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India’s private healthcare sector to spend more on IT

Recently, we came across news in an online Publication, businesswire.com The economic downturn has barely touched India healthcare, says AMI Healthcare Sector to spend more on ITRecently, we came across news in an online Publication, businesswire.com The economic downturn has barely touched India healthcare, says AMI KOLKATA, India-- With the growth of the India middle class, there is a shift toward private healthcare services. And the health insurance sector is maturing, offering greater scope and reach. India’s medical tourism is also booming. “In other words, the stage is . . .

Why is the Health insurance Sector Bleeding?

Loss in health insurance industryWhat!? But you’ve heard that health insurance industry was growing like never before, didn’t it just record a growth of 20% in premium collected last year and there was also news of more foreign health insurance companies coming to India… While all you heard is true, it is also true most of health insurance companies which are general insurance companies, . . .

Swine Flu rears its Head again!

Swine flu stages a comeback in india with 345 cases reported in 7 days With 345 cases being reported in the short span of 7 days, between 21st and 27th June, it has become clear that the arrival of monsoons has not only heralded the rains but also Swine Flu, in India! And with the virus spreading in areas, previously left untouched, this resurgence has become a matter of concern for the Indian Government. A . . .

Now… Rural India can buy Health Insurance on Mobile!

Recently, we came across news in an online Publication, centralchronicle.com Mobile Enrollment Technology by HDFC ERGORecently, we came across news in an online Publication, centralchronicle.com Bangalore, June 25: HDFC ERGO General Insurance, a leading private general insurance company, in association with Biocon Foundation, today launched 'Mobile enrolment technology' to enable the rural masses to buy health insurance policies with the help of just a mobile phone making the process paper-less and hassle free. Over 10,000 policies . . .

How feasible is Govt. Funded Health Insurance Plan for 62 Lakh Teachers?

Recently, we came across news in an online Publication, m.timesofindia.com Health Insurance and Life Insurance for TeacherRecently, we came across news in an online Publication, m.timesofindia.com NEW DELHI: In a move that could benefit more than 62 lakh school teachers in government, municipal and private unaided schools, the Centre plans to provide them with life insurance and health insurance at highly subsidized rates. The health insurance would cover a family of six the teacher himself or herself, the . . .

Cigarettes and Alcohol, will make you bunk Office!

“Cigarettes and Alcohol consumption promote absenteeism!” – Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). Smoking and Alcohol lead to a 20 % absenteeism from work, every week!“Cigarettes and Alcohol consumption promote absenteeism!” – Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). With news that can spell doom for the corridor smokers, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India has found that smoking and alcohol consumption within corporate employees results in a 20% rate of absenteeism every week! The study further stated that 29% of the . . .

Buy Health Insurance to Improve your Health

Recently, we came across news in an online Publication, business-standard.com Buy Health Insurance to improve your HealthRecently, we came across news in an online Publication, business-standard.com You need not shell out the big bucks to be pampered. Buy a health insurance and enjoy luxury treatment at a spa, join a gymnasium or a yoga centre and get the necessary incentives that suit your budget. Insurers, including ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co Ltd and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, are . . .

Switching Health Insurance Companies should become easy!

Recently, we came across news of a judgement in an online Publication, news.yahoo.com Switching Health Care ProviderRecently, we came across news of a judgement in an online Publication, news.yahoo.com New Delhi, June 13 (PTI) Mediclaim policyholders, who are not satisfied with the service of their existing service providers, will be able to switch to another insurer soon without any change in the premium outgo. However, this facility will be available to those policyholders who are insured for . . .

Consumer Commission denies relief to Mediclaim policy holder for non-disclosure

Recently, we came across news of a judgement in a leading online Publication, Zeenews.com Non Disclosure in Proposal fomRecently, we came across news of a judgement in a leading online Publication, Zeenews.com New Delhi: The National Consumer Commission has upheld the rejection of a Mediclaim of person, who suffered a heart attack within a week of taking an insurance policy, saying he failed to disclose the past history of the disease to the company.  "It is well settled that . . .

How a health checkup can be bad for your health!

Health check ups can be bad for you We all know that prevention is better than cure, and this is one of the reasons that executive health checkups have become so popular. They promise to help your doctor to pickup medical problems early, so they can be treated more effectively.Unfortunately, even though the logic is very appealing, the sad truth is that in real life, health checkups are . . .

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