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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Health Insurance in India
Ques. Is there a mediclaim policy which is truly 100 percent cashless?
Ans. Yes, nearly 100% policies are cashless. You will appreciate that it can be cashless in case of planned hospitalization as well. Supposing you are involved in an accident and are taken to the hospital – you may have to pay advance to the hospital. In few hours time coordination can be done and the hospital may have the message from Insurance Company for cashless hospitalization.
I am having Health First policy of Tata AIG so I am covered for Mediclaim/hospitalization. Therefore I do not need any other policy?
Health First is a product of Tata AIG Life. You are aware of that a Non Life Insurance Company or a Health Insurance Company (like Star) issues Mediclaim policy. Health First covers the following 12 critical illnesses only :
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • First Heart Attack
  • Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Chronic Renal Failure
  • Major Organ Transplant
  • Aorta Surgery
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Benign Brain Tumor
  • Heart Valve Surgery Paralysis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Total Blindness
It will not cover hospitalization due to other diseases or accident. Therefore having of Mediclaim policy from a non  life insurance company in addition to Health First will be in your interest.
Ques. Will like to have insurance cover of Rs12,00,000. Which insurance company will issue it?
Most of the insurance companies issue policy for Rs. 5,00,000 only. Cholamandalam issues Mediclaim policy of Rs. 10,00,000 subject to certain earning norms being fulfilled. In view of the medication costs/treatment associated with certain ailments various Insurance Companies are considering to increase the sum assured to Rs 10,00,000. In the coming months suitable notifications are expected from IRDA as well as insurance companies. You cannot be covered for Rs. 12,00,000.
Someone had mediclaim policy and he had to pay nothing for treatment in a hospital. Which company provides this good service?
TPA's (Third Party administrator) are approved by IRDA. They provide service with respect to coordination of treatment in hospitals/settlement of bills on behalf of Insurance Companies. Every Insurance co offers this cashless settlement facility. Even if TPA settles the bill with hospital you may have to submit your bill to TPA with respect to bill for 30 days prior to hospitalization and 60 days post hospitalization. There is a list of TPA's given in this book. In your insurance policy the name of the TPA with whom you should coordinate is given. The name is also given on the ID card issued by theTPA to you. Toll free number of TPA is given on ID Card and you can dial it from any part of the country on free of cost basis.
Ques. Is there any difference between TPA's?
All TPA's are approved by IRDA. Some of them charge 6% of premium as the service charge and some of them charge 10% of premium as the service charge. This cost is ultimately being paid by the insured only. It is included in the premium being charged from insured.
Ques. Can we say an insurance co will be attached to one TPA only?
Not necessary. An insurance co may be using more than one TPA.;Sometimes they use one TPA for individuals/families and another one for Group Mediclaim policyholders.
We have group insurance policy for our organization. Do we have choice of selecting one of 4 TPS empanelled with Insurance Companies ?
Insurance companies will by to push then favourble TPA. You have the right to invite various TPA's, let them make presentation, reply to your queries and then select a TPA. Infact as an aware consumer you should insist for this.
At present I am covered under group Mediclaim policy, which my employer organization has provided. When I retire at the age of 60 then I will take a policy in my name. Please comment ?
Ans Theoretically you can take the Mediclaim policy when you are 60.In practice it may not be so. Most of the Insurance Companies are not underwriting policies for those who are above 50 years. ICICI Lombard is the only one but the policy you can take here is having the maximum limit of Rs. 2,00,000 only. It means even if you are covered for Rs. 3,00,000 under the group policy of your employer you may have to agree for sum assured of Rs. 2,00,000 at a time when due to age your need may be higher.

Royal Sundaram can insure you at this stage, provided your child is the proposer and also takes the same sum assured. It means if wish to get insured for Rs. 3,00,000 then your son, his wife should also be covered for Rs. 3,00,000 each. Royal Sundaram has maximum limit of Rs 3,00,000. Let us take an example;

At the age of 49 years you take policy of Rs. 5,00,000 then you will be paying Rs. 6500/year. Till the age of 70    you will pay Rs. 6500 x 21= Rs. 132000.If at the age of 60 years you tak ICICI Lombard policy then from 60 to 70 years for coverag Rs. 2,00,000 you will pay Rs. 14000x10 = Rs. 1,40,000. This shows that it is better to take a policy on your own account in addition to your employer scheme.
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