Many health insurance policyholders will have a doubt about their covers that fall short when they met any medical expenses as they are excluded. For instance, long term diseases are excluded from coverage. This apart, policyholders and their dependents have to pay for their minimum commute as well as food, from of their pockets, while they undergone hospital treatment. Moreover, the premium they pay every year does not help them build a healthcare treatment that every time or when they need .From the month of May on wards, anyway, you can buy a product that will aim to do this and it is a part of an experiment. ICICI Prudential Life will explain a ‘Health savings’premium plan within the insurance regulator’s sandbox framework that helps to testing of innovative products. Some part of the premium of the policy will be used to pay a fixed sum if the policyholder is in hospital and the balance invested to create a health savings fund.
“The sandbox framework allows insurance companies to examine with products either in terms of their offering or the way they can customize them for a group of people – features that are otherwise not permitted in regular products.“
After approving this proposals in February, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has come up with a sequel that is 16 products and services from eight insurers have been sanctioned for permission. Earlier, non-life insurers such as Digit and Star Health launched Disease-focussed policies on the basis of the approval they had received for ‘need-based’ products. This second phase of approvals will be valid from May 1 to October 31, 2020. Once this period expires, the regulator could extend it by another six months. “We have received approval for our sandbox proposals.