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Health  /  Published 05.02.21

Importance of Life Insurance in 2021

Year 2020 was like no other. It was a year that saw close to 100 million people getting infected by COVID-19. Out of these, over two million people lost their lives. (1) Fortunately, 2021 has brought ...
By Our Correspondent in

Business  /  Published 10.01.21

Medical payout benefits sought

Life insurers want parity in tax exemption on their pension plans and investment under NPS. Moreover, increased supply of long-term government bonds could generate better yields on annuities. “...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.12.20

Panel to look into Swasthya Sathi rates

The state government on Tuesday formed a committee to look into, among other things, whether the rates under the Swasthya Sathi insurance scheme could be increased as demanded by private hospitals. &n...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.12.20

Hospitals’ insurance rate concerns

Private hospitals on Monday expressed reservations about the rates of a Bengal government insurance scheme that has recently been extended to all residents of the state. At a meeting on Monday, repre...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.12.20

Medical insurance no bar to discount

A Covid-19 patient with medical insurance will be eligible for discounts on medicines and consumables if the treatment cost turns out to be more than what the insurance firm has paid, the state clinic...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

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Calcutta  /  Published 10.12.20

ICU: glare on long stay

Many Covid patients are being admitted to the intensive care unit or kept there for a prolonged period even if they do not need critical care support, state government officials involved in tackling t...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 07.12.20

The benefits of health insurance

Health insurance as an annual investment tool is gaining prominence among Indians. The ones with health cover benefitted from its coverage during the Covid-19 phase. For the others, the risk of incurr...
By Tapan Singhel in

West Bengal  /  Published 03.12.20

Special kiosks for Bengal health scheme

The Bengal government has asked district authorities to set up special kiosks for the Swathya Sathi scheme at the camps under the Duare Sarkar (government on doorstep) programme after it appeared that...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Business  /  Published 30.11.20

Start-up Plum raises $4m

Sequoia Capital India backed insurance startup Plum has raised $4.1 million in a bid to provide group health insurance to small and medium enterprises. The recent round of funding for the start-up, w...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 19.10.20

Bad investment habits to get rid of

With a deadly virus in the air, we're constantly reminded that life is delicate.But life must go on, too. Continuity of financial plans-whether you're there to see them through or not-is cruci...
By Adhil Shetty in


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