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Health Insurance 1245 views December 11, 2019
Quality of life is deteriorating. Blame it on an unhealthy lifestyle, hybrid food, contaminated water, worsening air quality, heredity or escalating stress levels. All these factors, along with many others, have an adverse effect on our health.
Along with that, the number of accidents occurring these days is dangerously high. Need not to mention, new, unheard diseases surfacing every now and then.
It has become a herculean task to maintain good health and remain safe from perils of modern times. Also, the exorbitant health-care cost has added to our misery. Hence, in this scenario, Health insurance has become inevitable.
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Star Health Insurance has plans for everyone and for every need. Here is a list of plans with its key features.
|Sr. no.||Plan Name||Age criteria |
|Minimum Premium||Important features|
|1||Star Family Health Optima Insurance Plan||18 to 65 years||1 to 25 lakhs||Rs 5,825||Covers entire family.
Life-long renewal after the age of 65
|2||Star Senior Citizens Red Carpet Health Insurance Policy||60 to 75 years||1 to 25 lakhs||Rs 4,450||1 to 3 years of policy duration
Medical test not mandatory before availing the policy
|3||Star Comprehensive Insurance Policy||18 to 65 years||5 to 25 lakhs||Rs 8,278||More than 400-day care procedures covered. Maternity care along with care of the newborn|
|4||Star Medi-Classic Insurance policy (Individual)||5 month to 65 years||1.5 to 15 lakhs||Rs 2,510||Also covers non-allopathic treatments + 5% no claim bonus|
|5||Star Health Gain Insurance Policy||91 days to 65 years||1 to 5 lakhs||Rs 15,000||Pre-hospitalization expenses covered
|6||Star Super Surplus Insurance Policy||18 to 65 years||5 to 25 lakhs||Rs 1,165||Top-up facility is available. Inpatient hospitalization expenses up to 4000 per day|
|7||Star Diabetes Safe Insurance Policy||18 to 65 years||3 to 10 lakhs||Rs 6,825||Donor expenses involved for a kidney transplant.
|8||Star Cardiac Care Insurance Policy||10 to 65 years||3 or 4 lakhs||Rs 14,095||Two plans available under this policy, Gold Plan and Silver Plan|
|9||Star Cancer Care Gold Insurance Policy||5 month to 65 years||3 to 5 lakhs||Rs 12,250||Limited period Plan. Covers people diagnosed with cancer|
|10||Star Care Microinsurance Policy||18 to 65 years||Flexible||Rs 905||For people residing in tier I and tier II places|
|11||Star Criticare Plus Insurance Policy||18 to 65 years||Flexible||Rs 3,750||Covers 9 critical illness. The lump-sum amount is payable to the insured after diagnosis|
|12||Star Family Delite Insurance Policy||5 month to 65 years||2 lakhs||Rs 2,800||Ambulance charges covered|
|13||Star Special Care||3 to 25 years||3 lakhs||Rs 4,800||Expenses up to 5000 per day. For Autism disorders|
Note: this information is primary. Please contact the branch or agent for more details.
There are many other features in every policy. Here is a list of few common features:
Choosing a health insurer is as important as deciding to take health insurance. Hence one should be vigilant and finicky while buying health insurance.
There are more than three dozen insurance providers to choose from. All are luring their prospective customers by aggressive marketing and fraudulent schemes giving. Hence it has become difficult to select an insurer which provides complete health insurance solutions.
Here are a few factors to consider before buying health insurance from an insurer:
The insurer must be a ‘stable’ player in the market with reasonable years of experience.
This is the most important factor to be considered before finalizing an insurer.
Some insurers have very complex claim settlement procedures which are too daunting. Hence one should look for an insurer which provides hassle-free claim settlement.
A genuine insurer provides health insurance at an affordable cost. The very low premium can be alarming. While too high premium increases chances of lapsation.
We should be keen to study different products which a particular insurer has. It helps us to choose the product or policy which suits us the best.
An insurance product or service should have some flexibility which would vary from person to person or according to his/her health. It provides a customized approach which is most important. One should look for an insurer which has a fair amount of flexibility in its products or services.
Insurance works on mutual trust between an insurer and an insured, thus transparency is almost important. Any non-disclosure during signing contract results in complications afterwards. One should choose an insurance provider which does not have such dubious chidden clauses.
Over the years it has been found that insurer provides impressive services during the initial stage of buying insurance. However, the services become sluggish during the later years. This causes a feeling of negligence and might result in discontinuation of particular product or services. this in-turn hampers the customers. Thus one should buy health insurance from an insurance provider which provides prompt service.
Before finalizing our health insurance provider, we should see how dense is their network. By network we mean, their presence in terms of branches, intermediaries and hospitals.
Another important factor before considering a health insurer is its awards and recognition on global forums. It is an easy and accurate way to gauge a particular insurer.
More than any other factor, word of mouth from your friends and acquaintances gives a precise insight about a particular insurer. One should consult a few trusted customers of the insurer before buying health insurance.
Health issues arise when we least expect it. It does not discriminate between young and old or rich and poor. If we are not prepared, any health issues can drain up your saving and endanger your fixed assets in no time. Hence it is wise to have a Health Insurance for you and your family of at least 5 lakhs to start with.
Star Health Insurance provides insurance worth Rs 5 lakhs at an affordable premium in the band of Rs. 7000-8000. It provides numerous benefits which included, expenses of complex health care procedures, room rent, cover for maternity, air ambulance facility, preventive health check-up and wellness programs. Star Health has numerous such facilities and benefits which help you fight any disease with pride and less financial stress.
It gives a sense of security to your especially if you are lone earning member of your family. Health Insurance if the best gift you can give to your beloved ones.
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