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US acts to block two mega-mergers in health insurance worth $91 billion

US acts to block two mega-mergers in health insurance worth $91 billion

The US government moved Thursday to prevent two mega-mergers in the health insurance industry, saying they would sharply reduce competition and harm millions of American consumers.

Soon, pay health insurance premium in instalments

Soon, pay health insurance premium in instalments

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Your health insurance provider is soon likely to offer you an option to part pay your insurance premium.

Most Indians don't buy health insurance on high premium: Study

People across all age groups in India do not buy health insurance due to high premium cost, a survey released on the occasion of World Health Day revealed on Thursday.

Wipro completes HealthPlan buyout earlier-than-expected

Wipro completes HealthPlan buyout earlier-than-expected

Country's third largest IT services firm Wipro Tuesday said it has completed its USD 460 million-acquisition of HealthPlan Services earlier than expected.

Union Budget 2016: What's in store for healthcare?

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday announced that the government will provide health insurance of up to Rs1 lakh per family.

Mamata Banerjee announces health insurance for journalists

Mamata Banerjee announces health insurance for journalists

The West Bengal cabinet on Wednesday passed a proposal to launch a health insurance scheme for state government-accredited journalists, including those who have retired.

Insurance industry seeks hike in tax exemption limit

Government should raise tax exemption limit for health insurance and introduce fiscal measures to help increase its penetration, say industry officials.

Labour Ministry asks EPFO, ESIC not to inspect startups for 3 years

Labour Ministry asks EPFO, ESIC not to inspect startups for 3 years

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to nurture startups, the ministry said in a set of directions last week that the new age ventures should be allowed to self-certify their compliance with 9 labour laws.

Pay less health insurance renewal premium if your are fit

IRDA proposes to charge less Renewal premium if you are fit.

Irdai to launch portal for health insurance plans information

The portal will be having all the information like treatment facility, cost of treatment and cost of claims among others.

United India eyes Rs 11,800 cr premium in 2015-16

Riding on the growth of motor and health insurance segments, public sector United India Insurance has set a target of clocking a total premium of Rs 11,800 crore during the current financial year.?

Punjab makes cashless health insurance mandatory for staff

 The Punjab government has made cashless health insurance scheme mandatory for all government employees and pensioners, a state government spokesman said here on Sunday.

New health cover for bank employees to be ready by month-end

All state-run general insurers are likely to issue a master mediclaim policy for bank employees through Indian Banks Association (IBA) by this month end.

US health insurance giant Aetna to buy Humana for $37 bn

Aetna, the second-largest US health insurance player in market capitalisation terms, said it will pay USD 230 dollars per Humana share in a cash and stock deal to create a new entity with around 33 million customers.

Give better deal to health policyholders, says IRDA

To protect the interests of health insurance policyholders, India's insurance regulator has ordered insurers and claims processing agencies to mandate hospitals to reflect the negotiated discounts on the bills.

'Pass on discount on health insurance claim to policyholders'

IRDAI said the discount should be in absolute monetary terms and every insurer shall make these procedures as part of their detailed guidelines on claim settlement.

13 private hospitals in Chhattisgarh under scanner for 'irregularities'

The Chhattisgarh government has taken action against 13 private hospitals across the state for alleged failure to provide proper facilities to patients under the health insurance schemes.

Goa to have universal health insurance scheme soon: CM

After several hits and misses, the Goa government will launch its universal health insurance scheme, the first of its kind in the country in a few months, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Wednesday.

Insurance regulator's proposal pose brand equity challenge for banks

The Indian insurance regulator`s proposal to make banks sell policies of at least two insurers of each category - life, general and health - has thrown up an unexpected brand equity challenge for the banks, insurance experts say.

Federal Bank offers health insurance of Rs 1 lakh for new acs

South-based lender Federal Bank Monday said it will be offering a health insurance of Rs 1 lakh for all new savings accounts under a tie-up with Max Bupa.