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The article talks about the Covid Standard Health Insurance Policy, and the frequently asked questions over it. This Pandemic has taken lives of people worldwide. The health insurance coverage has never been provided for any pandemic, but considering the situation, it was essential to cover in the Covid health insurance policy. The Insurance Development Regulatory Authority of India – IRDAI has introduced a Covid Kavach Standard Health Insurance Policy.
Covid Kavach means where the insurance policy will cover the family and members against the Covid treatment undertaken at the hospitals. According to the guidelines of the IRDAI all the insurance companies whether – General or Health Insurance , have launched the Corona Kavach for Individuals and Family Floater Policy. The policies by Health Insurance Companies were executed on 10th July 2020.
The basic terminology of insurance is to indemnify against the losses suffered by the individual. So, it can be said Covid Health Insurance is an indemnity health insurance policy, specially designed to cover the cost of hospitalisation and medical expenses arising out of the Covid Treatment.
The policy covers the
Q1. How many insurance companies/insurers are offering Covid Kavach Policy?
Answer 1. Corona Kavach Policy is covered by the 30 General and Health Insurers. The names of 30 Insurers as follows:
|S.No.||Health Insurance Companies|
|1.||Acko General Insurance Ltd|
|2.||Aditya Birla Health Insurance Co. Ltd|
|3.||Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co Ltd|
|4.||Bharti AXA General Insurance Co. Ltd|
|5.||Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Co. Ltd.|
|6.||Edelweiss General Insurance Co. Ltd|
|7.||Future Generali India Insurance Co. Ltd|
|8.||Digit General Insurance Ltd 9 HDFC ERGO General Insurance Co.Ltd|
|9.||HDFC ERGO Health Insurance Limited|
|10.||ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd|
|11.||IFFCO TOKIO General Insurance Co. Ltd|
|12.||Kotak Mahindra General Insurance Co. Ltd|
|13.||Liberty General Insurance Ltd|
|14.||Magma HDI General Insurance Co. Ltd|
|15.||Manipal Cigna Health Insurance Company Limited|
|16.||Max Bupa Health Insurance Co. Ltd|
|17.||Navi General Insurance Ltd|
|18.||National Insurance Co. Ltd.|
|19.||Raheja QBE General Insurance Co. Ltd.|
|20.||Reliance General Insurance Co. Ltd|
|21.||Care Health Insurance Ltd (Formerly Religare Health Insurance Co.)|
|22.||Royal Sundaram General Insurance Co. Ltd.|
|23.||SBI General Insurance Co. Ltd|
|24.||Star Health & Allied Insurance Co. Ltd|
|25.||Tata AIG General Insurance Co. Ltd|
|26.||The New India Assurance Co. Ltd|
|27.||Oriental Insurance Co. Ltd.|
|28.||United India Insurance Co. Ltd.|
|29.||Universal Sompo General Insurance Co. Ltd|
Q2. What is the Benefit of Corona Kavach Policy?
Answer 2. The benefits of Corona Health insurance is as follows:
Hospitalisation expenses covers
Q3. Who is covered under the Corona Health insurance?
Answer 3. Corona Kavach Policy is covered at two levels: Individuals and family floater basis. The policy can be availed by:
Q4. What is the Tenure of Corona Kavach Policy?
Answer 4. 1. The Corona Kavach Policy is available for the term period of 3.5 months, 6.5 months and 9.5 months.
2. The minimum waiting period under the policy is 15 days.
Q5. What is the coverage of the expenses under the Corona Kavach Policy?
Answer 5. The expenses covered under Covid Health Insurance:
It covers both pre and post hospitalisation expenses of the person.
The road ambulance cost is covered while transferring the patient to the hospital, which is Rs.2000.
The cost of home treatment is covered for Covid patients. The policy covers the treatment, which is done for 14 days.
AYUSH treatment expenses are also covered. The treatment has to be protected from an authorised hospital.
The sum insured can be availed from 50,000 to 5, 00,000 rupees.
The policy helps you cover the ICU expenditure. The reason is ICU has a heavy cost on the person. The policies cover that well.
There is no cap on room rent when admitted or opted in a single room.
The expenses which are not related to the coronavirus are not covered.
The expenses arising out of the custodial care are not covered.
The expenses arising out of the unproven healthcare treatment that lacks sufficient medical documents to support the claim are not covered.
The treatment which has been done outside India is not covered.
It can be concluded that Covid Health Insurance is one of the vital part of today’s Pandemic. The Covid health insurance cover is the need of the hour. The governments’ imitative is the positive step taken for the welfare of our country citizens.