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Health Insurance and Aids in India - A Narrow path leading nowhere!

Aids and Health Insurance in India A staggering 25 Million. That's the figure quoted by experts, for the number of Indians who will be afflicted by AIDS in the current year. Considering the 2.3 million in the year 2007 it is indeed a sharp rise, which horrifyingly will go on to increase in the near future, given the stigma and shame attached to the disease in India, . . .

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 . . .

Increasing Lifestyle Diseases and the Future of Health Insurance in India

First the good news, Indian health care industry in the 1990s grew at a rate of 16% and today is worth more than $ 34 billion. Health insurance industry has registered a 20% growth in health insurance premium in December 2009 and is expected to cross a premium mark of Rs. 9000 crore in FY 2010 making health insurance industry . . .

The News: Premium up 20% | The "Breaking" News: Loss up 63%

OK. Assume you are a journalist in a business daily. You get a press release with the following figures. 1. XYZ Ltd. Sales grows by 20% 2. XYZ Ltd. Operating Loss grows by 63% Which would you select as your headline? All major dailies reported "The News" from one of the general insurance companies, mostly copy-pasted from the press release they received from . . .

The customer frowns as Service Tax on Cashless Services under Health Policies takes off

Service Tax on Cashless Hospitalization - Budget 2010Ever since it was first introduced, Cashless Hospitalization remains one of the most attractive services provided by health Insurance companies, to provide advance payment of the hospitalization expenses incurred by policy holders in a “network hospital”. Increasingly, Cashless service has assumed growing importance and almost every insurance company has ensured it provides this benefit to its customers. But, enter Budget . . .

Ways to Boost Health Insurance Sector in India

Health Isnurance Market in IndiaShe is the second most populous country in the world. She has been successful in gradually overcoming the global recession and is very much on her way towards achieving a double-digit growth and donning the mantle of being the fastest-growing economy in the world within the next four years. But even as she continues to march ahead and bask in . . .

Have Health Insurance? Will be overcharged!

overcharging hospitals What is the first thing that the hospital staff asks you as you try to get your close one admitted? Along with the other questions about name, age, symptoms experienced, there is one question that they do not fail to ask, “Do you have health insurance?” The answer to this question has more implications on your final bill than you . . .

Future of TPAs in India. Is it the end of road for TPAs?

Health Insurance being the corner stone of growth for the Insurance Industry; specially the Non-Life side, has been in the news. Huge growth numbers have been regular headlines in all kinds of media. Though Mediclaim is the most important growth driver and prime focus for the Insurance Industry, claims keep soaring taller and taller than the premiums in the PPT presentations of Insurance Companies. Health Insurance being the corner stone of growth for the Insurance Industry; specially the Non-Life side, has been in the news. Huge growth numbers have been regular headlines in all kinds of media. Though Mediclaim is the most important growth driver and prime focus for the Insurance Industry, claims keep soaring taller and taller than the premiums in the PPT . . .

Row over New India's Cheapest Health Insurance policy

Health Insurance If you had been considering the premium amount on health insurance policies to be too stiff, this will come as good news to you. Especially, at a time when most of the general insurance companies have raised their health insurance premiums by 20-30 per cent, the news of a public sector general insurance company, looking at launching one of the . . .

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