Active Care Classic could be a good policy if you’re 55+, with pre-existing complications or if nobody is willing to insure you. However, if you have other alternatives, this policy could be a letdown, considering the policy has some unsavoury conditions including restrictions on room rent. So do read more below.
What's good here?
Short waiting period for Pre Existing Diseases
If you’re already dealing with diabetes, cardiovascular problems or any such illnesses, the insurer will cover all costs arising out of these pre-existing problems after just 2 years. It’s probably the best deal you can get to be honest.
Pre & post hospitalization expenses covered
No worries if the doctor had to run a host of diagnostic tests before or after hospitalizing you. The insurer has your back. They will cover this amount in full for a pretty reasonable duration - 30 days before you are hospitalized and 60 days after discharge. This includes the cost of medication by the way.
Some Restoration Benefit
Even after you claim part of the cover on one occasion, you will have 100% of the cover restored, if you are hospitalized one more time in a bid to treat a different complication. In the same year, by the way.
Day Care treatments covered
If you’re hospitalized for less than 24 hours in lieu of a minor procedure, then the insurer will cover these costs too. Think dialysis, chemotherapy or minor surgeries.
Free Health Checkups every year
If you’re planning on getting a full body checkup every year just to make sure you’re in fine working condition, the insurer will cover the costs.
What's bad here?
You will have to pay a portion of the bill
The policy will only cover 80% of the final bill. The rest is on you. They call this a co-payment.
You can only pick a shared room
Tough luck if you are thinking about opting for a single private room. Because the policy only lets you stay in a shared room. If you still want to pick a better room, then be ready to pay a lot more when the final bill shows up. More details here
Your insurer won’t pay the full bill for certain diseases
Your insurer won’t bear the full costs if you are treated for Heart diseases, Cancer and a few other complications. In fact, you will have to bear 20% of the cost in the event you are hospitalized for these illnesses.
Special Bonus for being healthy and not claiming insurance
Your sum insured increases by 10% each year, so long as you make no claims during this period. But before you get too ahead of yourself, do note that they’ll stop offering you the bonus when your sum insured increases by 50%. But hey, it's still a bonus.
Some coverage if you are forced to hospitalize at home
The insurer will pay up to 10% of the sum insured if you are forced to hospitalize at home due to a medical condition or the hospital running out of beds. In insurance lingo, they call this a policy with domiciliary cover.
Some Cover for Alternative Medicine
Think of getting Ayurvedic, Homeopathic or other alternative treatments to cure an illness? Your insurer will pay up to 10% of the cover in case you’re availing these treatments.
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