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Critical Illness Policy – Things to Consider

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May, 2015

Critical Illness Policy – Things to Consider

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Most people assume that their health insurance plan covers everything. This might not be true. There are many critical illnesses with high treatment costs which cannot be covered by a hospitalization policy. Acute illnesses such as cancer, tumors or strokes can lead to huge financial losses, change in lifestyle or permanent disability. This is when a Critical Illness plan can come to your rescue. Critical illness plan is a benefit policy that provide lump sum compensation equivalent to the sum insured of your plan when diagnosed with critical illnesses. If […]

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Cancer Signs and Symptoms

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Feb, 2014

Cancer Signs and Symptoms

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On account of World Cancer Day, we bring to you the signs and symptoms of various types of cancer. After all, forewarned is forearmed. Change in bowel habits or bladder function Long-term constipation, diarrhea, or a change in the size of the stool may be a sign of colon cancer. Pain when passing urine, blood in the urine, or a change in bladder function (such as needing to pass urine more or less often than usual) could be related to bladder or prostate cancer. Sores that do not heal Skin […]

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Don’t Let Critical Illness Affect Your Finances

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Jun, 2013

Don’t Let Critical Illness Affect Your Finances

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According to studies, cancer ranks as the second most deadly chronic ailment, expecting to cause 12,181,000 deaths worldwide by the year 2030 (source: Global Burden of Disease-WHO). However, with appropriate awareness and timely treatment, a lot of these deaths can be prevented. One of the main reasons why cancer may fail to get treated is the exorbitant cost of treatment. In this case, a basic health insurance plan can help relieve this burden only partially by covering hospitalization costs along with pre and post medical expenses. Such a plan may […]

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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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