What is Health Insurance?
A medical insurance policy, also called as health insurance, covers medical expenses for illnesses or injuries. It reimburses your bills or pays the medical care provider directly on your behalf. A comprehensive medical insurance covers the cost of hospitalisation, daycare procedures, medical care at home (domiciliary hospitalisation), ambulance charges, amongst others.
A health insurance plan helps you stay covered against various diseases. Additionally, it helps you boost tax savings. Under section 80D of the Income Tax Act, 1961, you can claim tax benefits against your health insurance premium.
What are the benefits of a health insurance policy?
1 Covers complete OPD requirements
Plan is tailored to cover the expenses of all your minor and severe health concerns, including teleconsultation with the doctor, pharmacy, and routine diagnostics on a cashless basis.
2 Covers pre and post hospitalisation
One of the key benefits of a health insurance policy is that it covers your medical expenses incurred just before and after hospitalisation.
3 Lets you claim tax benefit
You can claim a tax deduction on health insurance premium under section 80D of the Income Tax Act, 1961.