Frequently asked questions
Health insurance is a type of insurance that allows the insured for medical expenses reimbursements upto the coverage amount for their medical expenses incase of illness or accident, it may include doctor's fees, medication, diagnostic tests, and hospitalisation expenses.
The premium value of health insurance plans differs from insurer to insurer, sum insured and the plan you choose. Also, it depends on several factors like age, medical history, lifestyle habits and occupation. Moreover, the premium may likewise increase if you choose to get add-on covers along with your regular health insurance plans. The premium for individual and family health insurance plans also varies.
Bajaj Finance Limited offers health insurance plans that will cost you Rs. 17.5/day* for a coverage of Rs. 5 lakh. We have plans for you that offer coverages right up to 50 lakh or more and the premiums are calculate depending on your chosen plan. Check the plans here
You can buy a health insurance policy online or offline. With digitalisation, now majority of the insurance companies offer health insurance plans online. You can visit the Bajaj Finance Insurance Mall to compare and buy health plans of your choice.
You can raise a claim on your health insurance policy multiple times through your policy tenure. However, you must check with your insurance provider on the terms and conditions related to the claim process. Also, claims can be raised up to the total sum insured on the policy mentioned at the policy inception. Many insurance providers offer up to 100% sum reinstatment option, which helps restore the sum insured amount if it gets exhausted in a policy year.
Adding family members to an existing policy is possible only if that particular health insurance plan has the provision to provide cover for family members. Usually, you can cover your family members up to a certain age limit while buying the policy depending upon terms & condition of policy.
Health insurance providers usually cap the entry age limit for dependent children from the age of 90 days to 25 years. Check the entry age limit on the specific plan that you are interested in before you purchase.
Buying a health insurance policy at a young age will help you save on the premiums. The premium value of health insurance policies increases with age. So, buying a health plan at a younger age is preferred. Another advantage is that many health insurance policies have a waiting period of one month to 2-3 years for certain health conditions, which may pass if you buy the health policy early. Because usually, people at a young age may not have developed diseases or health conditions.
Nonetheless, you can gain a cumulative bonus on claim-free years that is passed over to you as a discount on the premium at the time of policy renewal.
Yes, a person can have more than one health insurance policy. Many choose to buy top-up health insurance plans to stay adequately covered during medical emergencies.
Free look Period is term of 15 to 30 days(incase policy is purchased through digital mode) from date of receipt of policy during which an individual can can weigh if the policy's benefits & terms and confition fits all the requirements or not during this period individual have right to cancel insurance without penalty. The refund of your premium shall be processed as per applicable process & procedure followed by insurer.
There is no right age for buying a health insurance policy. However, doing it at an early age enables you to unlock better benefits like availing of a health plan with low premium, gaining a cumulative bonus for claim-free years, and passing the waiting period on certain health conditions.
If you are admitted to a non-network hospital, you can file a reimbursement claim after the discharge but within specified period as per terms & condition of policy . You need to submit all the necessary documents like hospital bills, doctor's prescriptions, summary reports and a claim form to the insurer and follow the due process of the insurer.
It is a reward given to the policyholder for having claim-free years. The insurer may either increase your sum insured without charging you extra premiums or give you a discount on the premium.
Yes, every insurer may charge a different health insurance premium, depending on your age, health conditions, requirements, lifestyle habits , occupation and product benefits & features.
In the case of a co-payment clause, a certain percentage of the medical treatment cost is to be paid by the policy holder each time claim is paid . Because the policy holder agrees to share a part of the claim amount, they pay a lower premium incase of the co-payment option.
Yes, you can. But you will have to clear the hospital bills from your pocket and later claim for reimbursement. The option of cashless claims are available at the insurer's network hospitals only.
The health insurance premium of a policy will be determined by several factors – the type of coverage, age of the proposer (applicant), medical history of the proposer, and more such factors. Besides add-on covers are addition to your regular premium. You should choose a health insurance plan that adequately covers all your medical needs to be financially equipped to handle any medical emergency. Bajaj Finance offers various health insurance plans from leading insurers with varying coverage and premium amount. Click here to access the health insurance plans
Under an employer's group policy, the employer will purchase a group health insurance plan from insurer and you will be enrolled as member in the group policy . However, the employer's group medical insurance policy does not allow customisations, such as coverage for high-end medical expenses, expensive hospital beds, and more.
As such, purchasing a separate health insurance plan is recommended, as it allows the individual to get substantial coverage and benefits like, no claim bonus, customisation options, and more such facilities offered by the policy.
A deductible is an amount a policyholder must pay in any medical emergency before the insurer begins paying up the claim amount. The insurance provider will settle the remaining amount. For instance, if your policy's deductible is Rs. 10,000 and the claim by the policyholder is Rs. 40,000, then the insurance company will pay only Rs. 30,000.
Pre-existing diseases refer to one's medical history of illnesses, such as heart disease, asthma, cholesterol, thyroid, diabetes, or cancer, that one is already diagnosed with and suffering from before enrolling for any medical insurance plan.
Many health insurance providers do not cover pre-existing diseases under their plans. However, it also depends on the insurance provider and the policy you choose. Some insurance providers cover pre-existing conditions but with a waiting period. During this period, you cannot raise claims for any treatment of pre-existing conditions. Depending on your health insurance provider, the waiting period may vary.
The duration from buying the health insurance policy until you can claim the benefits is called a waiting period. The insurance company does not accept policy claims made during this time.
Every insurance company has a waiting period. Different policy providers have different waiting periods. It also depends on the health insurance policy and may vary according to your health conditions, such as pre-existing diseases or critical illnesses. Some health insurance plans have a waiting period of 30, 60 or 90 days, whereas a few policies require one to wait for around 2 to 4 years. Policies that cover pre-existing conditions especially have a longer waiting period. You need to know about the waiting period offered by your policy provider at the time of purchase to avoid any confusion in the future.
Yes, the premiums paid towards a health insurance policy qualify for tax benefit under Section 80D of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Tax deductions are dependent on the prevalent tax laws. At present, one can avail tax deductions up to Rs. 25,000 if the person is below 60 years of age. While for 60 years and above, the tax benefit is up to Rs. 75,000. If an individual below 60 years is paying premiums towards the health insurance policy of their parent(s) who are 60 years or above, they can avail of tax benefits of up to Rs. 50,000.
You need to check with insurer and the policy terms and conditions to upgrade your medical insurance plan. Some insurance providers enable upgrades under a special enrolment period. With growing healthcare inflation, it is wise to upgrade your health insurance plans per your and your family's needs to benefit from maximum coverage. You can look to upgrading your plan if you have a pay-hike or a new member added to your family or have a child.
Almost all health insurance providers have designed and incorporated COVID-19 health insurance policies, including coverage for hospitalisation expenses under their offerings. Medical insurance companies also cover pre- and post-hospitalisation, in-patient and out-patient treatment, and home isolation treatment from the day one is diagnosed. You must check with your health insurer or go through the policy terms and conditions regarding the COVID-19 health insurance policy and how you can claim it.
Yes, most health insurance policies covering COVID-19 have a waiting period, depending on your policy's terms and conditions. The waiting period may vary from the first 15 days to 30 days of buying the COVID-19 policy. During this period, your claims will not be accepted by your insurer. You can claim COVID-19 coverage after the waiting period is over. To know about the duration of your waiting period, you must contact your insurer.
Many medical insurance providers cover expenses for home care or home quarantine treatment if the doctor has advised home isolation. However, you must check with your insurer to know the terms and conditions of the policy chosen.
Yes, you can pay the health insurance premium monthly. However, you should check with your insurance provider regarding the premium payment options available.
Here is the step-wise online process of checking the status of your health insurance plan:
• Step 1: Visit the official website of your insurance provider.
• Step 2: Select the login option on the website and enter the relevant credentials.
• Step 3: Choose the 'track claim status'.
• Step 4: A new page will appear where you need to input the policy number, customer ID, claim number and date of birth.
• Step 5: Select 'submit', and the status of your health policy will be displayed on the screen.
Cashless hospitalisation means that if you visit any network hospitals registered with your insurance provider, you need not pay anything or a very nominal amount for receiving treatment.
You can claim medical bills in health insurance only if your particular insurance policy has the provision.
Typically, a Mediclaim is settled within 30 days. However, this period can change depending on the particulars of the claim or if there are issues regarding the filing of a claim.
Yes, if the policy you are purchasing requires you to go through any medical checkup, you must complete that to be eligible.
You can check the health insurance claim status online on the insurer's website. Also, the insurance company sends notifications updating your health insurance claim status to your registered mobile number and email ID.
Any comprehensive health insurance plan that covers all your medical related requirements is best. Ensure that your health insurance plan offers adequate coverage for all kinds of medical expenses like hospitalisation, pre-and post-hospitalisation, daycare and domiciliary treatments, and modern and non-allopathic treatments. Some health insurance policies also include the cost of transport via road or air, room rent, and organ donor.
Bajaj Finance Limited offers a wide range of comprehensive health insurance plans, partnering with top insurance companies in India. Check the plans here
Maternity insurance covers pregnancy-related expenses like delivery expenses, abortions up to two instances, and pre-and post-natal expenses. Many maternity insurance policies cover the newborn baby's medical expenses and vaccinations.
Yes, GST is charged on health insurance premiums.
It varies from insurer to insurer. You can buy a group health insurance policy for a minimum of 10 people.
Yes, you can claim the benefits if hospitalisation is less than 24 hours under daycare facilities as offered by your policy terms.
Check the health plans offered by Bajaj Finance Limited that cover over 500 daycare procedures. Click here to view the plans
If you have any pre-existing diseases, you must declare the health conditions while buying the health plan to the insurer. If you don’t do so, you may end up paying more during a medical emergency. As the insurance company will reject the health insurance claimon ground of non disclosure of mandatory information.
Health insurance premium value varies from insurer to insurer. Therefore, you need to look for a health insurance plan that suits your medical requirements.
Bajaj Finance Limited offers a range of comprehensive health insurance plans with premiums starting from Rs. 17.5 per day#. You can check the plans here
The premium of health insurance plans primarily depends on multiple factors like age of the insured, pre-existing illnesses, sum insured, etc. For example, with Bajaj Finance, individuals can get coverage for medical costs ranging from Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 2 crore at premiums starting from Rs. 17.5 per day#. Individuals can get additional coverage for doctor consultations, ambulance services, treatment charges, etc. Hence premiums for health insurance can differ across India, given the wide selection of health insurance plans available.
There is a wide range of health insurance plans in India for individuals, families, and senior citizens. Tips to consider while choosing the right health insurance plan for yourself or your family members are mentioned below:
Tip 1: Seek adequate financial coverage
Tip 2: Look for affordable premium
Tip 3: Select a plan with lifetime renewability
Tip 4: Check network hospital coverage
Tip 5: High claim settlement ratio
The premium for health insurance plans for a family depends on multiple factors like the number of members, age of the oldest member, pre existing diseases, if any, etc.
A family health insurance plan is ideal today, where even minor expenses can derail monthly expenses and savings.
With Bajaj Finance, you can choose comprehensive family medical insurance and get coverage for medical expenses for treatment, diagnostics, pre-and post-hospitalisation, etc., at affordable premiums.
Check the plans here
Usually, family health insurance plans cover the entire family's health against illnesses and diseases. There are two types of health insurance plans in India:
• Individual medical insurance policies that covers each family member individually
• Family floater health insurance that covers the entire family under a single plan and premium.
Any policy that meets your requirements can be considered. But before making your purchase decision, consider aspects like sum insured, claim settlement ratio, lifetime renewability, network hospitals, etc.
No, family health insurance plans are not cheaper than individual ones as they tend to offer more extensive coverage and come with features that cover the family as a whole. However, the premium value will depend on the policy chosen.
A family health insurance policy proves beneficial during medical emergencies and covers the entire family's major and minor health expenses. Given the rising healthcare costs, having your whole family covered for medical emergencies is significant. When buying a family health insurance plan, please check and understand the waiting period, primary inclusions and exclusions to make an informed decision.