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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 . . .

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, . . .

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 . . .

Health Insurance Claim Settlement Ratio in India - Uncovering the true facts

Whenever I find time, I enjoy listening to call records of our advisory team with our clients. It’s great learning, and is full of interesting insights. One question which is very hot amongst customers is regarding Claim Settlement Ratio of Health Insurance Companies in India from IRDA. I presume that this is to understand how efficient Health Insurance companies are in . . .

Religare Health Insurance's new product – “Care” : How good is it?

Specialized Health Insurance companies have brought tremendous innovation, and choice to the market. In fact, this morning I was thinking how the choice and convenience would have been if we did not have these players, and only depended on the “general” General Insurance companies. Now, the fourth specialized health insurance company in India, Religare Health Insurance recently launched its first product . . .

Tata AIG launches Health Insurance - MediPrime : Review

Medimanage.com Exclusive: Tata AIG General Insurance today launched its first indemnity based health insurance policy called: "MediPrime". Till date, Tata AIG, like its international joint venture partner AIG marketed only benefit products under Health, that provided event based lumpsum benefits. This launch brings a 10 year old heavy weight general insurance brand like Tata AIG into Health Insurance in India, . . .

Interview with Jago Investor : Myths in Health Insurance

Health Insurance Myths A few days after I wrote the blog on the various myths in Health Insurance in India, I received a call from an excited Manish Chauhan from Jago Investor, a blog which we admire for its energy and content in educating, and now even driving customers towards Action. He was asking me if I would be interested in a Video . . .

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, . . .

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