Health Insurance
Business  /  Published 18.10.20

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

Calcutta  /  Published 30.09.20

Hospital bill without details

A Covid patient’s family had to beg and borrow to raise Rs 2.5 lakh for his treatment after the insurance company rejected their cashless claim.  It has been more than two months now but t...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.09.20

Reimbursement shock for insured

A medical insurance policy launched for Covid-19 has found many takers but hospitals say the expectation that is driving the sale — that the policy will cover the entire treatment cost — i...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 27.09.20

Health cover premium to rise from October

Health insurance premium is set to increase from October as companies factor in the changes mandated by regulator IRDAI on standardisation and a clutch of related regulations. The regulator in a bid ...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.20

Theatre artistes want chief minister’s aid

A group of senior theatre personalities has written to chief minister Mamata Banerjee to arrange health insurance coverage for group theatre artistes as many of them are struggling will health and fin...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 17.09.20

Irdai to extend Covid insurance tenures

Insurance regulator Irdai is considering a plan to extend the tenure of Covid-19 specific products as the vaccine for the disease is likely to take some more time, its chairman Subhash C. Khuntia said...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 06.09.20

Fitness points in health cover

Health insurance holders can now win reward points for keeping to a pre-specified “wellness regime” that will enable them to win discounts on premium and in availing themselves health-spec...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 05.09.20

…but cashless facility is denied

The doctor treating Singh at Charnock wrote to the insurance company explaining why he needed admission: “The patient was admitted with fever and mild SOB (shortness of breath) which warranted O...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 05.09.20

Bill ‘concern’ takes insurers to court…

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted India’s health insurance industry to flag, for the first time in a court, concerns about arbitrary overcharging of patients by private hospitals and to caut...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.07.20

Claims from kin of 131 health staff

The Union health ministry on Thursday said it had received 131 compensation claims from families of healthcare workers who had died on coronavirus duty, putting for the first time a figure on the casu...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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