United India Insurance is a public sector General insurance company established in 1938. They offer 3 policies in health insurance - Individual plan for people between 18 and 60, Senior citizen plan for 60+ and Family medicare in case you want to buy a family floater plan for your family.
United India Health insurance plans
Individual Platinum Plan
United Insurance Individual Platinum is an okay policy. And while it does cover some bases, it has a few restrictions. For one they don't offer the full cover for several diseases and they make you wait 4 years before covering complications arising out of pre-existing illnesses. So you might want to check out other alternatives.
Senior Citizen Plan
You could choose United Insurance Senior Citizen policy if you’re 60+, 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, they don't offer the full cover for several diseases and they make you wait 4 years before covering complications arising out of pre-existing illnesses.
Medicare Super Top-up
While it is a decent super top up option, you don't really get a disproportionately large cover since the plan only allows you to top up your base policy by about 15 lakhs tops. So if you are ever hospitalized for a complicated condition, then the cover might not suffice.
Individual Gold Plan
United Insurance Individual Gold is an okay policy. And while it does cover some bases, it has a few restrictions. For one they don't offer the full cover for several diseases and they make you wait 4 years before covering complications arising out of pre-existing illnesses. So you might want to check out other alternatives.
United Insurance Family Medicare is an okay policy. And while it does cover some bases, it has a few restrictions. For one they don't offer the full cover for several diseases and they make you wait 4 years before covering complications arising out of pre-existing illnesses. So you might want to check out other alternatives.
United India Health insurance claim process
United India claims can be of different types based on the hospital in which you are getting the treatment. If it’s part of United India's network hospitals, you can get a “Cashless claim” in which insurance company directly pays the bills to the hospital. But if your choice of hospital is not part of their network, then you have to pay the bills and apply for reimbursement claim. Here’s a brief process for both types of claims:
Inform the Hospital Desk
All network hospitals have an insurance desk. You can submit your policy copy (even soft copy works), ID proof, initial diagnosis report and the insurance desk will request the insurance company for “pre-authorization”. In case of planned treatments, you need to do this process 2 days before hospitalization
Based on the provided documents, insurance company approve the claim and the hospital will start the treatment and they will co-ordinate with insurer for the treatment costs. In case of Cashless claim rejection, you can still go ahead with the treatment. In this case, you will need to pay the bills initially and can file for a reimbursement claim later
If your cashless claim is approved, at the time of discharge, the insurance company will do the final settlement with the hospital and once that is sorted, you are good to go.
Inform the insurance company
For any planned treatments, you need to inform the insurance company 2 days before hospitalisation. In case of emergency, you can inform within 24 hours of admission. Insurance company will acknowledge the intimation.
You need to submit a insurance claim form along with original copies of hospital bills, doctor consultation reports, and diagonstic reports.
File the claim
Within 30 days post discharge, you can initiate the claim online or at any of the registered offices of the insurance company. You need to fill a claim form and attach all the reports and bills.
Based on the claim form and submitted documents, insurance company will settle the claims as per policy terms and conditions.
United India Health Insurance Renewal
Firstly, if you’ve purchased the policy online, you’ll always receive an intimation e-mail from the insurer around 30 days before the renewal date. The e-mail will have a renewal link that will directly take you to the page where you can make the payment and check policy details. And it’s done. You’ll receive the policy document via e-mail.
However, in case you choose to do it on your own, here’s what you need to do:
Visit the website
Visit the United India website and then go to the Renewal section here.
You’d be asked to provide your current policy number which you can find in the policy soft copy. You may as well be asked to enter your mobile number, email ID, Date of Birth or policy expiry date.
Review and edit the policy details
Next, you’ll be able to see details of your new policy and the renewal premium you need to pay. Also, you’ll be given the option to make some changes related to sum insured, existing covered members, etc.
Complete the payment and it’s done
Once you confirm the details, you’ll be directed to the payment gateway. Once the payment is complete, you’ll receive your new policy soft copy via e-mail.
Few things to consider when renewing your United India health insurance policy
- If you want to increase your Sum Insured, now is the time. You can’t do it anytime during the year.
- If you didn’t make a claim in the past year, make sure you have been given a no-claim bonus if your policy offers it.
- If you want to add members like your spouse or kids, you have the option to do so only at the time of renewal. So do give this a thought.
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I have the policy from United India for the 6th year now and following are the reasons why I still have the policy – the most effective response Cashless approvals in a hurry 15 to 30 days for refunds. Excellent quick service – I am pleased to have a United India health insurance coverage... I had a kidney stone problem, and my insurance policy really aided me both physically and financially by promptly reimbursing my hospital bills. Thank you to the entire United India staff.
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Excellent and instant service by fast policy issuance, Competitive Rates as compared to other competitors. Best and Felixible Plans as per coustomer needs on all grounds and sectors, Having Wide range of Branches across India and Inter City too.
They have good premiums rates.the claim settlement is great.there covers cashless treatments on maternity new born baby.
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