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  • 10 Super Foods that Keep You Away from Claiming Health Insurance

    The sedentary lifestyle aids in increasing the everyday diseases at a rapid pace. The growing cost of quality healthcare has made it mandatory to buy health insurance. While health insurance in India offers complete financial coverage during an emergency; by not claiming your insurance for minor emergencies, you can earn added benefits, sometimes a lower premium as well. The more healthy you are, lesser will be the chances of claiming health insurance.

  • We were first in country to come out with cyber cover for individuals: BAGIC MD and CEO Tapan Singhel

    Tapan Singhel, Managing Director and CEO, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company (BAGIC), is an unusual person to head an insurance company. He is both unassuming and effervescent. Under his stewardship, BAGIC has emerged as a consistent profit-making company. He spoke to Free Press Journal’s S Narayanan and RN Bhaskar on the way forward for BAGIC and the general insurance industry.

  • What Does Your Family Health Insurance NOT Cover?

    While more than 80% of the urban and rural population is not even insured, a major percentage of the rest are unaware of the fineprint of a policy.

  • Budget 2018: National Health Security Scheme is a game-changer, say Doctors

    Mumbai: Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley on Thursday budget announced the ‘National Health Security Scheme’, the world’s largest healthcare scheme. Under the programme, Jaitley announced a new Flagship National Health Protection Scheme, providing health insurance cover of Rupees 5 lakhs per family per year. Most of the doctors claim that health insurance would be a game changer in the future. This would help poor patients to procure treatment that would indirectly help in

  • Five reasons to avail Group Health Insurance for your organization

    Do you think your employees are like your family? Are they important for the growth of your organization? Do you expect them to work efficiently and give their best to your organization? If yes, then you need to think, what do you give them in return?

  • Cherry picking health insurance

    Do not go buying health insurance as if you are at a year-end clearance sale. There may be offerings from best of the health insurers at never before prices. However, what do you do with a Nike that is two sizes smaller than your feet? Rather, I would say, behave as if you are at a buffet; you have paid for the buffet; now pick what suits you best in terms of your

  • personal finance

    Health insurance for senior citizens

    Why do the health insurers do not cover seniors or, if they do, charge them a bomb? Tensing Rodrigues dwells on this. 

  • How my daughter changed my mind about health insurance

    When my daughter started working, one of the first things she did was to take out a health insurance policy. I was quite taken aback by her decision. Was she sick and not telling us? I decided to sit down with her and have a conversation about it. I asked her a bunch of questions, and she patiently answered them all. To my surprise, she was able to convince me to apply for medical/

  • Munich Health in talks to up stake in Apollo JV

    New Delhi: The Germany-based Munich Health is considering raising its stake in Indian joint venture, Apollo Munich Health Insurance, from the current 26 per cent.

  • Floods

    Climate Change Can Push 45 Million Indians Into Poverty

    Climate change could effectively negate India’s economic progress, pushing 45 million Indians into extreme poverty over the next 15 years, according to a World Bank report published last month. In the absence of climate change, the World Bank report sees 189 million Indians living in poverty (i.e. on less than $1.9 or Rs 127 a day) by 2030. Climate change could push that number to as high as 234 million.

  • Irdai to launch portal for health insurance plans information

    Mumbai: With a view to bring all relevant information regarding health insurance policies at one place, Irdai chairman T S Vijayan will launch here tomorrow a portal ‘Registry of Hospitals in Network of Insurers’ (Rohini). The portal will be having all the information like treatment facility, cost of treatment and cost of claims among others relating to the 35,000 hospitals which are registered by Irdai-promoted Insurance Information Bureau (IIB).

  • We are the Industry’s 2nd largest non-life insurance company – Rajesh Aggarwal, chairman & MD, NIC

    The National Insurance Company (NIC), headquartered in Kolkata is India’s oldest general insurance company and has climbed to the second position in the insurance sector in the last six years. This despite the challenges following liberalization of the India’s insurance sector. NIC chairman and managing director Rajesh Aggarwal in an interview with the FPJ correspondent Ambar Mukherjee gives an overview of the initiatives taken by the company in overcoming the

  • Govt announces health, insurance schemes for mediapersons

    BHOPAL : The state government has sanctioned Madhya Pradesh media representatives’ health and accident group insurance scheme for journalists. Under the scheme, personal health insurance of Rs. 2 lakh and accident insurance Rs. 5 lakh would be provided. Media representatives from 21 to 70 years of age will be eligible for insurance.

  • Health Insurance

    Workers may get to opt between EPF&NPS; ESI & health insurance       

    New Delhi: Formal sector workers may soon have an option to choose between EPF scheme run by retirement fund body EPFO and the New Pension Scheme (NPS) as also between and health insurance products and Employees State Insurance Corporation’s (ESIC) health cover, reports PTI.

  • understanding general insurance

    Understanding General Insurance

    KIRAN HARWANI explains the factors that are covered under the general insurance segment.

  • Health Insurance The do-it-yourself guide

    If Life Insurance is about death, Health Insurance is about life – how to make life less stressful financially, should sickness strike. But, just as Life Insurance does not protect you from death, Health Insurance does not protect you from sickness; what it does is it pays for your medical expenses so that they do not leave you in financial distress. Before I move ahead, let me dwell on a common disgruntlement