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How Vital is trying to bring low-cost, personalised health insurance policies for all

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The Covid pandemic has emphasized the importance and boosted the demand for health insurance. But with insurers witnessing a deluge of claims coupled with medical inflation, it has also resulted in rising health insurance premiums.   Vital, an insure-tech platform is trying to address this problem of making health insurance coverage accessible to all by […]

Surge in claims for health insurers continues even after COVID second wave

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Health insurers in the country continue to see heavy claims despite the abatement of the second wave of the Covid19 pandemic. Star Health Insurance, one of the leading health insurance players, is receiving 4,000-6,000 claims per day across the country, said Dr. S Prakash, MD, Star Health Insurance. Stark rise in claims from non-Covid Hospitalization […]

Unhappy with your insurance policy? Find out how to port it!

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Insurance is a tricky piece of paper. Not many of us understand the full terms and conditions before buying a policy. But when the need arises to make a claim, we dig into the documents and the real experience with the insurance cover begins. And those who didn’t fully understand the insurance policy at the […]

World Hypertension Day: Why it’s important to monitor your blood pressure and amp up health insurance

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It is common to be stressed out, whether in the corporate world, entrepreneurship, or simply while running the household. Stress catches us young, and if left unchecked, it stealthily grows within us, disguising as hypertension, commonly referred to as high blood pressure. As per WHO, nearly 63 percent of total deaths in India are due […]

How to buy health insurance for senior citizens

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In a world where senior citizens are at the highest risk of getting severely affected due to the Coronavirus, it is prudent to cover them under a comprehensive health insurance policy apart from vaccination against COVID19. The health risks our seniors face are many – two in every three senior citizens in India suffer from […]

How effective is your Corona-specific health policy in the COVID Second Wave

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Do sanitizers, double masks and steam inhales make you 100 percent safe from COVID-19? The second wave of Coronavirus sweeping the country has resulted in loss of lakhs of lives due to shortage of oxygen and hospital beds.  Most of us seeking treatment right now don’t have an adequate health insurance cover, leading families into […]

Choosing Health Insurance Plan from New India Assurance


There are 30 health insurance providers in India, and if you decide to opt for the company with the highest market share in the general insurance space, then New India Assurance will be your insurer of choice. Based on your requirements – whether you are single, married, want to cover your parents or are a […]

Star Health to cover COVID vaccine cost under annual health check-up: MD Dr S Prakash

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Star Health & Allied insurance is planning to cover the cost of Coronavirus vaccine as the part of its annual health check-up offering to the customers. “As an in-patient if somebody is admitted and the COVID vaccine is given, we include it in our claims pay-out and in the annual health-check-ups we offer as an […]

COVID-19: Health insurers extend cover for online medical consultation & home care

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The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a significant shift towards tele-consultation and telemedicine in the healthcare industry. Telemedicine essentially allows registered medical practitioners to use online video consultation as most people avoid visiting the hospital due to the fear of contracting the virus. Telemedicine has been a boon for millions as they are able to […]