Saturday, 28 May, 2022
TopicHealth insurance

Topic: health insurance

What is a super top up plan in health insurance & why you may need it

The super top-up policy becomes active once the sum insured under your current health plan is exhausted, or is inadequate to settle your claim.

Modi govt to provide fresh insurance cover to Covid warriors, settle previous claims

The insurance under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package has provided a safety net to the dependents of the Covid warriors who lost their lives to the disease.

74% FDI in insurance: What this means for policy holders, Indian companies & promoters

Rajya Sabha Thursday cleared bill that allows more foreign investment flowing into India. Find out how this could change the industry, what are the safeguards for policy holders & more.

Budget 2021 takes a historic gamble on growth revival. Hope now on RBI to do the job

An underestimated growth projection could give Modi govt more spending room, while initiatives to improve NPA recovery could prove crucial for India's financial sector.

Only 8 Ayushman Bharat packages cover care for terminally ill patients, govt analysis finds

A working paper by National Health Authority says only 31% claims are made for palliative care under Ayushman Bharat.

Health insurance premiums have nearly doubled this year, but Covid alone not to blame

Medical inflation due to Covid, govt-induced coverage expansion and age-related shift in slabs are among factors causing a jump in insurance premium amounts.

L-G Manoj Sinha announces new health scheme for J&K, web portal for public grievances

In his first press conference since becoming L-G, Sinha announces extension of Ayushman Bharat benefit of Rs 5 lakh per family to J&K’s entire population.

Fewer working hours, higher stress, drop in income: UN survey shows how Covid affected women

The surveys were conducted in April across Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Samoa, the Solomon Islands & Thailand.

There’s a rush for Covid medical insurance but the cover comes with a catch

Most insurance companies are disallowing claims related to ‘consumables’ or overhead costs charged by hospitals for PPE kits, sanitisation and sterilisation.

Finance Ministry extends renewal date of health, motor insurance policies to 15 May

It is expected that similar extension will be effected for life insurance renewal policy also through a separate notification.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.