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Tips for Choosing the Right Health Insurance Plan

Tips for Choosing the Right Health Insurance PlanOne of the best ways of safeguarding your personal well-being is by having a health insurance plan. Due to the large number of companies that offer this type of insurance policy, choosing the right one can be a daunting task. Here are five tips to help you find the best plan on the market today.

Check the Networks of Different Plans

If you have a select group of doctors whom you prefer, ask them which insurance networks they are part of. You can also use one of the many accredited online directories to know the networks that each plan on your list has. On the other hand, if you just relocated to a new city and you do not have a preferred doctor yet, choose a plan that has a large network of health practitioners.

Know the Maximum Premium Budget

Consider your average monthly expenses to know the amount of money that you can spend on the policy without compromising your financial capability. Low premiums often result in high out-of-pocket costs. Hence, what appears to be the cheapest plan

Think of Life Insurance This International Day of Families

Think of Life Insurance This International Day of FamiliesThe family is one of our most important social structures, a fact recognised by the United Nations General Assembly who proclaimed May 15th International Day of Families in 1993. One of the key roles of the family is to nurture and support its children until they are old enough to look after themselves. Sadly many parents do not realise that they cannot ensure that their children are always provided for, no matter what happens, without the protection of a life insurance company

Most of us look back on our childhood with a fond smile. Memories of Christmas day spent with friends and families, wrapping up warmly to go to school on winter mornings, weekend treats and favourites meals. For children the family is our shelter, our support and our protection. It is the safety net we need as we develop and grow and learn the skills we need to grow into mature adults.

As a parent most of your time is dedicated to ensuring that your children have the safety net they need. The good schools and teachers, the healthy

Importance Of Health Insurance Portability

Importance Of Health Insurance PortabilityChoice is always good. In a globalized world, the consumer has a plethora of choices in everything, from airlines to automobiles. This is why nowadays even airlines make an announcement after the passengers land: “We know you have a choice. Thanks for flying with us!”

It’s rather simple. You have a choice – if you don’t like the product or service, switch! The same goes for health insurance policies as well. In India, people have woken up to the promise of health insurance, which has led to a proliferation of health insurance providers across the board. Because of this wide variety available, the policyholder doesn’t need to stick to an insurance provider if they feel dissatisfied with the services.

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) has a novel scheme for disgruntled policyholders to switch providers: health insurance portability. Now, what do we mean by this? Let’s elaborate.

What is health insurance portability?

Health insurance portability is the manner through which a health insurance policyholder can transfer his/her existing policies from the current provider to a new one. Portability offers

Why Students Need Life Insurance Too

Why Students Need Life Insurance TooAs the cost of higher education rises, families turn to loans to send their children to college.

Shock statistics from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau state that as of the end of last year, outstanding student loan debt was more than $1 trillion. Are you the parent of a college-going child?

Have you co-signed a loan to cover the cost of your child’s education and if so have you taken out life insurance in your child’s name to settle that loan in the event of his/her death?

Think about it this way. Like any other parent you want the best for your child and that includes a tertiary education.

You are happy to co-sign a student loan because you know that your child will work to pay back the loan once they have completed their studies. But then one day every parent’s nightmare becomes reality and your child passes away before he or she can pay back the loan, perhaps even before he or she can finish studying. What now? Because you co-signed the loan you are responsible for paying back