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  • COVID-19 claims: General Insurance Council’s tariff card explained Jul 08, 2020 10:14 AM IST

    COVID-19 claims: General Insurance Council’s tariff card explained

    The indicative COVID-19 hospital tariff proposed by the General Insurance Council may reduce disputes between hospitals and insurers

  • IRDAI allows insurers to offer higher sums insured through Aarogya Sanjeevani Jul 07, 2020 08:46 PM IST

    IRDAI allows insurers to offer higher sums insured through Aarogya Sanjeevani

    The lower sum insured limit reduced to Rs 50,000

  • Corporates are seeking higher health cover limits for their employees: United India Insurance Jul 07, 2020 09:22 AM IST

    Corporates are seeking higher health cover limits for their employees: United India Insurance

    Standardisation of hospital charges is necessary for providing affordable and sustainable healthcare

  • COVID-19 treatment: Know what your health insurer will not pay for Jul 06, 2020 09:42 AM IST

    COVID-19 treatment: Know what your health insurer will not pay for

    Non-payable expenses in your hospitalisation bill can drastically increase your out-of-pocket costs

  • Expert speak: Should you buy standard COVID health insurance products? Jul 02, 2020 09:51 AM IST

    Expert speak: Should you buy standard COVID health insurance products?

    The policy should not be taken as a substitute for a normal comprehensive health cover

  • Despite capped prices for COVID treatment, health insurance remains critical Jul 01, 2020 09:14 AM IST

    Despite capped prices for COVID treatment, health insurance remains critical

    Buying a health insurance plan not just for yourself but for your entire family is important

  • COVID-19:Unpaid insurance premiums during grace period can lead to rejection of claims Jun 29, 2020 09:32 AM IST

    COVID-19:Unpaid insurance premiums during grace period can lead to rejection of claims

    This grace period is the time given after the policy expiry date

  • Standardised ‘Corona Kavach’ & ‘Corona Rakshak’ health insurance products from July 10 Jun 27, 2020 08:42 AM IST

    Standardised ‘Corona Kavach’ & ‘Corona Rakshak’ health insurance products from July 10

    The insurance regulator has finalised guidelines on uniform COVID-19 product, to be offered in reimbursement and fixed benefit variants; will offer maximum coverage of Rs 5 lakh and Rs 2.5 lakh respectively

  • COVID crisis: Soon your health policy will cover online doctor consultations Jun 26, 2020 09:10 AM IST

    COVID crisis: Soon your health policy will cover online doctor consultations

    A recent IRDAI circular has now advised insurers to recognize telemedicine as a valid doctor consultation

  • Insurance companies are pushing Rs 1-crore health covers. Do you really need them? Jun 24, 2020 11:52 AM IST

    Insurance companies are pushing Rs 1-crore health covers. Do you really need them?

    Insurers may find these Rs 1 crore health policies unviable and hike premiums steeply later

  • IRDAI allows insurers to offer short-term health policies against COVID-19 Jun 23, 2020 07:44 PM IST

    IRDAI allows insurers to offer short-term health policies against COVID-19

    IRDAI asked the insurers to devise inclusive short-term health insurance products "where waiting periods are part of the product, such waiting period shall not exceed 15 days".

  • IRDAI proposes two ‘new and improved’ standard COVID health policies Jun 23, 2020 03:06 PM IST

    IRDAI proposes two ‘new and improved’ standard COVID health policies

    The new indemnity policy will clearly cover PPE and other consumable costs, which is in favour of customers.

  • Coronavirus outbreak | IRDAI’s new standard COVID-19 health cover may be priced between Rs 600 and Rs 3,000 Jun 23, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak | IRDAI’s new standard COVID-19 health cover may be priced between Rs 600 and Rs 3,000

    The new insurance policy for COVID-19 would cover hospitalisation cost and include a benefit component whereby the amount would be paid immediately upon a novel coronavirus infection being detected.

  • COVID crisis: IRDAI suggests telemedicine and fewer deductions for friendlier health policies Jun 18, 2020 09:23 AM IST

    COVID crisis: IRDAI suggests telemedicine and fewer deductions for friendlier health policies

    One of the most important advantages of telemedicine is the saving in costs and efforts need for travelling long distances

  • COVID-19: Select health insurance policies may cover treatment taken at home   Jun 17, 2020 10:38 AM IST

    COVID-19: Select health insurance policies may cover treatment taken at home  

    You can make a claim if your health policy covers domiciliary hospitalisation

  • Explained | Health insurance claims: IRDAI guidelines Jun 16, 2020 07:52 PM IST

    Explained | Health insurance claims: IRDAI guidelines

    In this edition of the Explained series, find out the insurance admissible limits and claims settlement procedure.

  • We have been scoring hospitals on services and deficiencies even before COVID-19: Star Health Jun 15, 2020 10:24 AM IST

    We have been scoring hospitals on services and deficiencies even before COVID-19: Star Health

    I am willing to pay for the costs incurred and not for (hospitals’) profits

  • IRDAI revises  COVID-19 product draft, prescribes a fixed benefit cover Jun 12, 2020 10:10 AM IST

    IRDAI revises  COVID-19 product draft, prescribes a fixed benefit cover

    The product will be available from June 30 if the proposal is finalised in its current form

  • For senior citizens, a regular health cover works better than a dedicated policy   Jun 12, 2020 09:45 AM IST

    For senior citizens, a regular health cover works better than a dedicated policy  

    Look for a regular cover first, but if it is not issued or if premiums are too high, explore dedicated policies

  • Arogya Sanjeevani: Low-cost insurance, but a regular health cover works better May 27, 2020 09:25 AM IST

    Arogya Sanjeevani: Low-cost insurance, but a regular health cover works better

    Existing health insurance plans offer far more features and benefits, but come with higher premiums

  • Health care used to be recession-proof. Not anymore May 08, 2020 10:52 PM IST

    Health care used to be recession-proof. Not anymore

    The tumble in health jobs caused by the coronavirus is likely to make the recession deeper and the recovery slower

  • COVID-specific insurance policies: Should you go for them? Apr 28, 2020 10:58 AM IST

    COVID-specific insurance policies: Should you go for them?

    Apart from COVID-specific plans, this is a good time to evaluate your existing health insurance policy

  • Paying health premiums in instalments? Know the nitty-gritties Apr 27, 2020 09:27 AM IST

    Paying health premiums in instalments? Know the nitty-gritties

    Policyholders struggling with COVID-19-induced cash crunch may opt for it, but they must know the flipside before signing up

  • Jet Airways fiasco: Never let your money matters hit an air pocket Apr 17, 2020 09:04 AM IST

    Jet Airways fiasco: Never let your money matters hit an air pocket

    Having an emergency corpus and a health cover is critical

  • Health policy premiums to get dearer, as insurers expand coverage Apr 14, 2020 09:33 AM IST

    Health policy premiums to get dearer, as insurers expand coverage

    Insurance companies are refiling their products and increasing prices to accommodate the more extensive coverage requirements

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