Hospital visits are dreadful when you or your family member is admitted to one. But what’s worse are the bills that accompany it. Hence, most of us secure ourselves and our families by buying a health insurance plan. Health insurance plans cover hospitalisation expenses in case of a medical crisis so that you do not have to spend your savings at a time when medical costs are soaring high.
Most health insurance providers offer policies that cover pre and post-hospitalisation expenses, day care treatments, and domiciliary treatments. However, during hospitalisation there may be some additional expenses that your insurance policy will not provide cover for and which can also burn a hole in your pocket. Some of the expenses that can be incurred are - travel expenses to and from the hospital, nurse or attendent charges, food or refreshments taken during the hospital stay, cost of medical supplies like bandages, post-discharge expenses, etc. So, how can one get relief from bearing such expenses? The answer is simple - by opting for a hospital cash benefit cover. This cover will entitle the policyholders to receive a daily cash hospital allowance that will help them pay for the extra costs incurred during hospitalisation.
The Activ Secure-Hospital Cash plan is one such health insurance offering by Aditya Birla Health Insurance (ABHI). This plan empowers policyholders to receive a daily cash allowance for each day of hospitalisation without taking the hospital bills into account. The daily allowance amount can range from Rs.500 to Rs.10,000. If in case the policyholder is required to be hospitalised in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), he/she can avail double benefits under the Activ Secure-Hospital Cash plan. An additional benefit can be also availed by the policyholder if his/her hospital stay extends beyond 7 days.
One feature that differentiates the health insurance plans offered by Aditya Birla Health Insurance is the option of availing a wellness coach. The wellness coach will educate and engage individuals to understand the importance of a healthy behaviour and proactively managing it. The policyholder can access wellness coaching in areas of fitness, weight management, nutrition and tobacco cessation. The coaches will be available on chat through a mobile app and website or as a call-back service.
Features and Benefits of Activ Secure-Hospital Cash:
Daily Cash Benefit (DCB) - To avail the daily cash allowance, the insured person needs to complete at least 24 hours in the hospital. One can choose this benefit for 30 days, 45 days, or 60 days in a year. This benefit, however, cannot be availed in case of day care treatments.
Double Benefit Cover - In case the insured person meets with a road accident and is hospitalised or if he/she has to be admitted to an ICU, the daily cash allowance will be doubled. In a policy year, the double benefit can be availed for a maximum of 10 days. The double benefit will only be available for the number of days spent in the ICU and not for a complete stay at the hospital.
Convalescence benefit - If the insured individual is hospitalised for more than 7 days and if the claims have already been paid for 7 days, an additional lump sum which is equal to the one DCB will be paid to the policyholder.
Deductible per claim - Under the policy, a deductible of one day is applicable.
Parental accommodation benefit - If the insured policyholder is 12 years old or below and is hospitalised for more than 72 hours, an additional amount equalling to one DCB will be paid as a lump sum amount towards the accommodation of the policyholder's parent(s).
The Activ Secure-Hospital Cash plan can be a real saviour by covering the miscellaneous expenses that are incurred during hospitalisation.