Team AckoMay 23, 2022
Health insurance is an ideal financial security measure, especially during pandemics such as COVID-19. The first and second waves impacted several lives. Suppose you haven’t taken any precautionary measures till now. In that case, the possibility of the third wave should be considered as a motivation to secure you and your family with Corona specific health insurance plans.
Here are different types of COVID-19 health insurance plans that can help you mitigate high healthcare costs.
Amid the possibility of high COVID-19 infection and its repercussions on medical costs, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) has directed Indian insurance companies to design health insurance policies that primarily focus on treating COVID-19.
Taking notice of medical costs to treat COVID-19, IRDAI mandated insurers to offer standard plans to minimise the financial impact. At ACKO, we offer three types of COVID-19 health insurance plans.
Arogya Sanjeevani Policy (standard plan)
Corona Kavach (short-term plan)
Corona Rakshak (short-term plan)
Arogya Sanjeevani Health Insurance Policy by ACKO
Arogya Sanjeevani plan is a standard health insurance plan that provides financial coverage during unforeseen medical emergencies at an affordable premium. It is most suitable for first-time buyers looking for a plain vanilla health plan. The policy provides standardised benefits approved by the Insurance Regulatory and Development of India (IRDAI).
The benefits and features are standard among all Indian general insurance companies. However, the premium differs based on the insurer’s services and the efficiency of settling claims. ACKO, a digital-first company, focuses on cost-effective policy and hassle-free claims to offer a seamless and user-friendly process.
Coverage of Arogya Sanjeevani Policy by ACKO
Here are the coverage details of our COVID-19 policy.
Covers COVID-19 treatment along with other treatments as mentioned in the policy
Pay only 5% as co-pay
Access to new-age treatments
Cataract treatment coverage
ACKO Arogya Sanjeevani Policy features
You can avail of the policy with a sum insured amount of up to Rs. 10 lakhs in multiples of Rs. 50,000. You can avail of tax benefits under Section 80D and comes with lifelong renewability. The waiting period to avail of COVID-19 treatment is 30 days from the policy commencement date. You can either buy the family floater or the individual plan.
Corona Kavach COVID-19 health insurance plan
The Corona Kavach policy is a short-term specific health insurance plan for COVID-19. The Corona Kavach plan is a standard indemnity-based health insurance plan. Under this plan, only the medical or hospital bills will get reimbursed of up to a maximum of the sum insured amount mentioned in the terms and conditions.
Coverage of Corona Kavach plan
Here are the coverage details of the plan.
Coverage for ICU expenses
Coverage for consumables
Pre and post hospitalisation costs
Coverage for home care treatment
Features of Corona Kavach health insurance plan
Under this plan, you can avail of a sum insured amount of Rs. 5 lakhs (in multiples of Rs.50,000). Since it is a short-term plan, you can choose from three types of tenures: 3.5 months, 6.5 months and 9.5 months with a one-time payment process and no renewability. It covers consumables such as PPE kits, masks, gloves, etc. You can also avail of tax benefits under Section 80D.
Corona Rakshak COVID-19 health insurance plan
The Corona Rakshak is a standard fixed-benefit COVID-19 health plan. The insurer (ACKO) will pay a lump sum amount (sum insured amount) if you are hospitalised for a minimum of 72 hours upon testing positive for the infection by any government-recognised testing centre.
Coverage of Corona Rakshak health insurance plan
Here are the coverage details of the plan.
Nursing and boarding charges
Doctors and surgeons charges
Lab test, ventilators and oxygen costs
Features of Corona Rakshak health insurance plan
Under the Corona Rakshak plan, the minimum sum insured amount is Rs. 50,000 and a maximum of Rs. 2.5 lakhs (in multiples of Rs. 50,000). Similar to the Corona Kavach plan, this plan is available for 3.5, 6.5 and 9.5 months tenure. Also, you need to pay the premium as a one-time payment. You can avail of tax benefits under Section 80D.
Benefits of buying COVID-19 health insurance from ACKO:
Here are the reasons why you should opt for ACKO’s COVID-19 health insurance plans.
Wide-network of hospitals
Here are some of the common queries about Corona health insurance plans.
How can I raise a claim against my COVID-19 health plan?
You can raise a claim either through the cashless or reimbursement method. Here is the claim process for the three types of Corona insurance plans.
Corona Rakshak: You can opt for cashless or reimbursement. The policy will pay 100% of the sum insured amount as a lump sum payment if the policy’s beneficiaries are hospitalised for more than 72 hours.
Corona Kavach: There is only a reimbursement claim option. The policy will pay up to the sum insured amount stated in the policy.
Arogya Sanjeevani: You can opt for both cashless and reimbursement claims.
What is not covered in COVID-19 health insurance plans?
Here are some of the exclusions under the Corona health insurance plans.
Diagnosis of COVID-19 at a non-authorised centre
Claims submitted during the waiting period
Duration of the hospitalisation
Treatment availed outside India
Travelled to any countries restricted by the government
Medical expenses unrelated to COVID-19 (Corona Kavach and Corona Rakshak)
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