Health Insurance FAQ
What are the types of health insurance plans I can buy?
You can buy Individual Health Insurance Plan, Family Floater Health Insurance Plan, Senior Citizen Health Insurance Plan, Critical Illness Insurance Plan, Maternity Health Insurance Plan, Group Health Insurance Plan, Personal Accident Insurance Plan.
What is the eligible age to buy health insurance?
While eligibility age for health insurance policies differs, the general eligibility age for adults ranges between 18 years up to 65 years. The eligibility age for children lies between 90 days up to 18 years.
Will I gain more benefits by buying health insurance at an early age?
Yes, buying health insurance in the early years of life comes with many benefits. Upon doing so, you may gain a lower premium amount, no waiting period, better options, accumulate bonus, lower rejection rates, and others.
Will my health insurance cover begin from day one?
You will have to wait for a period of 30 days (waiting period) before your policy starts covering you. If you have a health insurance policy for accident cover, there will be no waiting period. Furthermore, in the case of a pre-existing disease or specific diseases, you will have to serve the waiting period (depending on the plan) before enjoying the coverage.
What is a pre-existing disease?
The pre-existing disease is an ailment, injury, or disease that the insured individual is already affected by when purchasing a health insurance policy. Conditions like depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, diabetes, etc. are considered as pre-existing diseases in health insurance
Is there a limit on the number of claims that I can avail in one year?
No, there is no limit to the number of claims in a year. However, it should be ensured from your end that your policy sum insured amount does not get exceeded.
Will I be eligible for tax benefits if I buy health insurance?
Yes! Buying health insurance will earn you the eligibility to claim tax benefits under Section 80D of the Income Tax Act, 1961