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Tax Planning Series III – Health Insurance Saves Tax Too!

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Feb, 2013

Tax Planning Series III – Health Insurance Saves Tax Too!

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Health insurance plans, commonly known as mediclaim policies, are today one of the most popular policies for a good reason. Health insurance provides cover to your medical expenses if the insured (individual) is hospitalised for more than 24 hours. The expenses normally covered are cost of operation, nursing and doctors fees, diagnostic tests, room charges as well as pre and post hospitalisation expenses. Health insurance is normally a 1 year/2 year contract and needs to be renewed every time. Individual Health Insurance: It covers the medical expenses (up to sum […]

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World Diabetes Day

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Feb, 2013

World Diabetes Day

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World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes mellitus world and is held on November 14 of each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. The day marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who along with Charles Best first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922. The prevalence of diabetes is increasing quite rapidly and in fact, most people now feel […]

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Managing Your Health Insurance Cover

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Jun, 2012

Managing Your Health Insurance Cover

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As health expenditures increase, government spending on health care is reducing. This makes health insurance a necessity for the common man, to protect his lifestyle and income from unforeseen medical costs due to illnesses, hospitalisation or accidents. Where before, only people in metro cities went for health insurance to offset the higher cost of healthcare, today mid- and small-town residents are also opting for health insurance. But are people aware of how much insurance they should buy? Is it just a matter of buying a policy and assuming it’s sufficient, […]

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A Quick Guide to Healthy Feet

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Jan, 2012

A Quick Guide to Healthy Feet

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Your feet spend hours each day, carrying your weight from place to place. Make it a part of your daily routine to care for them, and prevent afflictions like bunions, arthritis, varicose veins, etc. This 2-minute presentation will teach you how to go easy on your feet without disrupting your day. We hope you found this tips useful and practical. Remember – a little bit of care can go a long way towards preventing future medical problems!  

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Tips for Choosing the Right Health Insurance Plan

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Dec, 2011

Tips for Choosing the Right Health Insurance Plan

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When it comes to health insurance, there’s no one-size-fits-all plan that you can rely on. Of the numerous plans in the market, you will find that each is unique in some way, with its own benefits and limits. This makes purchasing health insurance a difficult task where painstaking research is sometimes required, before you find the right plan for you. Before you go plan-hunting, there are some questions you need to ask yourself: What is my financial ceiling? What do I have to cover? Am I responsible only for myself? […]

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Health Insurance Portability

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Oct, 2011

Health Insurance Portability

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With the onset of health insurance portability, people now have the freedom to switch from one insurer to another while carrying forward all the benefits of their previous health insurance policy. Portability will enable transfer of credit gained by the insured for pre-existing conditions and time bound exclusion if the policyholders choose to switch from one insurer to another or from one plan to another plan of the same insurer provided the previous policy has been maintained without any break. Insurers can be switched to only if the policyholder has […]

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