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What is health insurance, The companies involved in India, Size of the sector, MAjor policies their comparison

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  1. 2. <ul><li>Mediclaim was introduced in 1986, by GIC & covers individual as well as family from age of 5-80 years </li></ul><ul><li>IRDA introduced in 1999 & allowed private company to set up operations in India </li></ul>
  2. 3. Market Size & Forecasts Market Size & Forecasts <ul><li>Only 2% of Indian population is covered under health insurance. </li></ul><ul><li>Health insurance is the fastest growing sector in non life insurance sector. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Family Floater health insurance & Mediclaim </li></ul><ul><li>Health insurance & Mediclaim for Individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Health insurance & Mediclaim for Senior Citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Overseas travel Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance Firms in India </li></ul><ul><li>23 firms in India (non life insurer) </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>23 firms (Major Ones are): </li></ul><ul><li>AVIVA life Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Bajaj Allianz </li></ul><ul><li>Bharti AXA </li></ul><ul><li>ICICI Prudential </li></ul><ul><li>LIC </li></ul><ul><li>Max New York </li></ul><ul><li>MetLife India </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Fixed Benefit Policy : insured can make a claim even if he has already done so under policy from a non-life insurer. Therefore, the lump sum can be used to replace income lost during the period of treatment and recovery. </li></ul><ul><li>Reimbursement Policy : offer to reimburse the actual expenses incurred by the policyholder in the event of hospitalization. </li></ul><ul><li>Critical illness plan : amount is paid upon the diagnosis of the disease and not after hospitalization, providing a cushion if the need arises for meeting resultant expenses as well as lifestyle modifications costs. The end-use of the lump sum is not tied to illness, giving insured the freedom to spend it the way he choose. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Pre-Existing Illnesses  If insured has undergone treatment for an ailment within 48 months before the policy was issued, the illness will not be covered  </li></ul><ul><li>Waiting Period  Pre-existing illnesses will be covered only after a waiting period of 1-4 years  </li></ul><ul><li>No-Claim Period  Claims other than those related to accidents cannot be made during the first 30 days of the health policy  </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-Limits  Caps are placed by insurers on hospital room rent, surgeons charges, admissible claims on specific diseases, even if the total claim does not exhaust the limit </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Payment  Its the share of eligible claim (10-25 %) that a policyholder agrees to pay. The higher insured contribution, the lower will be the premium  </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Renewal  Policy renewal requests cannot be turned down because of an earlier claim.   </li></ul><ul><li>Reasonability  If hospital has charged,say,1 lakh for a treatment, which costs 50,000 elsewhere, claim payout will be restricted to the lower amount  </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusions  Certain events or conditions wont be covered in the first year. For instance, suicide by the insured in the first year of a life insurance policy or piles/cataract in the first year of the health cover  </li></ul><ul><li>Indisputability  Policyholders statements cannot be called into question after two years of issuing the policy  </li></ul>
  8. 9. Life Insurer General Insurer <ul><li>Mostly new entrant </li></ul><ul><li>Old players with long work ex </li></ul><ul><li>Premiums are fixed for 3-5 years depending on Policy & company </li></ul><ul><li>Premiums can go up after every year </li></ul><ul><li>Reimbursement cover is like general insurance, fixed benefits ones hands out a pre defined sum </li></ul><ul><li>Reimburse only actual expenses occurred </li></ul><ul><li>If the fixed benefit exceeds the expenditure the balance is returned to the insured </li></ul><ul><li>No such option </li></ul><ul><li>Premiums are higher </li></ul><ul><li>Generally lower (1.7% for Bajaj Allainz, Indi. Health Guard) </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Illness </li></ul><ul><li>Accident </li></ul><ul><li>Surgical requirement </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms, when diagnosis is been done according to the document of Cholamandlam MS general Insurance </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Pre hospitalization expenses (lab, X ray or all other diagnostic 60 days prior) </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitalization expenses (Diagnosis, Drugs, Procedures, cost of artificial limb & other equipments) </li></ul><ul><li>Post hospitalization expenses (max 90 days after discharge) </li></ul><ul><li>Also available on Extra premium : </li></ul><ul><li>General health & eye examination </li></ul><ul><li>Local ambulance services </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital daily allowance </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Treatment of illness at home i.e. without hospitalization (oriental Insurance now pays) </li></ul><ul><li>Pre existing diseases & circumcision </li></ul><ul><li>Some diseases in first year (cataract, anal fistula etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Injuries or diseases attributable to war, invasion, act of foreign enemy, war like operations, nuclear weapons/material </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of Specs., contact lens, Hearing Aids </li></ul><ul><li>Dental treatment or Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Convalescence, general debility </li></ul><ul><li>Tonics & vitamins (unless prescribed) </li></ul><ul><li>Pregnancy, caesarean section, MTP </li></ul><ul><li>Charges of diagnosis not leading to confirmation of disease </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>1 st 30 days any hospitalization is not covered except Accident cases </li></ul><ul><li>Not applied in case of renewal </li></ul><ul><li>If breaks occurs in renewal then it applies </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Insured has to bear 10% of the admissible claims </li></ul><ul><li>If insured opt for 20% payment than 10% of relaxation in premium allowed </li></ul><ul><li>Insured has to bear 10% extra of all the admissible claims for the claims arising out of pre-existing disease for which extra premium is paid </li></ul>
  14. 15. Pre Hospitalization Hospitalization Post Hospitalization Days Covered Apollo Munich (Medi Classic Individual) 30 All except room which is 2% of SI max. upto 4000 7% of SI max. upto 5000 Royal Sundaram 30 60 Star Health (Easy Health Individual) 30- 60 (in case inform 5 days before Hospitalization) All Except room which is 500Rs. Max. upto 3000 in network hospitals 60-90 (with same condition as pre) Premium Apollo Munich (5 month to 35 years) 1.5% (50k)-0.98% (500K) in multiple of 50K Royal Sundaram (26-40 Years) 1 year premium 1.8% (100K)-1.37%(500K) in multiple of 50K Star Health 1.20% (100K)- 1.21% (500K) in multiple of 100K Max Age Covered Apollo Munich (5 month to 35 years) Not Available Royal Sundaram 50 years (whole family is also covered) Star Health Not Available Exclusion of Pre existing Diseases Apollo Munich (5 month to 35 years) Not Available Royal Sundaram After 4 years Star Health Not Covered
  15. 16. <ul><li>Special Features (Medi Classic Individual ) </li></ul><ul><li>No Claim Discount ranging from 5% to 25% for every claim free year of insurance (other than Family Package) </li></ul><ul><li>Discount for voluntary deductibles ranging from 2% to 12% (other than Family Package) </li></ul><ul><li>24 X 7 toll-free call centre. </li></ul><ul><li>Cashless hospitalization in over 3200 network hospitals. </li></ul><ul><li>Star Health (Easy Health Individual) </li></ul><ul><li>Cover ambulance services if ambulance service is used on the way to hospital for hospitalization (up to Rs. 2000). </li></ul><ul><li>A comprehensive health check-up involving a number of medical tests at the end of a block of 4 continuous claim-free years. </li></ul><ul><li>Covers expenses involved in getting a treatment done at home which otherwise would need hospitalization.  </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Sundaram (Health Shield Online) </li></ul><ul><li>Ambulance referral facilities  </li></ul><ul><li>Reimbursement of Health check up cost up to Rs.750 per insured person after 5 claim free years of insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Lump sum payment of 2% of Sum Insured  if hospitalization exceeds 15 consecutive days and where liability is admitted for hospitalization </li></ul><ul><li>Room, Boarding Expenses as charged by the Hospital/Nursing Home subject to a limit of 1.5% and for Intensive Care Unit 3% of the Sum Insured per day. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Pre Hospitalization Hospitalization Post Hospitalization Premium Bajaj Allianz 1.7% (100K) to 1.09% (1000K) ICICI Pru 1.98%(100K) TATA AIG 1.11% Max. age covered Bajaj Allianz Up to 55 then up to 85 ICICI Pru 65 TATA AIG Pre existing Diseases Bajaj Allianz After 4 years ICICI Pru Covered (notified ones) TATA AIG