Private Health Insurance – Find the Right Fit to your needs
Health insurance offered by different companies may vary slightly at certain levels but first it is important to make the choice as to what kind fits your requirements.
When we decide to buy a private health insurance the first few issues we have to confront are, “for whom do we need health insurance”, “how much health insurance will be enough” and “about how much can I afford to spend on it.” Instead of answering these questions first and then look for insurance you can even take the way round. Know what is available, see what they offer and then take decision. There are numerous options at hand to choose from.
The first choice to be made is between health insurance policy for family or separate health plan for everyone.
Family Floater Health Insurance
In a Family Floater, you decide for a sum assured for the family. That sum is available to all insured under the floater policy. It can be used by either or all the members insured up to the given sum insured. Premium depends upon the number of family members insured. A family floater can be taken for self and spouse, self, spouse and kids, self and kids and spouse and kids. Most companies don’t allow parents to be included.
Individual Health Insurance
Individual health insurance is, as the name suggests, taken for single individual. It can be bought for each family member separately. The sum insured in this case is available for the single person insured. Premium depends upon the age of the individual and sum insured. Each policy needs to be managed as a separate policy.
Besides these two basic types, there are specialised health insurance policies. These can be availed as riders to the main health policy or can be taken as individual policies. They are taken to cover a limited risk rather than general health.
Critical Illness Policy
A critical illness policy or rider covers specific illnesses like heart attack, paralysis, certain types of cancer, major organ transplants and similar other life changing illnesses. The cover is provided for the illnesses listed in the policy document only.