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  • 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

  • Go beyond premiums while choosing among standardized insurance policies Feb 19, 2021 12:02 PM IST

    Go beyond premiums while choosing among standardized insurance policies

    The insurance regulator's diktat on standardised insurance products means that the features would be similar across firms. But opting for a policy with low premiums can prove to be a costly mistake

  • Health insurance to see higher double-digits growth in medium term: Report Feb 08, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    Health insurance to see higher double-digits growth in medium term: Report

    During FY15-FY20, the segment expanded by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20 percent.

  • Health sector gets a boost in Budget 2021 Feb 03, 2021 09:51 AM IST

    Health sector gets a boost in Budget 2021

    The Government has announced a new health scheme that will contribute towards bettering our existing health infrastructure

  • ICICI Lombard: Premium growth recovering, lower claims boost profits Feb 02, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    ICICI Lombard: Premium growth recovering, lower claims boost profits

    While the overall premium growth in FY22 is expected to be higher, the merger with Bharti AXA will put pressure on ICICI Lombard's FY22 financials

  • IRDAI asks insurers to settle claims as per cashless agreements with hospitals, policy terms Jan 14, 2021 05:02 PM IST

    IRDAI asks insurers to settle claims as per cashless agreements with hospitals, policy terms

    Insurers can take GI Council and state government-prescribed rates into account while entering into cashless agreements with hospitals

  • Budget 2021: Here's what the health insurance industry wants Jan 13, 2021 10:13 AM IST

    Budget 2021: Here's what the health insurance industry wants

    The industry expects the government to focus on bringing a large number of people under the ambit of health insurance

  • Unhappy with your health insurance policy? Here’s how you can port your cover without losing benefits Jan 13, 2021 09:25 AM IST

    Unhappy with your health insurance policy? Here’s how you can port your cover without losing benefits

    Health insurance policy portability allows waiver of pre-existing illnesses waiting period. But senior citizens find it tough to switch policies

  • Are the wellness benefits that come bundled with health insurance covers worthwhile? Jan 06, 2021 10:10 AM IST

    Are the wellness benefits that come bundled with health insurance covers worthwhile?

    The real cost to insurers is low. Not surprisingly, the impact achieved is low too

  • Over 60% medical claims delayed by more than a month: Beshak health insurance survey Jan 04, 2021 09:35 AM IST

    Over 60% medical claims delayed by more than a month: Beshak health insurance survey

    Lack of guidance from insurers and TPA during claim intimation, paperwork and processing rile policyholders

  • Should you take a health insurance policy that comes with a co-pay clause? Dec 29, 2020 09:36 AM IST

    Should you take a health insurance policy that comes with a co-pay clause?

    Co-pay ratio in health insurance policies can lower your premiums, but also add to your out-of-pocket expense

  • 7 money lessons that COVID-19 taught us for 2021   Dec 21, 2020 10:35 AM IST

    7 money lessons that COVID-19 taught us for 2021  

    Investors who lost their nerve in March and exited, turned their temporary losses into permanent ones

  • Exorbitant health insurance premiums to take a toll on senior citizens Dec 16, 2020 10:09 AM IST

    Exorbitant health insurance premiums to take a toll on senior citizens

    Does it make sense for senior citizens to pay Rs 50000 to Rs 1 lakh per year on policies, for meagre covers of Rs 3-5 lakh?

  • It’s not just you: Picking a health insurance plan is really hard Dec 11, 2020 11:14 PM IST

    It’s not just you: Picking a health insurance plan is really hard

    People struggle to make good choices when it comes to all kinds of financial products, but health insurance is especially confusing, with its mix of technical benefits and fees. Many Americans don’t understand terms like “deductible” or “coinsurance” very well.

  • Facing a massive hike in health insurance premiums? Here’s what you can do Dec 10, 2020 09:27 AM IST

    Facing a massive hike in health insurance premiums? Here’s what you can do

    Despite IRDAI’s clarifications, policyholders continue to suffer as insurers hike health cover premiums citing high claims

  • Term insurance premiums could rise further, but that’s not related to COVID-19: HDFC Life Dec 03, 2020 09:53 AM IST

    Term insurance premiums could rise further, but that’s not related to COVID-19: HDFC Life

    Depending on the data relating to immunity, there could be a case for differential premium pricing based on geographies, subject to IRDAI approvals

  • The importance of network hospitals in health insurance Dec 02, 2020 09:49 AM IST

    The importance of network hospitals in health insurance

    You can avail cashless treatment at your choice of network hospital from those offered by the health insurance company

  • How group health insurance covers offered by banks work Nov 25, 2020 10:22 AM IST

    How group health insurance covers offered by banks work

    Group health insurance covers offered by banks may suit senior citizens, but it is always better to have an individual policy

  • IRDAI draft: Standardised insurance covers for Dengue, Malaria and Chikungunya Nov 18, 2020 09:20 AM IST

    IRDAI draft: Standardised insurance covers for Dengue, Malaria and Chikungunya

    Insurance plans for vector-borne diseases such as Dengue, Malaria and Chikungunya exist even now. But IRDAI has proposed a standard health cover for such diseases

  • Non-payment of full claim amount, the most common COVID-19 complaint: Insurance ombudsman Nov 16, 2020 09:38 AM IST

    Non-payment of full claim amount, the most common COVID-19 complaint: Insurance ombudsman

    Policyholders can approach insurance ombudsman offices for any dispute with insurers

  • 4 must-have insurance policies during the COVID-19 pandemic Oct 28, 2020 11:06 AM IST

    4 must-have insurance policies during the COVID-19 pandemic

    If taken now, these insurance covers can go a long way in making yourself pandemic-proof and worry-free

  • Simply Save podcast | Hikes in health insurance premiums: How policyholders can keep premiums in check Oct 20, 2020 08:15 PM IST

    Simply Save podcast | Hikes in health insurance premiums: How policyholders can keep premiums in check

    Post October 1, health insurance premiums have seen sharp increases in some cases. Porting to other insurers or switching to tailor-made policies could help keep a lid on premiums.

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