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Cashless Mediclaim row debated in Parliament.

Cashless Mediclaim row debated in Parliament. NEW DELHI: “More and more hospitals will join the network (Preferred Provider Network) in coming days," said minister of state for finance Namo Narayan Meena while replying to a calling attention on the issue, raised by BJP member S S Ahluwalia, in the Rajya Sabha. He said public sector insurance companies had to resort to rationalization of rates for cashless facilities . . .

PSU Insurers: Fix rates or get delisted from our Cashless Network.

Insurers may expand the list of hospitals for cashless facility. NEW DELHI: Locked in a battle with big healthcare firms over censoring cashless health insurance claims, state-run insurers on Thursday asserted that the facility would be extended only to those hospitals that agree to their rates for medical expenses. "The purpose of working out such package rates and stabilising the hospitalisation costs, will benefit the insured in many ways," . . .

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, . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Boom in Health insurance attracts International Players

Health insurance industry as early as 10 years back was in its infancy with only public sector companies who were also life insurance players.  It was after the year 2000 that privately owned general health insurance companies came to India like HDFC, Tata, Max life, Kotak and Birla but it was only in year 2005 with Star health that a dedicated health insurance company came in India. It was followed with Apollo DKV now known as Apollo Munich and now Max Bupa which has launched in March. foreign health insurance companies are coming to IndiaHealth insurance industry as early as 10 years back was in its infancy with only public sector companies who were also life insurance players.  It was after the year 2000 that privately owned general health insurance companies came to India like HDFC, Tata, Max life, Kotak and Birla but it was only in year 2005 with Star health that a . . .

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