Health insurance may cover expenses incurred on Ayurveda, Unani treatmentLili | February 20, 2019 | 0 | Health
The basic standard policy will also cover expenses incurred on treatment under Ayurveda, Unani, Sidha and Homeopathy systems of medicines subject to fixed and standard sub-limits based on the sum insured. The standard product will be offered on indemnity basis, as a standalone product and it cannot be combined with critical illness covers or benefit based covers.
In a draft circular IRDAI said that products differ significantly with each other in terms of benefits offered. “It is considered essential that the potential customers seeking health insurance shall have an access to the basic health insurance covers so as to enable them to choose the coverage based on the need,” the regulator said.
The standard health product will cover hospitalisation expenses including room, nursing expenses, Intensive Care Unit, Intensive Cardiac Care Unit expenses, dental treatment, necessitated due to an injury, plastic surgery, necessitated due to disease or injury and domiciliary hospitalisation. However, 5% of copay or the insured pays, is part of the product feature.