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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Hospitals need soul-searching

Published in Mint on 13 May 2015, Written by Kapil Mehta Earlier this year Vijay (who wanted to be identified only by his first name), a blue-collar worker who has a medical insurance, suffered chest pains and was rushed to a prominent hospital in New Delhi. Vijay’s insurance was verified and was immediately admitted. Vijay […]

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India: Most are aware of health insurance, but lack knowledge

Published in Asia Insurance Review, on 18th May 2017 Awareness of health insurance among Indians is around 70%, but there remains poor understanding of what goes into health insurance, according to a survey commissioned by IRDAI.  The study, conducted by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), shows that fewer than 50% understood the […]

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