Preparation to Face the Unexpected
Amongst the several uncertainties we are likely to face medical emergencies are perhaps the most common place. What’s more is that without the right planning, the financial expenses involved can snow ball into an unmanageable nightmare. Lack of funds can rob you of the right treatment and your family of basic needs. The good news is that fairly simple planning can provide you with the right preparation and the right insurance can help you go a long way.
A close analysis of what all the right insurance can offer will prove that not only is insurance affordable but can be quite extensive in its coverage if chosen correctly.
Addressing all needs
For starters health insurance is not restricted to treatment expenses. Illness can bring with it a host of other issues. If the treatment period goes beyond a salaried professional’s leave period it shall result in the loss of pay. Further, this situation is faced by not just by the salaried class but by self –employed too. Absence from work in case of a startup may lead to huge piling of expenses.
Managing daily expenses ranging from EMIs to grocery bills to school fees can be a massive challenge. Addressing precisely this need, health insurance today takes care of not just medical expenses but of other expenses that come with a person (especially a bread winner) becomes ill.
Freedom to Choose
The market today offers the insured a lump sum that he/she can utilize completely as per his/her discretion. There is no limit/restriction on what percentage of funds need to be allocated for day to day expenses ranging from house EMIs to vehicle loans to children’s school fees and what proportion needs to be reserved for medical treatment expenses.The market today offers the insured a lump sum that he/she can utilize completely as per his/her discretion.
There is no limit/restriction on what percentage of funds need to be allocated for day to day expenses ranging from house EMIs to vehicle loans to children’s school fees and what proportion needs to be reserved for medical treatment expenses.
Funds to match magnitude of illness
Health insurance offerings today match up the magnitude of the emergency an insured person faces. The market today offers products where cover instantly double without any questions asked in case the insured is diagnosed with a critical illness (life threatening medical condition e.g. third degree burns, cancer etc.). So while insurance covers basic medical conditions (e.g. dengue, malaria), cover increases by a whopping 100% in case of a life threating condition.
Other benefitsOver above the obvious benefits; advantages pertaining to tax benefits and affordability are indeed the icing on the cake. With options starting at Rs 12 per day premium (applicable for individual aged 35 or less residing in Mumbai) there is more than enough choice to suit a large range of needs pertaining to budget, health condition and age.
So procrastinating should be hardest thing to do with so many benefits and choices. Last but not the least the benefits of insurance are greater when opted for at a younger age.
Secure your future better, all it takes is planning!
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