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  • Health Insurance for Cancer in India - What are the Options?

    In USA medical science has gone far enough to be able to determine the percentage of chance an individual has to attract certain types of cancer in their lifetime. While the future generation does have some hope in cord blood banking which perhaps would help to save some lives from cancer, Indians do not have access to such opportunities to save lives mainly because of the affordability factor.

    Affordability of Cancer Treatment in India:

    Despite the fact that India has a huge market for medical tourism which relies mainly on cheaper medical costs, many Indians do not have access to basic health care . The main issue is health finance is expensive and when someone has cancer, keeping in mind that there are 200 types of them, you ought to think about being able to afford the treatment, even if the patient is in a curable stage. India’s pharmaceutical industry is booming and yet people can’t afford the basic pain relief medication for pain as a cancer patient. Before one does go bankrupt one can think of a solution that is now available to Indians known as the health insurance for cancer. In our country, over 10,000 people get diagnosed with cancer each year and it is indeed a scary number.

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    Benefits and Features of Cancer Health Insurance from ICS:

    It is easy to get this policy since many banks and insurance providing companies have started including this in their health insurance portfolio. All an individual needs to do is be less than 70 years of age and have a membership in ICS (Indian Cancer Society). It is important to note that the individual should not have a history of being diagnosed with cancer before. But the reasons why one should opt for it is not only the alarming chances of cancer having increased in people, but because it is a convenient product too:

    • This insurance policy does not require any medical tests as long as a Declaration of ‘good health’ has been signed and provided by a licensed doctor.
    • This policy offers enough coverage for probable costs that come with cancer treatment, right from diagnosis, biopsy and surgery to radiotherapy, chemotherapy along with hospitalization as well as rehabilitation if and when required at a very affordable premium amount.
    • Claims of reimbursements can be done quarterly for all the actual cancer treatment expenses incurred, until the whole sum insured amount is completely exhausted. The other case when the claim reimbursement stops is when the insured individual is declared as cured or in good health. Whichever of the two happens will happen earlier will stall the claim reimbursements.
    • The insured also have access provided by the Society for check-up facilities since there is a Cancer Detection Centre in Mumbai at Pedder Road. People who come for first time check-up facility will have access to it for free but from then on the tests will be available at 50 percent discount.
    • Also people get free access to various cancer related literature accessible at the Society.
    • The best part about the policy is that the whole policy is managed and administered by the Society itself, making it very convenient for people to handle this insurance, including premium payments, treatments and claims if and when needed.
    • You also can get tax benefits from this health insurance since it also comes under the general insurance category.

    Other Cancer Insurance Policies:

    Other similar products are available from CPA which is also in association with National Insurance, like ICS. Also, ICICI has a similar product for health insurance for cancer. Here is a comparative study of the existing products available for health financing in India:

      National Insurance with CPAA Cancer Insurance Policy National Insurance with ICS Cancer Insurance Policy ICICI Cancer Care Plus
    Eligibility For Cancer Patients Aid Association members not having diagnosed with cancer.
    Minimum and Maximum Age of Entry Company discretion Up to 70 years Between 20 years to 60 years but can be renewable up to 70 years
    Policy Term 1 year 1 year 10 years
    Sum Assured Range Rs.30,000 to Rs.5 lakhs Rs 50,000 to Rs.2 lakhs Rs 5 lakhs to Rs.25 lakhs
    Premium Range Rs.2,400 to Rs.8,000 Rs.496 for minimum cover and Rs.1,157 for maximum cover. Starts from Rs.4,604 Rs.14,845. Minimum single premium starts at- Rs.1,200 annually.
    Waiting Periods From diagnosis date should survive up to 30 days Should be able to survive for 30 days from the date of diagnosis Varies based on age

    GST rate of 18% applicable for all financial services effective July 1, 2017.

    Disclaimer: Premiums may vary depending upon factors like age, location and prevailing taxes/GST.

    Health Insurance Reviews

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    • Apollo Munich Health Insurance
      "Satisfactory"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a corporate health insurance policy with Apollo Munich. There is a coverage of three lakhs for the entire family. There are cashless facilities and also OPD facilities too. For the cashless option I need to use the medical card at any listed hospital and if I get hospitalized in a non listed hospital I need to pay the bill upfront and I would get 90% of the bill. Like wise for the OPD option where I can get all my medical bills like scans or other tests reimbursed, the process is done in 15 days and I would get 50%.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Sep 22, 2018
    • Star Health Health Insurance
      "Good overall"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have taken a health insurance policy from Star health insurance. It is for my family and I. Till date I have not had a claim experience. The medical coverage is for six months. The premium is not costly. The process to buy the policy in smooth and easy.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Sep 22, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Health Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a health insurance policy with HDFC ERGO from last 2 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I have no claim experience so far with this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 6000 has to be paid for this insurance and the coverage value is Rs 3-4 lacs.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , vadodara
      Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018
    • Star Health Health Insurance
      "Average Service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I was using the health insurance policy with the Star Health. I am paying a premium of 35K per year. On one occasion I claimed the policy and they were able to reimburse only 75% of the amount claimed which wasn't satisfactory.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Sep 15, 2018
    • Reliance General Health Insurance
      "Average Service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I've a health insurance policy with the Reliance General Insurance. I am paying a premium of 27000 per year. It is for the entire family. There hasn't been any claim experience so far. I will have to wait and see how they respond to my requests in future if I will have any.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Sep 15, 2018
    • New India Health Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My health insurance is with New India Assurance from last 1 year, i am not aware of the premium amount as my company pays it. I have no claim experience so far with this insurance policy and the coverage value is Rs 2 lacs for individual.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018
    • Apollo Munich Health Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a health insurance policy with Apollo Munich from last 7-8 years, i have no claim experience so far with this insurance policy. I pay a premium of Rs 12000 for this insurance policy and the coverage value is Rs 5 lacs for this policy.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , pune
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • Cigna TTK Health Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a health insurance policy with CIGNA TTK from last 2 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I pay a premium of Rs 12000 for this insurance policy. I have no claim experience so far with this insurance and the coverage value of Rs 4.5 lacs.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • Max Bupa Health Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a health insurance policy with MAX BUPA from last 6 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I have no claim experience so far with this insurance and i get no claim bonus every year. The coverage value for this insurance is Rs 15-20 lacs.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , faridabad
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Health Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have recently taken a health insurance policy with ICICI LOMBARD. I have to pay a premium of Rs 15000 on yearly basis. This policy i got it along with the personal loan taken from Fullerton. They gave a coverage of Rs 3 lacs for this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , rajahmundry
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • Star Health Health Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My health is insured with STAR health from last 1year and it is a good policy to use. It is a family policy where the coverage value is Rs 3 lacs per individual. I do not have claim experience with this insurance and i pay a premium of Rs 15000 for this insurance.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • Religare Health Insurance
      "Best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have a health insurance policy with Religare from last 1.5 years, a premium of Rs 14000 has to be paid for this insurance policy and it is a family coverage. My claim experience was very good and they covered 100%. Coverage value is Rs 5 lacs +5 lacs (auto refill) for this insurance.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • Reliance General Health Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my health insured with Reliance general insurance from last 3 months, i pay a premium of Rs 10000 for 2 individuals and each one has the coverage value of Rs 5 lacs. It is a good policy to use and i have not claimed anything so far from this insurance.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • National Insurance Health Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I hold an Individual health insurance policy with National insurance from last 4 years, i have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. I pay a premium of Rs 3000 for this insurance policy and the coverage value is Rs 1.5 lacs for this insurance.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Health Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my health insured with HDFC ERGO from last 1.5 months, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 6000 has to be paid for this insurance policy. I have no claim experience with this insurance the coverage value is Rs 5 lacs.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , palanpur
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Health Insurance
      "Normal Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I've a health insurance policy with the ICICI Lombard. I am paying low premium, there hasn't been any claim experience with the policy so far. Considering the premium I pay it has been a normal experience with the policy so far.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , udaipur
      Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Health Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I've a health insurance policy with the ICICI Lombard, I am paying the premium and I do not have any claim experience with the policy so far. I'll have to wait and see how they respond to my claim requests in future. It has been a hassle free experience so far.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018
    • Star Health Health Insurance
      "Start Health Insurance Fraud"
      0.5 0.5/5 "Unacceptable"
      My father purchased Star health insurance for family safety and was paying premium from last 2 years but when time came insurer refused to give claim stating that throughout the hospitalization and all investigation reports are within normal limits. My brother was admitted in family hospital delhi for 24 hours, doctors diagnosed him and billed approx 13500.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Sep 08, 2018
    • Chola Ms Health Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my health insured with Cholamandalam health insurance from last 2 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I am not aware of the premium amount as my company pays it. It is a family coverage and they cover up to Rs 5 lacs for this insurance.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Sep 08, 2018
    • Apollo Munich Health Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a health insurance policy with Apollo Munich from last 3 months, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance. I am not aware of the premium amount as my company pays it. The coverage value is Rs 10 lacs for accidental policy and Rs 10 lacs for death policy.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , pune
      Reviewed on Sep 08, 2018
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