Stay healthy and shield your finances with health insurance

What is a Health Insurance?

Did you know healthcare inflation in India is double the rate of retail inflation? High medical bills can wipe out your savings in no time. That’s why you need adequate health insurance.

Health Insurance Plans provide you financial assistance in the event of a medical emergency. The coverage allows you and your loved ones to get the treatment you need. Plus, it protects your finances from the burden of rising medical costs.

Why do you need a Health Insurance Policy?

Medical emergencies can strike at any time and land you with hefty bills. A health insurance plan comes in handy at such times. 

When buying a health plan, you pay a premium. This fetches you coverage for treating a wide range of health conditions, including critical illnesses and lifestyle diseases like cancer. This means that if you and your family members ever require hospitalisation, you don’t have to stress over money matters anymore. Your health insurance plan will provide the financial support you need.

  • Access timely medical care
  • Enjoy income tax benefits1
  • Get critical illness and cancer cover
  • Protect your savings

Health Insurance Products

ABSLI Cancer Shield Plan

This plan covers you financially at every stage of cancer!. UIN: 109N104V02

  • 5 years premium waiver on early stage diagnosis
  • Covers all stages of cancer2
  • Option to choose level or increasing cover

ABSLI CritiShield Plan

This plan protects your savings against expenses due to heart and kidney diseases. UIN: 109N104V02

  • 5-year premium waiver on early diagnosis
  • Covers all stages of cardiac and renal conditions2
  • Choose level or increasing cover for cardiac, renal or both

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Benefits of Health Insurance Plan

Income tax benefits on premium paid

The premium you pay qualifies for tax deduction under Section 80D of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Tax benefits are subject to changes in the tax laws. Please consult your tax advisor to know more.

Lump sum payment for critical diseases

Our health plans pay out a lump sum, regardless of actual treatment expenses. Use the funds to pay for any expensive medical procedures.

Option of regular monthly income

Our plans come with a monthly income option. If you need to skip work for treatment, the regular payments from your health plan are sure to come in handy.

Reimbursement of healthcare bills

Insurers can settle your bills directly when you visit their network hospitals. If you get treated at a non-network hospital, file a claim for reimbursement.

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How much health insurance coverage should you get?

How to choose Health Insurance Plan?

  • Get enough coverage

    Funds should not be a roadblock when seeking medical treatment. Choose a health plan that provides a sufficiently large insurance cover. Focus on getting the treatment you need without worrying about the costs.

  • Tailor the plan to your needs

    Consider your liabilities and age before selecting the coverage amount. You may require less coverage in your 20s and 30s. But coverage needs are likely to rise in your 40s as financial responsibilities increase and various ailments begin to crop up.

  • Add in critical illness cover

    When buying health insurance, consider the worst-case scenario and plan accordingly. Critical illnesses like cancer are expensive to treat. If your health plan provides adequate coverage for critical illnesses, coping with the financial pressure will be easier.

  • Consider the hospital network

    Look for a health insurance provider that has tie-ups with several leading hospitals in your city and near your residence. A large network will make hospitalisation and claim settlement more seamless.

  • Prioritise easy claim settlement

    This is an essential consideration before buying a health insurance policy. Policyholders benefit when the claim settlement process is simple, quick, and hassle-free.

  • Know the plan exclusions

    These may include expenses relating to pre-existing diseases (subject to a waiting period), maternity, and diagnostic tests, for example. There may also be caps on room rent and doctors’ fees. Weigh the exclusions alongside the available coverage when comparing policies.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • At what age should I buy a health insurance plan?

    You should aim to buy health insurance plan as early as possible. If you buy a health insurance plan when you are young, the premiums are lower because you are fit and healthy. The premiums increase with age as the body becomes vulnerable to various diseases.

  • Are there any tax benefits on health insurance premiums?

    Tax benefits1 against health insurance plans can be claimed under Section 80D of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Benefits can be claimed in the following scenarios:

    Self and family

    Rs. 25,000 tax deduction + Rs. 5,000 health check-up exemption

    Self, family, and parents

    Rs. 50,000 tax deduction + Rs. 5,000 health check-up exemption

    Self, family, and senior citizen parents

    Rs. 75,000 tax deduction + Rs. 5,000 health check-up exemption

    Self (senior citizen), family, and parents (senior citizen)

    Rs. 1 lakh tax deduction + Rs. 5,000 health check-up exemption

    1Tax benefits are subject to changes in the tax laws. Please consult your tax adviser for more details.

  • Can I have more than one health policy?

    Yes, you can. When you have more than one policy, the scope of coverage increases.

  • What happens to my existing health plan if there are additions to the family?

    In such a scenario, you will need to increase the coverage. Speak with your insurer to find out if there is scope to increase coverage in your existing plan. In some cases, you could purchase top-up plans by paying an additional premium.

  • Can I buy a single health plan to offer coverage to the entire family?

    Yes, you can. Such a plan is known as a floater policy. Here, the coverage is distributed among all members of your family. When you buy a family floater plan, the premium is computed as per the age of the oldest member of the family.

  • What factors affect the health insurance premium?

    Age, lifestyle habits, choice of profession, and existing health conditions are the factors that affect your health insurance premium.

    • Age: When you are young and healthy, you need to pay less towards your health insurance plan. Health insurance premiums increase with age as the body becomes vulnerable to various diseases. So, buy health insurance when you are young to get the benefit of lower premiums.
    • Pre-existing medical conditions: You might need to pay a higher premium if you suffer from any pre-existing medical condition. The charges are on the higher side because the insurer covers a greater risk on your behalf.
    • Choice of profession: If you have a high-risk job or are exposed to an environment where the chances of injury are high, you may need to pay a higher premium towards your policy.
    • Tobacco use: If you regularly consume tobacco in any form, your health insurance premium shoots up by several notches. Therefore, it is in your best interest to avoid consuming tobacco.
    • Individual vs. family enrolment: When you buy a health insurance plan for yourself, the risk is limited to you. However, when you add your family members within the same policy, the risk widens. Therefore, you may need to pay higher premiums for plans that also cover your family members including your spouse, children, and aged parents.
    • Location: Where you live has a big effect on the premiums. If you reside in a location where climatic conditions are harsh and there is a cultural dislike of exercise, your insurer may charge you more. Also, if your area of residence is in an accident-prone zone, you may end up paying higher premiums.
  • What is the cost of health insurance for an individual?

    The cost is not fixed. It depends on the type of policy and sum insured. It also depends on factors like your age, profession, pre-existing medical conditions, and lifestyle. However, if you buy a health insurance plan when you are young and healthy, the cost is pretty nominal.

  • What things should you consider while choosing a health insurance plan?

    The sum insured, the network of hospitals, the sub-limit and co-pay clauses, the waiting period for pre-existing diseases, and the claim settlement ratio of the insurer are some important things to look out for while choosing a health insurance plan.

  • Does health insurance come with tax benefits?

    Yes, it does. Premiums paid towards health insurance qualify for tax deduction under Section 80D of the Income Tax Act, 19611

    1Tax benefits are subject to changes in the tax laws. Please consult your tax advisor for the same

  • What documents are required to buy a health insurance plan?

    Documentary proofs of age, identity, and address are required while buying health insurance. Your photographs are also needed. You may also need to furnish medical reports if demanded by the insurer.

  • Can a person have more than one health policy?

    Yes, he/she can. Having more than one policy further enhances the coverage.

  • What do you mean by annual sum insured?

    It is the maximum amount that your insurer would pay in a year in case you are hospitalised. You will need to bear any amount over and above this from your pocket.

  • What are the important benefits of a health insurance plan?

    A health insurance plan prevents out-of-pocket expenditure during a medical emergency and helps ensure that money is not a roadblock in receiving the best treatment. In addition, cashless treatment and peace of mind are some of the most important benefits of a health insurance plan.

  • Can I apply for health insurance online?

    Yes, you can. Depending on the plan, you can follow the steps outlined below:

    • Visit the website of the insurer
    • Fill up the form
    • Make an online payment and you are done
  • Is mediclaim different from health insurance?

    Mediclaim is a type of health cover which offers coverage for expenses you incur during a medical emergency including hospitalisation expenses due to illness, surgery, or accident. On the other hand, health insurance offers comprehensive health cover. Depending on the type of health insurance plan, the expenses go beyond basic hospitalisation and can include ambulance costs, pre- and post-hospitalisation expenses, and expenses relating to the out-patient department (OPD), among others.

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1Tax benefits are subjected to changes in tax laws. You are advised to consult your tax advisor for the same

2Please refer to product brochure for details on exclusions.

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