Health insurance

Hysterectomies in younger Indian women: NFHS data show influence of health insurance subsidies

Many Indian states have recently introduced insurance programmes covering tertiary healthcare treatments for economically weaker sections.

published on : 16th September 2022

Future Generali offers health cover to LGBTQIA+, live-in partners

The policy features 11 sum insured options for customers, ranging from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 100 lakh -- and protects a maximum of 15 family members.

published on : 6th September 2022

Do you have ample Mediclaim cover?

However, since the advent of the fear instilled by the pandemic, 71% consider Mediclaim a necessity.  

published on : 5th September 2022

ADIA to buy stake in Aditya Birla Health Insurance

Once the transaction is completed, ADIA will own a 9.99% stake, ABCL will hold a 45.91% stake and MMH a 44.10% stake, respectively, in ABHI.

published on : 13th August 2022

Cancer, heart patients top Ayushman Bharat-PM-JAY health insurance scheme

As Cancer deaths and cases are increasing rapidly in India, the top draw for the common people availing the cashless and paperless insurance scheme is chemotherapy.

published on : 24th July 2022

Health insurance premiums up 10-25 per cent  as claims double

Health insurance premiums have increased anywhere between 10-25 per cent recently, thanks to higher average claims and increasing healthcare inflation.

published on : 15th June 2022

Covid leads to 25 per cent jump in  health insurance premiums

The substantial hike was attributed to the Delta variant propelling the second wave leading to a spike in hospitalisations and deaths.

published on : 12th May 2022

Need for assurance, not insurance, in health

An overburdened and fund-starved network of public health institutions and a small private sector, mostly in the tertiary area, further make healthcare inaccessible to large sections of society.

published on : 18th April 2022

TN staff wants health insurance to cover full expenses

At least 203 treatment procedures and surgeries in 1,169 empanelled hospitals across the State are covered under the scheme.

published on : 7th April 2022

Medisep enrolment: 100 hospitals and still counting

More hospitals are expected to join Medisep, the cashless health insurance scheme for government employees and employees, according to the Finance Department.

published on : 6th March 2022

Govt employees’ organisation demands health insurance 

Inaugurating the convention, state chairman K Shanavas Khan said the government should roll out health insurance schemes on a war footing. 

published on : 2nd March 2022

Does a Health Insurance Policy cover 100% of Medical Expenses?

A lot of health insurance buyers have doubts if their policy will cover 100% of the expenses. The coverage depends on the inclusions and the terms and conditions of the policy. Read on to know more.

published on : 16th September 2020

Health claims due to diabetes, BP, heart ailments grew by 50% in FY19

The study said high claims payout of `5 lakh and above were made for illnesses such as ischaemic heart disease, breast cancer and colon cancer.

published on : 29th October 2019

Irdai for minimising exclusions in health insurance policy

The regulator has set up a 10-member committee to analyse the health insurance policy nomenclature.

published on : 25th July 2018

National Health Protection scheme: Will centre’s insurance plan add value to Tamil Nadu’s?

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced that the National Health Protection scheme will be the world’s largest government funded health care programme providing a health insurance cover.

published on : 2nd February 2018

India to get world's largest health insurance scheme, many call it 'ModiCare'

The government's new National Health Protection Scheme, under Ayushman Bharat plan, will cover 10 crore poor and vulnerable families.

published on : 1st February 2018

Fortis Healthcare promoters barred from selling shares

The Supreme Court on Thursday restrained brothers Malvinder Singh and Shivender Singh from diluting any stake in the Fortis Healthcare.

published on : 31st August 2017