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How To Find The Best Health Insurance For You?

With countless health insurance options, finding the right one can be daunting. Learn about group, individual, floater, and critical illness plans, and compare costs and benefits to find your ideal coverage.

  • 12 Mar 2016
  • 2 min read

However, the availability of numerous options in the market has made it difficult to find the best health insurance for one’s need. Without a detailed and comprehensive knowledge of facts related to medical insurance policies, one may make the wrong choice.

Before buying any medical insurance policy check the different type of plans available. This will ensure you the best deal. Medical insurance policies are available under the following plans:

Group insurance:
Group insurance provides medical insurance to groups like employees of an organization, members of a co-operative society etc.

Individual insurance policies are exclusively created for the specialized requirements of individuals. Generally individual insurance plans have higher premium rates.

This plan caters to both a group of people and individuals. For e.g. an entire family is well insured under this plan with single premium.

Critical illness insurance:
For illnesses such as heart trouble, cancer, failure of kidney etc, health insurance companies offer a critical illness plan where the coverage amount is paid on diagnosis of the disease and not as a reimbursement of medical expenses. To get the best health insurance policy comparison of existing options is an important task. An online search helps one compare various plans of different medical insurance companies. Once this is done, seeking multiple quotes helps you make a comparison of costs and benefits to arrive at the best health insurance plan for you. Before buying a medical insurance policy, check for the following:

What percentage of medical costs would be reimbursed?
There are chances that some health insurance policies will not compensate for all the medical expenses incurred. So before purchasing it, be sure of the coverage and what percentage of medical costs would be reimbursed by the company.

What is the monthly premium and is there an anticipated rate increase?
Be sure of the monthly premiums and check with your insurance agent about the anticipated rate increase. If the monthly premiums are unaffordable, search for cheaper options.

Will the insurance company compensate for all the medical costs or only for the major expenses?
While buying a health insurance policy one is under the notion that it will cover all the medical costs. But there are chances that the policy has conditions which cover only the major expenses incurred. Along with healthy food and exercise, health insurance is an important part of leading a healthy and secured life. It is essential that you have adequate amount of coverage and a complete understanding of the exclusions of the policy, along with the least premium rates, to truly purchase the best health insurance policy available.

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for educational and informational purposes only. It may contain outdated data and information regarding the Insurance industry and products. It is advised to verify the currency and relevance of the data and information before taking any major steps. ICICI Lombard is not liable for any inaccuracies or consequences resulting from the use of this outdated information.  


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