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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," . . .

How will Common TPA for PSU Insurers impact consumers and health insurance industry?

Recently, we came across news in an online Publication, in.news.yahoo.com Common TPA to process the health insurance claimsRecently, we came across news in an online Publication, in.news.yahoo.com Chennai, July 11 (IANS) The four government-owned non-life insurers -- National Insurance, New India Assurance, Oriental Insurance and United India Insurance-- will soon be taking forward their idea of floating a common third party administrator (TPA) to process the health insurance claims. 'We will be issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) shortly. . . .

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, . . .

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 . . .

Winners of the When You were a Baby Contest announced!

when you were a baby contest winners Announcing the Winners of ‘When you were a Baby’ contest. Congratulations! Medimanage.com also wishes to thank all the participants. Following is a list of the 10 lucky winners who will each win a gift voucher worth Rs. 500! Karthi R Sunil Kumar Geetha Suresh Sandeep Agarwal Govardhan MS Praveen Sridharmurthy Mahesh Nambiar Shilpa Chabbra Sheela Navaneenthan Abirami S . . .

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, . . .

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