Health Insurance
Business  /  Published 12.08.22

Insurance platform in the works

A composite platform that could facilitate sales, servicing and settlement of claims across different insurance categories is being explored by insurance companies and industry regulator IRDAI. The p...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

News  /  Published 26.07.22

IVF clinics get health department certificates

Three prisoners, including a murder accused, escaped from Durgapur sub-correctional home after apparently scaling the 30ft-high boundary wall on Sunday. The escape came to light when jail authorities...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

India  /  Published 23.06.22

Surrogacy: 3-yr maternity health insurance

Couples who intend to take the surrogacy route to become parents will have to buy a general health insurance coverage in favour of a surrogate mother for a period of 36 months, according to the Surrog...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 25.01.22

Bengal commission seeks affidavit from Medica on discount to patients

The clinical establishment commission on Monday asked Medica hospital to file an affidavit stating that it would offer discounts on medicines, consumables and pathological tests on the part of the bil...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 25.01.22

Kolkatans face flood of cashless claim rejections in mild Covid cases during third wave

Many cashless insurance claims of Covid patients are being rejected during the third wave, hospitals and insurance companies said. In the first two waves, too, there were many rejections but this tim...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata


Business  /  Published 04.01.22

Omicron covered under Covid plans

Insurance regulator Irdai on Monday said health insurance policies that cover Covid treatment costs will also cover expenses for treating the Omicron variant. “All health insurance policies iss...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 09.11.21

Left out: healthcare

Covid-19’s second wave put a massive strain on India’s medical infrastructure. With just 5 hospital beds and 8.6 doctors for every 10,000 people, India has one of the least robust medical ...
By Partha Pratim Chakraborty

States  /  Published 01.10.21

Sikkim’s health insurance launch on hold

The much-touted Sikkim Krantikari Morcha government’s universal health insurance scheme, Su-Swastha Yojana, which was to have formally rolled out from Friday, was suspended at the eleventh hour ...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

Business  /  Published 27.09.21

Term plan costs to rise

Term life insurance policies may become costlier with reinsurance companies in favour of stricter guidelines on underwriting amid high mortality claims. According to industry sources, reinsurers have...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 27.09.21

Cover conscious

Most of us invest a lot of time in researching and determining what’s best for us. For instance, we look for a smartphone with a good storage space and battery life or when deciding on a car, we...
By Tapan Singhel


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