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Top 10 Health Insurance Plans in India

    Whenever we decide on buying a health insurance policy, the first question that pops up in our mind is ‘Which is the best available health insurance plan?’ We spend a lot of time trying to look for the perfect plan that would fit the bill in terms of our requirement. With an increase in health insurance industry in India, there . . .

Religare Health Insurance Product Review- JOY Maternity Benefit- How good is it?

The weekend was short, as usual but so very sweet. My friend Rashmi delivered a baby girl & the excitement of holding a new born is indefinable. This also made me think about Maternity insurance products & cost attributed for this ‘benefit’ I can really say now there's nothing as beautiful as the feeling of Parenthood. It was nice to see . . .

Why Your Best Health Insurance policy never works the way you want

When you buy anything, you expect to it to be functional in best possible manner immediately& every time you need it. Well there is nothing wrong in this anticipation as that’s what you purchased it for. But this ‘hope’ does get shaken when it comes to Health Insurance. Every person buying a policy thinks he has got the best health . . .

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Health Insurance Policy in India

Finding out how to choose the right health insurance policy in the Indian context is easy. Nevertheless, it does call for some study before you write out that premium cheque. The reason: it’s not just the initial premium amount that you are paying. You implicitly commit to pay premium for the years ahead too, expecting good service from the same . . .

The Right time to buy a Health Insurance Policy

Though you understand that it is beneficial to be covered under a health insurance plan but there are chances that you may delay the buying decision as you do not have an urgent need to utilize the benefits offered by the health insurance policy. However, this is one of the biggest mistakes that most individuals make. It is important to . . .

Mediclaim Policyholders, Do you know the Definition of a Nursing Home?

Since many years, the definition of Hospital / Nursing Home for Mediclaim Policies of various insurers has been similar & it evolved to add some more criterion but did not change the basic tenets of the qualifying criterion.This is how it was worded: 'HOSPITAL/NURSING HOME’ means any institution in India established for indoor care and treatment of sickness and injuries and . . .

New India Assurance Mediclaim 2012 Policy – Review

    New India, very recently launched a newer version of its existing mediclaim policy with the name New India Assurance Mediclaim Policy 2012. This was a much awaited revision, as we were curious to know how the largest general insurance player with a turnover of INR 12500 Cr. in the health insurance industry reacts to the rising private sector competition which . . .

Star Cardiac Care ~ Review: Health Insurance for Heart Patients

(Updated on 09-04-2013) With estimated 32 million cardiac patients, India is the world’s capital for Cardiac Ailments. Surveys say that 60% of the Heart patients in the world are expected to be from India by as early as 2016! This is the sad news. Till date if you were a heart patient, it was difficult to get a health insurance policy, . . .

IRDA Health Insurance Regulations and Standardization Guidelines - How do they impact you?

Good news! Thanks to the continuous efforts of social worker and activist Gaurang Damani and the Mumbai High Court,we are finally seeing good changes in Health Insurance. In February, IRDA approved IRDA (Health Insurance) Regulations 2013. Following the regulations, the IRDA issued health insurance standardization guidelines to Insurance Companies and TPAs.  The regulations and the guidelines, straighten many grey areas, bringing . . .

Upgrading your Health Insurance Coverage

If you have bought your own personal health insurance before 2010, in all probability, you have sum insured coverage of less than Rs. 4 Lakhs. While it’s great to hear that you at least have your own independent health insurance, and are not dependant on your employer, it’s high time you realize that with the skyrocketing healthcare inflation, the sum . . .

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