Star Health and Allied Insurance Co Ltd is a joint venture between Oman Insurance Company UAE, Leading NRIs and an Indian company being a special purpose vehicle formed by a group of business tycoons. In April 2013,Star Health Insurance became the first Insurance company to launch a specialty policy for people suffering from Cardiac ailments, Star Cardiac care the one of its kind policy for persons who had undergone Heart Surgeries
STAR HEALTH & ALLIED Health Insurance at a Glance
Total members covered
Coverage for a maximum of 4 family members with up to 2 adults and 2 children
Pre and Post Hospitalization cover
Medical expenses covered for 30 days before your hospitalization and 60 days for post hospitalization for related medical expenses
Cost of Health Check-up once after a block of every four claim-free years.
Critical Factors of the Plan
No copay , but 20 % of each and every claim in respect to the insured person age between 61- 65 years at entry level
Life long renewable
Plans are lifelong renewable and covers you for your entire lifetime.
Any pre-existing condition will be covered after a waiting period of 4 year
room rent Expense @2 % of sum insured,subject to a maximum of Rs. 4000/- per day
Additional Features of STAR HEALTH & ALLIED Health Insurance
No Third party Adminstrator, direct in-home claims settlement
Network of more than 7900 hospitals across India.
Bonus calculated starts at 5% of the basic sum insured for every claim-free year subject to a maximum of 100% is allowable.In the event of the claim the bonus will reduced by 5%.
Star Health Insurance Highlights Updated on 20 Aug 2017
|Waiting Period for Pre-existing Disease||4 years|
|Incurred Claims Ratio||53.81%|
|Number of Policies Issued||1991558|
*For Year 2015-2016
An Insight Into The Company
Star Health and Allied Insurance, formed through the combined efforts of the UAE-based Oman Insurance Company and prominent Indian businessmen, is one of the largest private health insurance providers in India. Present across the country, it services a wide range of individuals through its 7,500+ strong hospital network. The company is known for it's standout claim-settlement process.
The company also has diverse plans, customised to meet the assurance needs of individuals, families, senior citizens, students, travellers and rural customers.
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Protecting Health, Protecting Wealth
Star Health and Allied Insurance has an impressive number of differentiated policies to safeguard a person's financial position in the event of medical adversity. The company recognises the economic fallouts of rising medical costs and has accordingly devised products through which customers can avail adequate and cost-efficient medical treatment.
Each of these plans serves to meet varied medical costs in unique ways. They boast of advantages such as quick, easy and direct settling of claims (i.e. no third party involvement), cashless facilities and free telephonic medical advice at any time
The following features/terms are common to all plans on offer:
- In-patient hospitalization/treatment which includes hospital expenses* incurred for a minimum of 24 hrs. (unless otherwise mentioned).
- Pre-hospitalization Expenses: Generally up to 30 days.
- Post-hospitalization Expenses: Generally up to 60 days; usually met through a lump sum payment @7% of the expenses or Rs.5,000, whichever is less.
- Pre-existing diseases are included subject to prior coverage by a domestic insurer; usually for the four years preceding policy inception (2 or 3 years where specified).
- Floater Basis: Family includes the primary policyholder, husband/wife and children who are dependent on the parent (generally subject to an age cap of 25 years); Sum assured is equally apportioned among insured members.
- Individual Basis: The sum assured is per person insured
- Reinstatement of sum assured: Normally allowed after a specified number of claim-free years
*(Room, Nursing, Boarding, Surgery, Anaesthetist, Medical Practitioner, Consultation, Specialists, Oxygen, OT charges, X-ray, Dialysis, Chemotherapy, Diagnostic Materials, Blood, Medicine, Drugs etc. depending on the plan chosen. This is not a restrictive list)The eligibility, coverage basis, costs and other benefits relating to each plan are outlined below:
A plan that covers inpatient as well as certain outpatient treatments. It also considers the health care needs of new/expectant mothers.
|Entry Age||5 months to 65 years; only renewals allowed after 65 years.|
|Basis||Individual and Family Floater|
|Sum Assured||Rs.5 lakhs to Rs.25 lakhs; chosen amount can be increased on renewal|
|Premium Charges||Rs.7,015 to Rs.2,56,770; depends on sum assured, age and family size|
|Reinstatement of sum assured||Up to 100%|
|Bonus||up to 50% on minimum sum assured of Rs.5 lakhs|
|Covers||Delivery / New-Born Cover (Includes C-sec deliveries and vaccinations for newborns), Out-patient treatment (Dental and Ophthalmic), Pre-Existing Diseases, Daily cash for hospital expenses (as per limits), Health-check expenses, Ambulance charges, Day-care treatments|
A complete package to meet varied medicare needs including non-allopathic treatment. It provides the option of enhanced coverage at enhanced premium charges.
|Entry Age||5 months to 65 years; only renewals allowed after 65 years
Family plan- 5 months to 45 years
|Medical Screening||Required for customers above 50 years at authorised centres|
|Co-payment||10% of all claims for insured members above 60 years|
|Policy Period||1 year|
|Discounts||5% for 2 years advance premium payments|
|Sum Assured||Individuals: Rs.1.5 lakhs to Rs.15 lakhs;Family Package Plan: Rs.2lakhs or 3 lakhs|
| Annual Premium Charges
Family Package Plan
Rs.2,510 to Rs.88,170;depends on sum assured, age and zone
Rs.4,460 to Rs.7,805 depends on sum assured, age and family size i.e. 2 adults or 2 adults with 1 child or 2 adults with 2 children
| Two-Year Premium Charges:
Family Package Plan
Rs.4,769 to Rs.1,67,523; depends on sum assured, age and zone
Rs.8,474 to Rs.14,830;depends on sum assured, age and family size i.e. 2 adults or 2 adults with 1 child or 2 adults with 2 children
|Reinstatement of sum assured||Up to 100% (individual basis only)|
|Bonus||5% - 25% of basic sum assured for every year following one in which no claim is made|
|Covers||Non-allopathic treatment, Pre-existing diseases, Pre and Post- hospitalization expenses, Day-care treatment, Health-Check Expenses|
|Optional Covers|| Hospital Cash: Extra premium Rs.350 (annual); Rs.665 (two-year);
Patient Care: Extra premium Rs.580 (annual); Rs.1,102 (two-year);
New-Born Baby Cover (only under Family Package Plan): Extra premium = 10% of the premium applicable in the year of birth
A policy to cover the entire family
|Entry Age||5 months to 65 years; only renewals allowed after 65 years.|
|Sum assured||Rs.1 lakh to Rs.15 lakhs|
|Premiums charged||Rs.3,890 to Rs.34,700;Depends on sum assured, age, family size and zone; based on age of oldest insured member|
|Bonus||15% to 35% depending on the sum assured|
|Reinstatement of sum assured||100% for coverage of Rs.3 lakhs and above|
|Co-payment||20% of all claims for insured members of ages 61 to 65 years|
|Covers||Cataract surgery, Ambulance charges, Pre-Existing diseases, Pre and Post-hospitalization expenses, Day-care expenses|
Senior citizens are an oft-ignored segment of the health insurance industry given their limited incomes and high susceptibility to age-related illnesses. Star Health has addressed this group's protection needs through this plan which provides affordable and adequate coverage along with attractive features.
|Entry Age||60 to 75 years|
|Renewals||Guaranteed after 75 years|
|Sum assured||Rs.1 lakh to Rs.10 lakhs|
|Premium charges||Rs.4,450 to Rs.22,500 depending on sum assured chosen|
|Discount||5% (based on meeting certain criteria)|
|Medical screening||Not required.|
|Treatment||Provided at any network hospital|
|Co-payment||50% for pre-existing disease claims; 30% for other claims|
|Covers||All types of pre-existing diseases effective from first policy year or from the second year if treatment was availed in the year preceding inception, ICU/Nurse/Specialist/Consultation/Surgeon charges (as per limits), Cardiovascular diseases/Cancer/Bone breakage/Cerebrovascular accidents/Renal Complications and other major surgeries, Post-hospitalization expenses, Ambulance charges|
Provides greater protection than that offered by the average run-of-the-mill plans. It can be availed by individuals for themselves or on a floater basis to include their families as well.
|Entry Age||3 months to 65 years; only renewals beyond 65 years|
|Basis||Individual or Floater|
|Sum assured|| Individual- Rs.7 lakh/ 10 lakh
Family Floater- Rs.10 lakh
|Premium charged||Rs.3,000 / Rs.4,000 (individuals);Rs.5,700 / Rs. 4,300 (family floater)|
|Mandatory deductibles||Rs.3 lakhs (individuals);Rs.3 lakhs or Rs.5 lakhs (family floater)|
|Cover||Unlimited for ICU/diagnostic/medicine/consultation charges|
Star Super Surplus ‘Gold’ Plan
A plan which caters to any unforeseen event, offering enhanced protection to policyholders. Designed primarily to offer enhanced protection, this is ideal for individuals who wish to avail the best in health insurance. Provisions of air-ambulance, absence of room rent cap, lifelong renewal and affordable premiums have made the Gold Plan a perfect ally for people accustomed to a certain way of life.
Minimum – 18 years
Maximum – 65 years
Children can avail protection under this plan, subject to the parent being a policyholder. Children aged between 3 months and 25 years can be protected under this policy
Individual or Floater
Minimum – Rs 5 lakhs (Floater and Individual)
Maximum – Rs 25 lakhs (Floater and Individual)
Maximum- Rs.10 lakhs (Individual)
Ranges between Rs 1,950 and Rs 36,360, depending on the entry age and sum assured
10% of claim amount for policyholder with entry age over 60 years
Hospitalisation charges (including room and nursing fees), air ambulance cover, surgeon/consultant fees, medicine costs, operation theatre expenses, second opinion costs, etc.
|Entry Age||5 months to 65 years|
|Basis||Individual or Floater|
|Medical screening||Required for insured members above 50 years|
|Premium charged||Rs.15,000 (excluding GST)|
|Discount||Maximum 10% no-claim bonus upon renewal.|
|Covers||Outpatient treatment within limits (unused amounts can be rolled over for one year), Ambulance charges, Pre/Post-hospitalization expenses, Day-care procedures as specified, Pre-existing diseases.|
A policy that aims at covering a number of medical fallouts including major diseases.
|Entry Age||18 to 65 years, only renewals beyond 65 years|
|Sum assured||Rs.2 lakhs to Rs.10 lakhs|
|Premiums charged||Rs.3,750 to Rs.35,350|
|Discounts:||5% for 2 members and below; 10% above 2 members|
|Medical screening||Required for persons above 50 years at authorised centres|
|Co-payment||30% of claims for insured parties above 60 years; applicable to sub-limits|
|Covers||A number of major diseases are covered in addition to the regular plan; Non-allopathic procedures within given limits, Pre-existing diseases, Ambulance charges, Pre/Post-hospitalization expenses, Day-care treatment as specified|
Going to the heart of it's customer-base, this plan is geared towards compensating insured parties for expenses incurred on cardiac ailments in addition to comprehensive health benefits.
|Entry Age||10 to 65 years; for those who have been Stenting or Bypass patients in the 7 years preceding policy inception.|
|Sum assured||Rs.3 or 4 lakhs|
|Premiums charged|| Rs.18,000 to Rs.39,000 (silver plan);
Rs.26,000 to Rs.57,000 (gold plan)
|Discounts||5% for 2 member and below; 10% above 2 members|
|Medical screening||Required for all entrants|
|Co-payment||10% of claims for insured parties above 60 years.of age|
|Covers|| Pre-existing cardiac diseases - cover effective from 91st policy day;
For cardiac ailments:
Gold Plan: Medical treatment for illnesses/accidents; cardiac surgeries and cardiac medical management
Silver Plan: Same as Gold Plan but does not cover cardiac medical management Pre-existing diseases Ambulance charges, Pre/Post-hospitalization expenses, Day-care treatment
|Entry Age||18 to 65 years; only renewals allowed beyond 65 years|
|Policy period||2 years; sum assured and the sub-limits are per policy year|
|Sum assured||Rs.1 lakh to Rs.3 lakhs|
|Sub-limits||Rs.50,000 to Rs.1.5 lakhs|
|Premiums charged||Rs.4,900 to Rs.26,450|
|Premium payment||2 installments; one at inception and then at start of 2nd policy year|
|Medical screening||Not required|
|Covers||HIV + persons (subject to conditions), Non-allopathic treatment, Pre/Post-hospitalization expenses, Pre-existing diseases, Ambulance charges, Day-care procedures as specified|
A plan developed to ensure a healthy married life, the foundation of a successful future.
|Entry age (for couples)||18 to 40 years; renewable till 45 years; followed by optional policy migration|
Rs.10,305 to Rs.15,310
Rs.18,550 to Rs.27,560 depending on cover chosen, age and family size i.e. 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child
|Policy period||1 or 2 years.|
|Medical screening||Not required.|
|Covers||Delivery/New-born cover: Up to 2 deliveries; pre-post natal expenses, Non-allopathic treatment, Pre-existing diseases, Pre and Post-hospitalization expenses, Ambulance charges, Day-care procedures as specified.|
Usually treated as an exclusion to health contracts this plan makes diabetics the main feature.
|Entry age||18 to 65 years|
|Basis||Individual or Floater|
|Medical screening||Required if coverage chosen is effective from inception|
|Reinstatement of sum assured||Up to 100% (on individual basis)|
|Covers||Those already diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus and related ailments, Costs of artificial limbs post-amputation, Pre and post-hospitalization expenses, Day-care treatment|
|Entry age||5 months to 65 years, only renewals allowed beyond 65 years|
|Sum assured||Rs. 2 or 3 lakhs|
|Premium charged||Rs.2,800 to Rs.33,100;depending on the cover chosen, age and family size i.e. 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children; Extra premium for one more child under Rs.3 lakhs cover is Rs.1000|
|Medical screening||Required for entrants above 50 years at authorised centres|
|Covers||Specific diseases subject to limits, Pre-existing diseases, ICU charges, Ambulance charges within limits, Day-care treatment as specified, Pre and Post-hospitalization expenses|
In a move towards inclusion, the company has introduced this policy to extend the benefits of insurance to ostracized members of society. While most policies exclude HIV positive persons, this plan reaches out to them. Details are provided by the company when contacted.
The micro health insurance offered by Star Health Insurance offers its customers the opportunity to take a policy that will provide them with cover for hospital expenses at an affordable price. The maximum sum assured under this policy is up to Rs. 30,000 per year and it will cover things like hospitalisation for more than 24 hours and even pre-existing diseases. The benefits that this policy also offers include things like the income tax benefit and covering even the charges for the ambulance need for transportation. The premium for this policy can range from Rs. 275 to Rs. 500 for policies that offer Rs. 30,000 worth of cover and anyone between the ages of 5 months and 65 years is allowed to take this policy.
The Star Care is a health insurance policy that can be taken as an individual plan or as a family floater plan. The policy is available to anyone between the ages of 2 years to 65 years and can be renewed for life. This means that after the age of 65 years you can continue to renew it for the rest of your life. The policy will offer benefits like pre and post hospitalisation cover and up to Rs. 1,000 as daily hospital cash for up to 14 days. This policy does not require any medicals prior to the distribution of the policy and covers about 405 day-care procedures.
It’s important to stay covered under an insurance policy in case something untoward happens that could leave you in a financially unstable position. Even if an event occurs that happens to render you incapable of earning an income, you need to ensure that your family doesn’t have to suffer financially. The Star Health Accident Care Insurance Policy health insurance product provides you the peace of mind of knowing that even if you meet with an accident, the expenses for your hospitalization and treatment will be taken care of. In addition, if the accident leaves you disabled and unable to earn an income, the plan will also pay out a sum of money to your dependants and spouse to tide over tough times.
Features of Accident Care Insurance Plan:
- Minimum entry age is 18 years and maximum is 70 years.
- Dependent children can be brought under insurance cover from the age of 5 months.
- Policy pays hospital cash benefits.
- Medical expenditure is taken care of to a large degree.
- One of the few polices that provides coverage for accidents that occur while playing winter sports.
- Educational grant provided for minor children.
- Travel expenses will be covered if required for one spouse.
- Insured amount will be calculated based on the income of the policyholder.
- Policy tenure can be of one, two, or even three years.
- Policy has lifetime renewability.
|Renewal||No age limit; Grace period of 30 days from expiry; Increase in sum assured allowed upon renewal; Renewal premium can vary|
|Cancellation||Allowed at any time during policy period; Premiums refunded as per company rates|
|Termination||Upon death of insured, When entire cover is claimed|
Find cashless network hospitals nearby: Star Health Network Hospitals
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Star Health Insurance FAQs
- Why do I need health insurance?
- What is cashless hospitalization? Does Star Health Insurance Company provide it?
- Can I renew my Start Health Insurance policy? If yes, how?
- What is a health card?
- What is the maximum number of claims that I can make in one year?
- What is a family floater plan?
- Will a Star Health Insurance policy help me to get exemption from Income Tax?
- Are Star Health Insurance policies accepted across the country?
- Do I need a medical checkup before buying a Star health insurance policy?
- Does Star Health Insurance cover medical cost spent in outpatient treatment?
- Does Start Health Insurance take care of my existing diseases?
- Can I get reimbursement if I avail treatment at non – network hospitals?
Health Insurance helps you to take care of you and your family’s future by paying off your medical expenses. It helps you to save money.
Cashless hospitalization enables you to save money. This is a facility offered to you by your insurance provider wherein your health insurance provider will pay off your hospitalization bills. Star Health Insurance Company does provide cashless hospitalization.
Yes, you can renew your Star Health Insurance policy. For that, the company will send you renewal notice which will contain the expiry date of your present policy.
A health card is like an identity card which comes with your health insurance policy. This card enables you to enjoy cashless hospitalization facility at Star Health Insurance company’s network hospitals. You need to show your health card at the time of admission into a network hospital to enjoy all the benefits.
You can make any number of claims during the tenure of your policy. But the maximum amount of claim you can make is the sum insured in the policy.
It is a plan that takes care of the hospitalization expense of your entire family.
Yes, you can get exemption from income tax up to Rs.15,000 under section 80D of the Income Tax Act.
Yes, Star Health Insurance policies are accepted across the country. If you stay at Bangalore and your family stays at Mumbai, you can cover all of them under the same policy.
If your age is above 50 years and you want to buy a Star health insurance policy, then you need to go through medical checkup. However, medical checkup is not required for the senior citizen policies.
Generally health insurance companies cover the cost of inpatients. However, Star Health Insurance Company covers the cost incurred as outpatients under specific terms and conditions.
Yes, Star Health Insurance takes care of your pre-existing diseases as well. However, you can get it covered after 48 months of continuous renewal with Star Health Insurance.
If you take treatment at non-network hospitals, Star Health Insurance will reimburse you the amount of bills which is subject to the policy undertaken. But, cashless hospitalization is available only if you take treatment at the network hospitals of Star Health Insurance.
Examples of Network Hospitals in Major Cities
|CITY||NAME OF HOSPITAL|
|Bangalore||Columbia Asia Hospital|
|Delhi||Jain Charitable Hospital|
|KOLKATA||Columbia Asia Hospital|
|Chennai||Fortis Malabar Hospital|
*Disclaimer - This is not an exhaustive list but an indicative representation of hospitals that form a part of the company's wider network.
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News About STAR HEALTH & ALLIED Health Insurance
Star Health Insurance plans to raise funds up to Rs.3,000 crore
In order to meet its growing capital base and working capital requirements, Star Health Insurance has decided to appoint a domestic investment bank to raise funds and one of the options may include Initial Public Offering (IPO). Star Health and Allied Insurance Co. Ltd sells travel, health, and accident insurance. The company wants to raise up to Rs.3,000 crore in funding by selling primary and secondary stakes. 80% stake in Religare Health Insurance Co. Ltd was sold to a group of investors for Rs.1,300 crore in April. In July, HDFC Life announced its plans to sell 9.57% stake through IPO. At the same time, SBI Life Insurance Co. Ltd got approval to raise up to Rs.7,000 crore through its IPO.
11th August 2017
Star Health and Allied Insurance considering an IPO
Star Health and Allied Insurance mainly deals with overseas travel insurance, mediclaim, and personal accidents. It is a joint venture between Sequoia Capital, ICICI Ventures, Oman Insurance Company, Tata Capital Growth Fund, and others. It has a capital of Rs.1,050 crores. In 2016, after ICICI Ventures and Apis Partners acquired a 15% stake in the company for Rs.320 crores, Star Health and Allied Insurance has been valued at over Rs.2,100 crores. 63.76% of the shares is owned by domestic shareholders and rest is owned by foreign investors. The company has witnessed a growth rate of more than 40% on yearly basis.
Star Health & Allied Insurance is the first standalone health insurer in India. Sources say that the company is considering an Initial Public Offering (IPO) as getting buyers for multiple holder's stake can be difficult. Insurers have to complete 10 years to list. Star Health and Allied Insurance is the only eligible one in its category so far. However, V Jagannathan, the Chairman of the company said that there are no plans to list.
1st June 2017
Star Health may be the first health insurer to list shares
Star Health & Allied Insurance, the sole health insurance company in India, may soon start selling its shares in D-St. The company intends to sell its shares to the masses partially because they do not want a few private equity investors. They want to enter the initial public offering (IPO) mode as they feel that making arrangements for purchasers for several holders’ stakes is a complex process.
A source also said that since the stock market is performing well off late, the launch of the shares in the market will be a great move. However, V Jagannathan, the chairman of the company, stated that they do not have any such plans.
31st May 2017
Star Health launches improved version of Family Health Optima
Star Health and Allied Insurance has released a new version of the Family Health Optima Plan. The relaunched product comes with additional features such as automatic increase of the sum assured by 25% if the customer wears a helmet and is safe on the roads. This is capped at a maximum of Rs.5 lakh. Other benefits include health check-ups for every claim-free year, and assisted reproductive treatment and other specified treatments after 3 years of being a policyholder. The new product is an improved version of the existing Family Health Optima Plan. Those who opt for this plan now will stand to benefit from a range of added features and benefits.
24th April 2017
Star Health Insurance Company investors to make an exit from highly competitive venture
Star Health Insurance Company is a joint venture between ICIC Ventures, Tata Capital Growth Fund, Oman Insurance Company, Sequoia Capital, and Alpha TC Holdings. Investors in this company have put a hold on the block as they are planning to exit a venture that is becoming overwhelmingly competitive. According to sources, at least two local and two international investment banks have pitched to PE investors for a mandate to sell the insurance company. However, investment bankers say that it is becoming difficult to get a single buyer for many holders’ stake because the sale had to be made to a strategic investor or sell PE funds in a secondary sale. As bankers gathered to give presentations to mandate Star Health Insurance Company to sell their business, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Kotak, and ICICI Securities were participating companies. With the company growing at a rate more than 30%, it is unable to meet capital requirement. Indians have been thronging to buy health insurance policies from Star owing to rising health expenditure.
13th January 2017
Target of Rs.3,000 crore premium set by Star Health Insurance
Star Health Insurance and Allied Insurance (SHIAI) is looking to achieve a 40% growth rate by the end of the current fiscal. After achieving Rs.1,530 crore during April-November 2016, V. Jagannathan, Chairman and Managing Director of SHAI stated that achieving a premium of Rs.2,800-Rs.3,000 crore by the end of the financial year would be a possible goal. Having a predominant presence in the markets of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, Jagannathan said that the company is working on a few new products related to health insurance which can make its portfolio stronger.
10th January 2017
Star Health looking to private equity players to raise Rs 360 crore
Health insurer Star Health and Allied Insurance are looking to private equity players to raise around Rs 360 crore through a fresh equity issuance, with JM Financial appointed as the arranger of the transaction. Chairman and managing director of Star Health and Allied Insurance, V Jagannathan stated that while the existing partners want to continue in the company, talks are ongoing with domestic and foreign equity firms to rope in new investors.
The company currently owns 38 crore shares and plans to raise capital via the issuance of fresh shares to investors in order to expand their business.
4th January 2016
Star Health Insurance to increase its capital
Star Health Insurance is planning to increase their capital with placement in private equity. The plan is to increase a Rs. 300 crore with a private investor by raising fresh shares. The company also is planning to start new schemes for pain therapy, they’ve already introduced a policy related to obesity. The reason Star Health Insurance is now moving towards retail customer health insurance is because their group insurance schemes were not very profitable. Health insurance is now a growing section of the insurance sector, earning the industry almost Rs. 20, 440 crore in 2014-15 and will increase to almost Rs. 55,000 crores by 2020 as an industry.
16th October 2015
New packages offered by Star Health Insurance for pain therapy
Star Health and Allied Insurance Company will be introducing health insurance packages for pain therapies. Earlier this year, the company introduced a scheme for bariatric surgery, which is generally done for obesity reduction. The number of such surgeries are on the rise, in year 2014-2015 over 12,000 such surgeries took place, and the number is likely to grow. Many insurers do not cover such surgeries but it is becoming more necessary for companies to start to cover these procedure said S Prakash, Executive Director, Star Health and Allied Insurance Company. In India the health insurance sector has grown to 15.6% in 2014-15, Star Health was responsible for 37% of that growth.
15th October 2015
Star Health to meet Solvency Margins
Keeping the geometric rate of growth that Start Health has been achieving, the insurer has decided to get an amount of Rs. 400 crore to ensure a healthy solvency figure. Star Health and Allied Insurance had a collection of INR 1470 crore in premiums during 2014 and had a target of 2000 crore rupees in premiums to meet this year. With a business till now of Rs. 715 crore, the 10 year old private insurer is well on its way towards a successful target achievement.
The health insurer is staying out of the league of corporate insurance to avoid low-margin business and possible frauds that might be encountered. It is low to the level that almost only 7 rupees out of every 100 of premiums are actually ‘corporate’ insurance funded. With simple rules, stiff goals and steady growth, the recent 400 crore infusion will ensure the insurer has a stable footing regarding its financial scenario.
21st September 2015
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.