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02 Aug, 2021 by  Rushabh

Hello,


My father currently has the following policies:

1) United India Gold - Sum Insured (Rs. 5,00,000). Domiciliary Hospitalisation Limit (Rs. 50,000). For this we are paying a premium of (Rs. 37,000) yearly. This policy has a limit of claims upto Rs. 3,50,000 when hospitalized for certain diseases.

2) Religare - Care Heart - Sum Insured (Rs. 10,00,000). 20% Copay till 70 years age & 30% Copay for age above 70 years. For this we are paying a premium of (Rs. 59,000) yearly. Pre & Post Hospitalization - Maximium upto 5% of SI. NCB: 10% of Sum Insured for each Claim free year, maximum upto 50% of Sum Insured, reduced by 10% of Sum Insured in case of Claim.

Treatment for each and every Ailment / Procedure mentioned below:- i. Surgery for treatment of all types of Hernia ii. Hysterectomy iii. Surgeries for Benign Prostate Hypertrophy (BPH)

iv. Surgical treatment of stones of renal system - Up to Rs 80,000

Treatment for each and every Ailment / Procedure mentioned below:- i. Treatment of Cerebrovascular disorders ii. Treatments/Surgeries for Cancer iii. Treatment of other renal

complications and Disorders iv. Treatment for breakage of bones - Up to Rs 300,000


He went through a bypass surgery in 2019. His policy renewals are in March every year and we haven't yet used the Religare insurance as of now (2 years since we bought it). He has been offered Star Cardiac Care Insurance Policy which has a premium of Rs. 73,278/- yearly. It has similar T&C's like Religare where specific diseases have a cap.


Now my questions to you:

1) Is this Star policy worth it for the premium we are paying?

2) What are my options for having a cover of 25L with minimal disease caps and no co-pay when I renew these policies next year in March? Are there any super top-up plans that I can opt for?

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02 Aug, 2021

Hi Rushabh,


Can you share age and location of your father.


Religare policy you mentioned is two years old. What's been policy timeline for the United policy?


This will help me to articulate my reply.


Anuj

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02 Aug, 2021

Dear Rushabh

1. Continue with your united policy as it has guaranteed cover due to continuity .

2. Apply for another policy of Star or Apollo with deductible of Rs 5 lakh and 20 % co pay . You may get a better deal .

3.Declare all pre existing diseases .

4. Cancel your plan with Care .

5. Visit your United Branch and TPA to understand their working , do jot depend on agent if he is not cooperating .

6 . Do not pay more than Rs 1 lakh on health insurance premium , you can always create a sum for self finance . Rs 50000 for 5 years would create a sum of Rs 3 lakh to be used for mrdicsl emergency. Develop a muyual fund portfolio .


Hope this suffice


Best wishes


Shailesh

Insurance Samadhan



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