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Mediclaim/Health Insurance Portability in India

Health Insurance Portability A few days back, IRDA, the apex regulator of the Insurance Industry released a circular giving guidelines on introduction of portability of Health Insurance/Mediclaim in India with effect from 1st July 2011. (Note, there are certain companies which offer portability of benefits to their products even today, but this is as per their own guidelines and procedures. Inquire with us, . . .

Buy Star Unique Health to cover Pre-existing diseases | No Medical Test upto age 65

Star Health recently launched their new product – Star Health Unique, which covers select Pre-existing diseases/conditions after a waiting period of 11 months. Highlights: Apart from the standard hospitalization cover for accident and sickness, the main highlights of this health plan are:  Covers select Pre-existing diseases/conditions after a waiting period of 11 months, which is considerably low compared to the earlier lowest of . . .

Press Release: In a first, Medimanage launch full-service Retail Health Insurance Portal

Health Insurance Broker’s www.medimanage.com is now India’s First Integrated Health Insurance Services Website Mumbai, 2nd November 2010: Medimanage Insurance Broking Pvt Ltd, the only dedicated Health Insurance Broker in India, launched its ‘Direct to Customer’ Health Insurance Services through its portal www.medimanage.com on Tuesday, 2nd November 2010. The website is now, the first website in the country to go beyond the usual . . .

10 Commandments of Group Health Insurance for Small Businesses (SMEs)

We are observing a fast growing interest from Small and Medium Businesses/Enterprises for Group Health Insurance. Group Health Insurance in India has gradually become a benchmark benefit as well as a retention tool for every employer. Here are some basic Do's and Don'ts created from our experience in managing Group Health Insurance for SMEs: 1.       Take a minimum 2 Lakh cover for . . .

Group Mediclaim/ Health Insurance for Small Businesses in India!

The Indian spirit of enterprise has been celebrated across the world. India is home to the one of the largest Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), with an estimated 35 million enterprises, constituting 80% of the total number of industrial enterprises. Entrepreneurs and Key executives running SMEs compete with larger companies to attract and retain talent are under great pressure to benchmark . . .

Smoking not only a lung danger! It will give you a heart attack!

smoking can give you a heart attack Smoking, stress and an unhealthy lifestyle can lead to heart attacks!! Here are people for whom a heart attack turned around their lives. They stopped smoking, started regular exercise and ate well balanced diets. Success stories of how they gave up smoking and took a healthy active lifestyle… Hope it doesn’t take you a heart attack to give up smoking! Click here . . .

Parents: Keep an eye on how much time your kid spends online!

Kids addicted to the internet In today’s internet age, almost all of us have a broadband connection in our homes. From internet connection in our PC’s to net connection in our laptops, notebooks and cell phones too, net connection is available at our finger tips. Under such conditions most parents, typically working parents, in urban cities, are either unaware or not in control of the . . .

Breast Feeding can reduce your risk of Breast Cancer!

The director, of Tata Memorial Centre (Cancer Research Centre), Parel, specialized in prevention and management of breast cancer, in an interview with HT, talks about preventive measures and what increases your risk for breast cancer. Prevention Keeping weight in check - A woman increases her risk of breast cancer by 12% for every 4 Kgs that she is overweight. breast feedingThe director, of Tata Memorial Centre (Cancer Research Centre), Parel, specialized in prevention and management of breast cancer, in an interview with HT, talks about preventive measures and what increases your risk for breast cancer. Prevention Keeping weight in check - A woman increases her risk of breast cancer by 12% for every 4 Kgs that she is overweight. Having a child . . .

‘Zero calories’ sweeteners actually make you gain weight!!

artificial sweetners do not help you lose weight Against the popular belief that using an artificial sweetener can actually help you lose weight, Rujuta Diwekar, famous author of ‘Don’t lose your mind lose your weight’, says that it actually helps you put on weight! She is of the opinion; your total calorie consumption goes up the moment you choose a sugar substitute over sugar. Using these substitutes make you . . .

What's in our Honey? Antibiotics!!! Another Tale of 'anything goes' in India

Honey contains antibiotics CSE or Center For Science and Environment has again done it. Their study conducted on major brands of Honey in India (Dabur, Baidyanath, Himalaya, Patanjali Products etc) showed that 11 out of 12 contain disturbingly high levels of antibiotics. Not only this, the imported brands (NectaFlor from Switzerland and Capilano Pure from Australia) also contain high levels of anti bacterial compounds which . . .

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