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Health Insurance

Rising Demand For Health Plans With Covid Specific Riders

Jan 13, 2022 Meghna Maiti

You can now opt for Covid-related riders that cover consumables such as PPE kits, masks and gloves when you are taking a new health insurance policy.

What To Keep In Mind When Buying Health Insurance From Different Channels?

Jan 12, 2022 Meghna Maiti

In health insurance, online channels have become more popular but individual agents continue to be the mainstay. Choose the channel that works best for you.

Budget 2022: Govt Needs To Focus on Accessibility And Affordability Of Insurance Plans

Health insurance should be put in the 5 per cent GST slab and senior citizens should be exempt from GST. Tax deduction should be increased from Rs 25,000 to at least Rs 50,000.

5 Personal Finance Resolutions For 2022

Jan 01, 2022 Meghna Maiti

What are your personal finance resolutions for next year? If you haven’t made them already, here’s a guide to make you and your family financially secure in the new year.

Global Insurance Firm Marsh Increases Stake In India Subsidiary From 49% To 92%

Marsh India is a joint venture between Marsh International Holdings Inc and India-based Rampart Trust. This investment will enable Marsh to meet the complex needs of companies across sectors.

11 December, 2021

Omicron Scare: What Kind Of Health Insurance Should You Buy For Your Parents?

Meghna Maiti

Senior citizens, typically, have medical conditions that require constant medical assistance, need to be extra cautious while there is a rising number of cases. With the Omicron fear growing, one should be careful about the type of health insurance that will be effective for senior people.

30 November, 2021

Delhi Air Pollution: Petitioner In HC Seeks 15 Lakh Damages, Matter Listed

Outlook Web Desk

Delhi High Court: A petitioner sought Rs 15 lakh as compensation for “specific and exemplary damages” caused to him due to the Air pollution in Delhi. The matter is listed on 6th December.

29 November, 2021

Do Health Insurance Policies Cover Dental Treatment In India?

Meghna Maiti

Most health insurance policies don’t provide coverage for any sort of dental treatment, though it’s mostly available in case of accidents and under OPD covers in India.

16 November, 2021

New-age Group Policies Offer Wider Health Cover

Abhishek Poddar

New-age group policies cover psychiatric treatments, chemotherapy, IVF, Ayurvedic treatments, Lasik and LGBTQ and live-in partner cover, among others.

12 November, 2021

Stay Healthy With Wellness Programmes Under Health Insurance Policies

Sanjay Datta

Various insurers offer wellness programmes with health insurance policies to ensure betterment of physical and mental health.

10 November, 2021

4 things to remember when buying health insurance online

Meghna Maiti

Spend time and effort understanding what’s covered and what’s not


06 November, 2021

Should You Go For OPD Insurance?

Meghna Maiti

A regular health insurance policy only covers hospitalisation, for all other expenses, you may need OPD insurance.

25 October, 2021

CCI Gives Nod To HDFC Bank's 4.99 Per Cent Stake Purchase In HDFC ERGO General Insurance

Outlook Business Team

Private lender HDFC Bank had stated in June that its board had given the approval to acquire more than 3.55 crore shares in the joint venture for Rs 1,906 crore from the parent company Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC).

21 October, 2021

IIFL Securities' Board Approves Formation Of Dedicated Subsidiary For Healthcare, Insurance

Outlook Business Team

The company's filing to the Bombay Stock informs that the company would be carrying out the spin-off via its existing wholly-owned subsidiary, Livlong Protection and Wellness Solution, previously known as IIFL Corporate Services.

20 October, 2021

Covers That Can Protect Your Assets Against Flood Damage

Meghna Maiti

Car and home insurance covers can help you cut the losses due to the damage caused by a natural calamity.

27 March, 2021

Ashok Gehlot’s Health Insurance Scheme To Roll Out On May 1, Registration Starts From April 1

Outlook Web Bureau

The scheme which was announced in the state budget for 2021-22 by Ashok Gehlot will provide every family with an insurance cover of Rs five lakh by paying Rs 850 annually.

24 December, 2020

PM To Launch Ayushman Bharat Health Insurance Scheme To Cover All J-K Residents


The Prime Minister's Office said on Thursday that the Ayushman Bharat scheme will ensure universal health coverage.


20 December, 2020

Pensioners Can Submit Life Certificates Till February End: Union Minister Jitendra Singh


The department is also expected to introduce face-recognition technology to submit digital life certificates through a simple Android phone without attaching any biometric device

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

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