Covid insurance policy: Insured, but still paying 40% of Covid treatment costs

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The problem is, experts say, more than 14 months after the start of the pandemic, insurers and hospitals are still not on the same page on standard treatment protocols and exclusions.

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This is because insurers do not align payments with the realities of Covid treatment. The fine print of most health policies excludes coverage for general consumable expenses, which are high in Covid cases through the use of PPE kits, masks, gloves, etc., as well as home treatment costs. and telemedicine.

Indian insurance problems do not end. ET had reported that buying insurance would become more difficult this exercise (A New Cover Story in Times of Covid, May 18). Now, according to official data, Covid patients pay almost 40% of the treatment costs out of pocket. This is because insurers do not align payments with the realities of Covid treatment. The fine print of most health insurance policies excludes coverage of overhead expenses, which are high in

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