Participation in the Mint SecureNow Mediclaim ratings is not optional

The product options that are rated, have increased from 162 in 2013 to 423 this year Published in Mint Mon, Aug 1 2016, written by Kapil Mehta The Mint SecureNow Mediclaim Ratings (MSMR) take an enormous effort to be put together. Over 10,000 information bits on health insurance are collated from public sources like websites. […]

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Portability between insurers is allowed for individual products

Published in Mint on JUN 14 2016, Written by Abhishek Bondia I want to insure the interior furnishings of my office. What kind of insurance would be suitable? The structure of the office is already insured. —Keshav Sinha You should buy a standard fire and special perils policy. This policy will cover risks such as […]

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Most health policies cover cataract after a waiting period

Published in Mint on, May 07, 2013, Written by Kapil Mehta Could you tell me if there is a health insurance policy that covers delivery procedures at a private hospital? My wife is in her sixth month of pregnancy. —Ashish Insurers will cover risk or an event only if there is some uncertainty around the […]

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Larger family floater Policy better than individual top-up plans

Published in Mint on 7 April 2015, Written by Abhishek Bondia If I take a family floater policy of Rs.20 lakh. How will it be divided among family members? What combination will be suitable—a family floater or individual covers along with top-ups? What should be the term for it? —Ajit A family floater policy is […]

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Group and Individual Health Insurance — Chief Differences

Group and Individual Health Insurance — Chief Differences With the increase in the occurrence of critical illnesses all around us, you need a shield in the form of health insurance for medical emergencies. However, insurance companies in India offer several products and it can be confusing to choose the best one for you. Of the […]

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New rules give insurance web aggregators a boost

Published in Mint, on  10th May 2017 Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai), in a gazette notification dated 13 April, laid down the rules for insurance web aggregators: Irdai (Insurance Web Aggregators) Regulations, 2017. According to the aggregators we spoke to, these regulations do not cause any major disruption, as they mainly aim […]

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Religare sells stake in its health insurance business

Published in Mint, on 13th April 2017 Religare Enterprises Ltd, on 9 April announced the sale of its 80% stake in Religare Health Insurance Co. Ltd (a standalone health insurance company), to a consortium of investors led by True North, a private equity firm. Religare will get about Rs1,040 crore for the deal and the […]

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Premium for group term plans is lower than individual policies

Published in Mint on 4th June, 2017. Written by Abhishek Bondia I live in a residential society and I am the residents’ welfare association (RWA) president. In the general body meeting (GBM), we decided to buy life insurance policies for five of our security guards, three maintenance staff, and three housekeeping ladies. Can you suggest […]

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