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Health Insurance Claims may get delayed, as I-T dept seal TPA accounts

Recently, we came across news in an online Publication, mydigitalfc.com Health insurance policyholders may face problems as I-T dept seals TPA accountsRecently, we came across news in an online Publication, mydigitalfc.com Several health insurance policyholders may face problems in getting cashless hospitalisation as the income tax department has sealed accounts of several third party intermediaries (TPAs) for non-payment of tax deducted at source (TDS). Industry officials say TPAs whose accounts have been sealed are Mumbai headquartered Pa­ramount Health Services, United Healthcare Services, . . .

Corporate Hospitals criticize withdrawal of cashless service for Mediclaim.

Recently, we came across news in an online Publication, business-standard.com Withdrawal of cashless service for Mediclaim.Recently, we came across news in an online Publication, business-standard.com The decision by public sector health insurance companies to deny cashless services to their clients has been criticised by Fortis, a leading corporate healthcare chain. Chains such as Fortis generate a significant portion of their revenue through health insurance policy reimbursements. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry was also critical. . . .

Medimanage Exclusive: Analyzing PSU Health Insurers delisting Popular Hospitals!

Financial losses by health insruance company Health insurance companies are trying to salvage the losses which are just increasing each year and here is another of their moves. Public Health insurance Companies (Oriental, New India Assurance, United, National) have announced that they are taking down large number of the hospitals from their list of network hospitals to access Cashless service. From the 800 hospitals which were . . .

60 Million Insured under National Rural Health Insurance (RSBY)

Recently, we came across news in an online Publication, hindustantimes.com Rashtriya Swasthya Bima YojanaRecently, we came across news in an online Publication, hindustantimes.com In 26 months, RSBY has enrolled more than 60 million people in 22 states; by next year that should double to 100 million. This is the first use, on this scale, of India's technology prowess to run a national socal-security programme. If RSBY succeeds, it could be the precursor for reforms . . .

Oriental Insurance’s Top Priority is Personal Health Insurance!

Recently, we came across news in an online Publication, economictimes.indiatimes.com Oriental InsuranceRecently, we came across news in an online Publication, economictimes.indiatimes.com India’s insurance sector witnessed dramatic changes in the last 10 years after it was opened up for private players at the turn of the millennium. An influx of private players and the tough competition that ensued forced state-run insurance firms to focus more on the quality of services, rather than just . . .

Indian Government proposes Health Insurance Scheme for BPL Families

Recently, we came across news in an online Publication, timesofindia.indiatimes.com Domestic workers may soon get health coverRecently, we came across news in an online Publication, timesofindia.indiatimes.com NEW DELHI: The labour ministry has moved a Cabinet proposal to extend the health insurance scheme for BPL families — Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana — to domestic workers. It means government will register workers, mostly maids working in domestic households, to give them insurance benefit. The task force has recommended . . .

Life Insurance companies offering Health Insurance plan

Recently, we came across news in an online Publication, globalsurance.com Health Plus Life Insurance PlanRecently, we came across news in an online Publication, globalsurance.com Future Generali’s Health product is planned for a future launch date. Since the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) decided to allow combination products of health insurance coupled with life insurance earlier in 2010, Future Generali is planning on having its health plus life insurance ready within the next two months. The . . .

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, . . .

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 . . .

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