IRDAI major decision on treatment of Covid-19
In the midst of the covid-19 pandemic (IRDA), IRDA has given a big relief to the insurance holders. IRDAI has now ordered general insurance companies to say that the claims of Kovid-19 will be settled at the earliest.
According to the news of Moneycontrol, now the move of Irda has given a lot of relief to the customers. That is, now they will not have to bother whether the insurance companies will pay their reimbursements or medical claims.
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How many claims have been made so farAccording to the data released by IRDAI, till the first week of February, insurance companies have settled health insurance claims related to Kovid-19 worth Rs 6,650 crore. Tell us that till now about 13,100 crore hospitalization claims have been filed. At the same time, till February 6, the total number of claims was 8,70,000.
More money being spent in treatment
IRDAI has told the insurance companies that in case of high claim, the policy holder does not want any kind of trouble. Along with this, it is also the responsibility of insurance companies to settle the claim before time. Explain that amidst the epidemic spread across the country, policyholders need a lot of money to treat Kovid-19. With this, the pocket money of the people then increases even more. When the expenses of infection-control are also added to the bill.
Why is this important for customers?
Let us tell you that in many cases it has been seen that the people who have health cover, the hospitals collect more bills from them. Many such cases have also been reported during the time of pandemic. Along with this, hospitals started charging new charges like temperature check fees, PPE kit fees and cleaning fees.
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This special step has been taken to recover this kind of money and to get rid of the charge without any talk. Simultaneously, the GI Council had also decided to file an appeal in the Supreme Court regarding overcharging of hospitals, but this matter could not proceed.