM IST

    How to manage multiple Health Covers!

    An increasing stressful life coupled with the wide variety of healthcare insurance plans available in the market today has made a number of individuals to opt for more than one health covers.

  • Should you buy cashless or reimbursement health insurance? Mar 04, 2013 12:34 PM IST

    Should you buy cashless or reimbursement health insurance?

    As you begin the exercise of purchasing health insurance, a number of questions will arise. One of these is whether you should buy a cashless health policy or a reimbursement plan.

  • Smoking and Term Insurance! Feb 28, 2013 08:38 AM IST

    Smoking and Term Insurance!

    The cost of smoking in reality is much more than what you shell out of your pocket for a pack of cigarettes! It adds to your life in other forms, i.e. by way of medical expenses and even your insurance premiums!

  • Budget 2013-14: Infra status, govt aid top healthcare's Budget list Feb 27, 2013 01:36 PM IST

    Budget 2013-14: Infra status, govt aid top healthcare's Budget list

    The Indian healthcare industry is expected to grow at a whopping 25% this financial year according to the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India. India is positioned on the global map for being among the largest suppliers of generic drugs to the world and is one of the most promising growth markets globally.

  • IRDA rules aim to standardise health insurance norms Feb 27, 2013 12:55 PM IST

    IRDA rules aim to standardise health insurance norms

    There is a standard disclaimer in mutual fund advertisements which expects investors to read the offer document carefully before investing.

  • Budget 2013-14: Widen coverage area; give tax sops: Health insurance biz Feb 25, 2013 04:20 PM IST

    Budget 2013-14: Widen coverage area; give tax sops: Health insurance biz

    Indian economy measured in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) registered a growth rate of 6.5 per cent in 2011-12, which is the lowest annual growth rate of last decade. Further, this growth rate is expected to be 5.6 percent by the year end where as cost inflation index is moving up in double digit.

  • IRDA brings standardisation in health insurance Feb 21, 2013 10:25 PM IST

    IRDA brings standardisation in health insurance

    Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has issued the guidelines on standardisation in health insurance. There were regular complaints from the policy holders due to various interpretations in the health insurance sector.

  • 5 factors to consider before buying critical illness cover Feb 20, 2013 12:43 PM IST

    5 factors to consider before buying critical illness cover

    Diagnosis of critical illnesses is a life changing event which has far reaching consequences for both an individual and the persons dependent on him as critical illness can disrupt dreams and wipe out savings.

  • 5 must-do things for hassle free health insurance claim Feb 18, 2013 06:01 PM IST

    5 must-do things for hassle free health insurance claim

    A client was recently admitted to the hospital on having shown symptoms of a clot in the brain. As the MRI that was done confirmed this clot, he was taken to the ICU and put on medication to melt the clot.

  • Mediclaim: What you should know before you buy Feb 15, 2013 07:04 PM IST

    Mediclaim: What you should know before you buy

    Medical insurance has come a long way from the simple Mediclaim policy that people used to earlier take primarily for tax benefits. Even from the same insurance company, there are different types of medical policies, offering different features and benefits.

  • Missed the bus? Five tips for retirement planning Feb 15, 2013 03:24 PM IST

    Missed the bus? Five tips for retirement planning

    You are now 40 plus but have done very little or nothing for your retirement planning. With limited number earning years left, you are now worried and don‘t know what to do for your retirement planning.

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