Most people go through life in a contented haze: they have good jobs, their children
are doing well in school, and they have good savings and a bright future. On the
face of it, there is nothing much to worry about. Then something happens to shake
their world to its foundations.
Picture this: You go to the doctor with a complaint about an unknown pain in your
body. Your doctor runs a few tests on you and asks you to get an MRI. Once the test
results are in, you get the shock of your life – you have developed a very serious
disease. You are faced with the prospect of immediate surgery and months of treatment.
Apart from the shock of the news, you are also aware that you don't have sufficient
funds to cover this much treatment and medication. Though your savings looked robust
till this point, they will be woefully inadequate in the face of sustained treatment.
It is often said the best time to worry about money is when you have plenty of it.
This is certainly true about our health. It is when one is healthy that one needs
to worry about future diseases and plan for them. A major aspect of this planning
must be devoted to taking a good health insurance plan with a critical illness insurance
component included in it.
Healthcare costs have skyrocketed in India in recent years. Just a single round
of visiting a doctor and undergoing a few tests can take away thousands of rupees
from your budget. This cost is multiplied many times over when one is hospitalized
and operated upon. If one has not planned to meet the eventuality of serious illness
with critical illness insurance, it will result in one's entire savings being wiped
out forever. Many people are also unable to take treatment because they lack the
funds. Hence, it is imperative to take a health insurance policy that includes critical
If you are looking to purchase such a health plan, we recommend considering the
Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance (ABSLI) Critical Illness Rider. Under this rider,
you can get 100% of the sum assured if case of cancer, heart attack, stroke or major
organ transplant operation.
The ABSLI critical illness rider comes into play when the policy holder suffers
from a first heart attack of specified severity or cancer of specified severity,
apart from permanent disability or illness resulting from a stroke or the need to
undergo an organ transplant or bone marrow transplant. Using this medical insurance
plan can help save the policy holder from the exorbitant costs of healthcare and
prolonged treatment. With the ABSLI Critical Illness Rider, the policy holder only
needs to worry about regaining his health, not about the state of his finances.