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LIC enters health insurance sector, launches Health Plus

LIC enters health insurance sector, launches Health Plus
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First Published: Sat, Feb 02 2008. 04 20 PM IST
Updated: Sat, Feb 02 2008. 04 20 PM IST
Nagpur: Insurance giant, LIC is entering health insurance business with the launch of “Health Plus” on 4 February across the country to provide health benefits to all people in the rural as well as urban areas, a top company official said Saturday.
“Health Plus policy is unique in its kind providing health benefits to entire family (husband, wife and children) in one policy and provides daily hospital cash benefit, ICU expenses, major surgical benefit and domiciliary treatment benefit,” LIC Senior Divisional Manager Partha Samal told newsmen.
He said since it is a unit linked product, it allows investment of surplus funds in capital market, giving health benefits and capital market gains.
Samal said a person paying Rs15,000 yearly premium for his family can claim tax benefits under section 80d and can avail major surgical benefits of Rs500,000 per member along with hospital cash benefit of maximum of Rs2,500 per day.
During the term of policy, this benefit shall be available for 365 days for each member. Domiciliary treatment benefit can be availed twice a year.
The policy also provides easy withdrawal of funds after three years. Nagpur division has set target of selling two lakh policies during the next two months, Samal added.
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First Published: Sat, Feb 02 2008. 04 20 PM IST