The lady with Parkinson’s

Published in Mint on Feb 06 2017, Written by Kapil Mehta A few days ago, as I walked from office to the local market for lunch, an elderly lady standing on the roadside started speaking to me. I assumed she was asking for money and quickened my pace. Fortunately, my sixth sense made me turn […]

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The strength of our insurances

Published in Mint on Jan 09 2017, Written by Kapil Mehta There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” I read these beautiful lines by song writer Leonard Cohen, after he died last year. If you are wondering why poetry has found its way into a column on insurance, it’s because […]

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Conflicts of interest hurt the business of insurance

Published in Mint on 6 December 2015, Written by Kapil Mehta Businesses deal with conflicts of interest routinely. Most such conflicts are harmless. The worst outcome of a pushy, incentive-driven salesperson is that like P.G. Wodehouse’s Bertie Wooster you, too, may end up with horrible purple socks never to be worn. In some cases, though, […]

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Only a few insurers cover overseas treatment for critical illnesses

Published in Mint on Dec 01 2016, Written by Abhishek Bondia There are different protocols to claim for treatment overseas. Some insurers require cashless payment, whereas others prefer reimbursement. Is it possible to get coverage for treatment outside India under a health insurance plan? —Kavita Lahiri Medical insurance plans issued by Indian insurers cover treatment […]

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What is the meaning of Health Insurance?

Health insurance gives you coverage against hefty medical expenses that may arise due to sickness and accidental injury. In most of the cases, health insurance is offered to people in the age group of 5 to 80 years. In some cases, children under five years are covered if their parents are also covered. Health insurance […]

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Different types of Health Insurance plans to cover medical costs

There are multiple types of health insurance policies available to provide for the various health related expenses incurred by individuals. However, by buyer eligibility we can divide all plans into three broad classes: Group Health Insurance Personal Health` Family Floater Although, features and types of expenses covered are different in both the policies Individual health […]

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