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Medical emergencies often come unannounced. Dealing with such unexpected and challenging situations can be tough. But you can always plan ahead of time. This is where a trusted health insurance plan comes into the picture.

A comprehensive health insurance plan provides a financial safety net for you and your loved ones. It allows you to secure state-of-the-art healthcare facilities for your family while covering all your hospital bills. Additionally, buying health insurance or medical insurance helps you save taxes.

To summarize, a dedicated health insurance plan from a reliable provider gives you:

  • Assured medical protection for your family.
  • Tax benefits.
  • Enhanced financial support to deal with unexpected emergencies.
  • Annual health check-ups to keep yourself hale and hearty.

Moreover, India faces one of the highest medical inflation rates in the world so getting a customized health insurance policy that caters to your present and future needs is essential. But even with rising healthcare costs an insurance plan can make your treatments affordable. Whether it’s a severe injury or an acute disease, health insurance can cover you for that!

While multiple insurance providers in the market claim to provide you with comprehensive insurance plans, only a few stand by their word. We at Reliance General Insurance have a successful track record of helping people with the best-in-class assistance, just as they want!

What is Health Insurance and How Does it Work?


Health insurance is a dedicated insurance product that shields you from the financial impact of a medical emergency. It covers you for all the surgical treatments, consultation charges, and other medical expenses that come coupled with an emergency.

Also, it’s vital that you understand how an insurance plan works before picking one for yourself. So, here’s how health insurance works:

  • You start by comparing various insurance plans. Look at what’s covered and not before you commit. Make sure to opt for a trusted insurer that has a high settlement ratio with a wide network of hospitals.

  • Depending on your medical history, age, pre-existing illnesses, number of members, and the sum insured, your premium amount is quoted. This is finalized once you agree to the terms and conditions stated by the company.

  • After you are provided with the plan, often there is a waiting period of a few weeks during which you cannot make any claims that don’t fall under the emergency status.

  • Finally, you can avail the benefits of your health insurance in two ways, cashless or reimbursement.

    • Cashless facility: if you get your treatment or surgery done at a network hospital, the insurance provider will settle the amount directly with the hospital to the extent pre-authorizations is approved and in accordance with the policy’s terms and conditions. What you pay for is only the additional expenses, if any, which are not covered in your plan.

    • Reimbursement: if you decide to visit a non-network hospital, the insurer will reimburse you for all the hospital expenses you incur keeping in mind the policy’s terms and conditions. To help verify and settle your claims, you must provide all the relevant proofs and bills to your insurer.

Health insurance saves you from bearing the cost of unexpected hospitalization charges, increased medical bills, and ambulance expenses. Depending on the type of coverage, you can either get healthcare benefits only for yourself or for your loved ones as well.

Top 6 Reasons to Buy a Health Insurance Plan Today

You can’t deny the fact that health is wealth. So, getting an insurance plan that ensures you remain healthy is important. Here are six reasons why you need a health insurance plan today:

  • To fight common lifestyle diseases: As you grow older, the likelihood of common lifestyle diseases affecting you increases. Individuals who cross the age of 40 are prone to diseases like hypertension, obesity, stroke etc. In such cases, a health insurance plan plays a vital role to fight any of these lifestyle diseases you may have without burning a hole through your pocket.

  • Protection against increasing medical expenses: Each day the cost for healthcare keeps rising. And India faces one of the highest medical inflation rates in the world. This leads to an increase in medical expenses across every hospital and clinic. But with a health insurance plan that offers a wide coverage you can be rid of the financial burden of treatments while protecting yourself against medical inflation at the same time.

  • Cashless Transactions: Insurance providers maintain a liaison with network hospitals so that you can avail the benefit of cashless treatments. Here, the insurer and hospital collaborate to settle all your bills thus making it much easier for you. Getting your health insurance from a company that has a wide network of hospitals is recommended.

  • Safeguard Your Family: Did you know that you can protect your family with health insurance? With the help of a family floater plan you can include your loved ones under one plan with a single premium amount. The younger your family the lower your health insurance premium. So, it’s better to get a medical insurance that covers your family as soon as possible.

  • Portability Benefits: In case you’re unhappy with your current health insurance plan you can easily switch to another provider at the time of renewal. This is known as health insurance portability as laid down by the IRDAI. Insurance portability helps to keep your options open, and switch to a better plan when you find one.

  • Lifetime Renewability: With a health insurance plan, you can avail lifetime renewability benefit that allows policyholders to easily renew their health insurance policy without getting affected by any specific restriction. This helps senior citizens and elderly parents the most, since this benefit eases their financial pressure in case of any medical emergency.

All the benefits mentioned above are compelling reasons for anyone to purchase health insurance plans and secure their future.

The State of India’s Health Insurance Sector

The Indian health sector is rapidly growing thanks to advancing medical infrastructure and investments. The insurance industry, along with India’s health sector, is also riding a wave of growth and is expected to hit big numbers in the next decade. Yet, Indians are one of the highest out-of-pocket spenders on healthcare. Instead of depending on a health insurance cover, many Indian household dig up their savings to clear hospital bills.

There are many possible reasons for this with a lack of awareness of health insurance being a top one. Due to a lack of awareness many Indians end up eroding their hard-earned wealth to hospital treatments. Sadly, poorer families choose not to get treatment due to high costs which in turn has fatal consequences. Instead, the benefits of buying health insurance should be common knowledge so that individuals and family don’t have to bear the financial burdens of a medical emergency.

To ease your burden, we at Reliance General Insurance offer exhaustive health insurance plans that cover your hospital and other medical bills. You’ll never again have to face a medical emergency alone.

Health Insurance and its Role during the COVID-19 Outbreak

For several people, the COVID-19 pandemic was an eye-opener to the need of having a medical insurance policy. Desperate times, limited access to healthcare and exorbitant healthcare costs during the various waves of the pandemic made people realise the importance of having health insurance. Many people had to dig into their savings, including retirement funds, to pay for the treatment of their families and loved ones.

That’s why you have more and more people opting for extensive medical policies today that cover pre- and post-hospitalisation costs, consultation charges, check-up fees, and more.

Learn more about health insurance that covers Coronavirus treatments.

Does Reliance Health Insurance Cover COVID-19?

Following a mandate from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), every insurance company is required to cover COVID-19-related expenses in their existing health policies. As a result, Reliance Health Insurance also covers Covid-19 related treatments.

Additionally, the IRDAI also released guidelines for COVID-19-specific health insurance policies. As per these medical policies, insurance firms must cover costs of an insured person who has been hospitalised for over 24 hours after getting diagnosed with COVID-19. We have two such plans that are specifically built to help you deal with hospital expenses due to Covid-19. They are the Corona Kavach Policy and Corona Rakshak Policy.

Furthermore, many insurers have introduced schemes that cover quarantine-linked expenses along with pre- and post-hospitalisation fees. Some policies may also include ICU costs. To summarise, health insurance can provide the much-needed protection in case you fall prey to the virus.

Learn about health insurance claims for COVID-19.

Why Buy Reliance General’s Health Insurance Policy?

Buying health insurance from us means two things, you protect your well-being while enjoying top-notch services that ensures you get the best out of your health insurance.

Reliance General Insurance is a leading name in India’s insurance sector with its health insurance boasting a 98.6% claim settlement ratio, more than 9,100+ cashless hospitals, and provides coverage up to Rs.1 crore. Our comprehensive insurance plans range from individual health insurance plans to family floater mediclaim policies.

With health insurance from Reliance, you enjoy hassle-free claims settlements with low premiums. Check out all the benefits you get in the following section.

Learn more about the reasons to buy health insurance.

Features & Benefits offered by Reliance Health Insurance Policy

Key Features Reliance Health Insurance Benefits

Sum Insured

₹3 Lakhs - ₹1 Crore

Policy Period

1 Year, 2 Years, 3 Years

Policy Type

Individual, Family Floater

Cashless Hospitalization

9,100+ Cashless Hospitals

Cumulative Bonus

Up to 100%

Age Eligibility

Child: 91 days to 25 years#

Adult: 18 years to 65 years#

Claim Settlement Ratio

98.6%* Claims Settled

Pre-Post Hospitalization

Covered up to Specified Limit

Tax Benefits

Up to ₹ 1 Lakh under Section 80D


Zero, Online Policy Purchase

Initial Waiting Period

15-30 Days

​Voluntary Co-payment

Option Available

Coronavirus Cover

Available in all health policies


More Cover, More Time, More Global***

*For FY 21-22​​

#For Health Gain & Health Infinity Insurance​

***For Health Infinity Insurance​​

What are the Benefits of Buying a Health Insurance Policy?

Purchasing a dedicated health insurance policy shields you from many pitfalls and has financial benefits too. This includes assured medical assistance and considerable tax benefits. Let’s look at three benefits of buying a health insurance policy:

  • Mitigating Medical Inflation: In a world where prices keep rising a , medical expenses are also rising each day. With the current rate of increase, a severe injury can cost you lakhs of rupees in hospital bills. This is precisely why you need a health insurance plan. It Helps you deal with the financial liability arising due to a medical emergency and also ensures timely treatments.

  • Substantial Tax Savings: According to the Income Tax Act, 1961, all your premiums towards a recognized health insurance policy stand eligible for tax deductions. You can claim additional deductions depending upon your age and that of your family members.

  • Cashless Claims: All health insurance providers have established tie-ups with numerous network hospitals that allow you to leverage your benefit of cashless claims. This smoothens the process of getting medical assistance without having to pay large sums of money for treatments.

Types of Reliance Health Insurance Plans

There are many types of health insurance plans, and the main ones are discussed here:

  • Individual Plans: The insured person/s are covered on an individual sum insured basis.

  • Family Plans: As part of family health insurance plans, one family will share a single sum insured.

  • Senior Citizen Plans: Senior citizens can also avail Reliance’s Health Gain or Health Infinity plans to meet their medical insurance needs.

  • Personal Accident Insurance Plans: If you ever face the consequences of a horrific accident, a personal accident insurance can help you deal with the financial implications of death or disablement.

  • Critical Illness Insurance Plans:critical illness insurance provides financial succour if you’re ever struck by a life-threatening disease. This can be in the form of fixed compensation benefit or actual medical expenses towards any named critical illness depending under the policy.

Compare our 9 Health Insurance policies and find one that suits you

Reliance Health Gain Insurance Plan

Reliance Health Gain Insurance

Health Gain insurance policy covers pre- and post-hospitalization expenses, day-care procedures, organ donor expenses, consultations, tests, and other such expenses that can put you in a financial crisis.

Plus Plan- ₹ 3 lakh and ₹ 5 lakhs

Power Plan- ₹ 10, ₹ 15, ₹ 20 lakhs

Prime Plan- ₹ 25, ₹ 30, ₹ 50, ₹ 100 lakhs

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Reliance Health Infinity Insurance

Reliance Health Infinity Insurance

Health Infinity offers a wide coverage ranging from ₹3 Lakh to ₹1 Crore. Here you get the benefits of a Health Gain plan plus the option to increase your coverage amount and tenure. The Health Infinity plan also covers you for emergency treatments abroad, robotic surgeries, etc.

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​​​ Reliance Health Super Top-Up - Health Coverage

​Reliance Health Super Top-Up

When your current health coverage falls short, Reliance Super Top-up provides an extra layer of protection. Even if you don't have health insurance, you can still buy this plan to maintain comprehensive coverage. Super Top-Up is a great way to financially safeguard yourself if you get hit by a major surgery or illness. The plan comes with a sum insured that ranges from ₹​5 lakhs to ₹ 1.30 crore along with multiple benefits.

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Arogya Sanjeevani Policy – Reliance General

Arogya Sanjeevani Policy – Reliance General

Arogya Sanjeevani is a new health insurance policy implemented by the IRDAI and is offered by all the insurance companies in India. The standard plan provides for a basic coverage between ₹1 to 10 lakhs. The policy covers inpatient hospitalisation, day-care procedures, and Ayush treatment with a cumulative bonus of up to 50%.

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reliance Corona Kavach Policy - Health Insurance Plan

Corona Kavach Policy, Reliance General

Corona Kavach Policy is an affordable health insurance policy that protects you and your family against hospitalization expenses due to COVID-19. The policy comes with a coverage of ₹50k to ₹ 5Lakh and starts from the day you get diagnosed with COVID-19. With the Corona Kavach Policy your expenses for PPE kits, home care treatment, Ayush treatment and pre-post hospitalisation are covered.

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Reliance Corona Rakshak Policy - Health Insurance Plan

Corona Rakshak Policy, Reliance General

Corona Rakshak Policy is another Covid related product from Reliance General that is meant for individuals. This policy offers a lumpsum benefit* of ₹50k to ₹2.5 lakh if you get diagnosed with COVID-19. Similar to the Corona Kavach Policy, coverage starts from the day you get diagnosed with COVID-19.

*Requiring hospitalization for a minimum continuous period of 72 hours. The positive diagnosis of COVID shall be from a government authorized diagnostic centres.

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Reliance Personal Accident Insurance Plan

Personal Accident Insurance

This policy safeguards your family's financial security in an hour of need. Death, permanent total disability, temporary total disability, broken bones, and ambulance costs are covered under this policy. You can also extend a personal accident insurance plan to include your entire family under a single policy.

Additional benefits: carriage of dead body, education grant & Cumulative Bonus.

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Reliance HealthWise Policy

Reliance HealthWise Policy

An affordable and comprehensive health insurance policy which lets you take care of the most important aspect of your life - your health! This policy offers complete hospitalization cover inclusive of doctor's fees, nursing expenses, OT charges, medicines and drugs, anaesthesia and oxygen administration expenses, surgical appliances, pacemaker and radiotherapy. The best part about this policy is that it even covers critical illnesses, making it one of the best policies available in the market.

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​​​ Reliance Critical Illness Policy

​Reliance Critical Illness Policy

This policy acts as a financial cushion that helps you tide over medical exigencies that occur while treating a critical illness. The lump sum amount paid enables you to take care of hefty medical bills as well as the daily expenses. This critical illness policy covers 10 life-threatening​ and lifestyle-disabling diseases.

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4 Features to Keep in Mind Before Buying a Health Insurance Policy

Here’s a list of key features that are most sought-after in a medical health insurance plan. Keep these points in mind when comparing policies and you’ll end up with a perfect plan.

  • No Sub-Limits on Room Rent: Every insurance plan covers room rents charged by hospitals. However, it may not cover the entire amount. In some cases, the insurers will cover room rents that are equal to 1% of your sum insured. In case you select a room that exceeds that 1%, you have to bear the extra cost.

    An ideal health insurance plan, however, comes with no limit on room rent, meaning you get to select a room you please. Such health insurance plans will give you some peace in the unfortunate event of a hospitalisation.

  • Shorter Waiting Time for Pre-Existing Diseases: If you’re someone who suffers from some pre-existing disease (PED) like diabetes, blood pressure, etc. then the insurance provider will inform you that need to wait for a certain period before you can raise a claim to cover the PED. This is common in any insurance plan out there. But some plans come with shorter waiting periods. Look for those plans to make your financial life a little easier.

  • No Co-Payment: The last thing you want in the event of a hospitalisation is using your savings to pay medical bills even after having health insurance. But there are some insurance plans that expect you to pay a certain percentage of the claim amount out of your pocket. This is known as co-payment. It’s the sharing of the costs between you and the insurance firm. What you want is health insurance that has no co-payment at all. With no co-payment you can protect your savings while your health insurance covers all your hospital costs.

  • More Network Hospitals: When an insurance company says that they have so and so number of network hospitals they’re referring to those hospitals where they have tie-ups with. If you get treated at a network hospital you get the benefit of availing cashless transactions. Here the network hospital and insurer settle all your medical bills. Now imagine an insurance plan that has a greater number of network hospitals. That makes it more convenient when you need to rush to a hospital. Select an insurance plan that has more number of network hospitals.

How to choose a health insurance plan?​

Here are some important factors to be considered when choosing a health insurance plan:​

  • Adequate coverage: ensure your health plan covers all your and your family's healthcare needs sufficiently.

  • Fits in your budget: choose a suitable healthcare plan that matches your and your family's medical needs without exceeding your budget.

  • Individual or family plans: opt for an individual or a family health plan as per your status. With a family health plan, you can derive maximum benefits at affordable rates.

  • Lifetime renewability: healthcare insurance plans that come with lifetime renewability are the best option.

  • Higher claim settlement ratio: insurers with a high claim settlement ratio are most likely to provide prompt and efficient services.​

Guide to Help You Choose the Perfect Health Plan

At Reliance General Insurance, we offer our customers a plethora of plans to choose from that covers a variety of scenarios Check out the below three scenarios to understand your health insurance needs:

First scenario: For those who want to insure themselves and their family including spouse, children, and parents

If you’re looking to insure yourself along with your family members under a single plan, then opt for family health insurance. The benefits of family health insurance plans include cashless hospitalisation, base sum insured, cover for hospital fees, and much more.

Second scenario: For those who travel a lot and want financial protection during their trips abroad

If you’re a globetrotter, you might want to consider purchasing the Health Infinity Plan. Designed for people between 18 and 65 years of age, this plan helps you manage your finances and receive medical treatment on your trips even out of India.

Third Scenario: For those who require coverage for specific health issues

The critical illness insurance plan covers a host of critical illnesses. Among these are multiple sclerosis, burns, and cancer. When you purchase this plan, you get a pre-decided lump sum amount upon making a claim.​


Why Buy Health Insurance While Young?


  • You ca​n get the benefit of lower premiums since insurance providers determine the premium amount as per your age and medical history.

  • You can reduce your tax liability as per the provisions of Section 80D of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

  • You can get cover for any medical conditions that you may suffer from at a later stage in life.

  • You can better manage your finances and investments after knowing that your medical expenses are adequately covered.​


Why buy health insurance online?​


  • Conveni​ence: You can buy health insurance at any time, from anywhere. With just a few clicks on your mobile device, pay the policy premium through a trusted platform and you are good to go.

  • Protected payments: Choose from a variety of online and digital payment modes to purchase and renew your insurance policies.

  • Quick access: Whether you want to customise plans, calculate the premium, add or remove members, or check coverage, you can do it all online.

Benefits of Buying Health Insurance Online

Some of the benefits of buying a medical insurance policy online are:​

  • Compare plans easily: You can compare the health insurance plans offered by different insurance companies and choose the one that suits you the best.

  • Enjoy convenience: You can purchase a policy online conveniently; you do not have to visit the insurance company office or negotiate with insurance agents.

  • Avail online discounts: You can enjoy discounts on premiums when you purchase policies online.

  • Pay low premiums: You can get the benefits of lower premiums when you buy health insurance plans online since insurers save on operational costs.

  • Do less paperwork: You can reduce your paperwork by buying medical insurance policies online.​

How to save tax with a health insurance policy?

Getting a health insurance policy from a reputed provider offers numerous tax benefits. As per the Income Tax Act, 1961, Section 80D, the premiums paid towards your insurance plan stand eligible for tax deductions. These deductions are offered as follows:

  • Rs. 25,000 deductions for an individual along with his family.

  • Rs. 50,000 deduction is available if the individual or his spouse is 60 years or older.

  • Deduction for parents’ insurance depends on their age. The amount is Rs. 25,000 if they are less than 60 years old; else, it is Rs. 50,000.

  • Citizens of 80 years or more can also be allowed a medical expenditure of up to Rs. 50,000, despite being uninsured.

  • You can avail of a deduction of Rs. 5,000 for preventive health check-ups for yourself or your family members. This includes your spouse, dependent children, and parents.

Opt for a comprehensive health insurance policy today and save yourself from missing out on these helpful tax benefits!

Optional Add-ons in Health Insurance

In the simplest words, an insurance add-on refers to an additional benefit that you pay for, over and above the basic premium, as this benefit is not covered by default in your insurance policy.

Health insurance add-ons usually go a long way in bolstering your all-round health insurance coverage. This is mainly done by including extra protection as an essential part of your plan. By paying a little more, you can get these add-ons for that extra layer of protection.

Check out the following Health Insurance Add-Ons that strengthens your policy:

  • Maternity and new-born baby insurance add-on cover.

  • Hospital daily expenses add-on.

  • Emergency ambulance services.

  • Out-Patient Department (OPD) cover add-on.

  • Global emergency hospitalization add-on.

  • Critical illness add-ons.

  • Additional coverage over your original sum insured.

How to Calculate Health Insurance Premiums?

Now that you have understood the dire need for comprehensive health insurance, it is also integral to know if your premium amount is right or not. With just a few of your details, you can calculate your insurance premiums with ease!

  • Know Who All Are Covered in the Policy: By choosing an individual plan or a family plan your premium amount is calculated. This is one of the key deciding factors while calculating your premium.

  • Submit Your Documents: Provide the insurer with all the necessary documents along with your basic information like name and phone number.

  • Pick Your Health Insurance Plan: Selecting your policy is the most crucial phase of premium estimation. Your amount is directly influenced by the tenure of your health insurance plan, the total sum insured, and the add-ons you opt for.

What are the Factors that Affect Health Insurance Premiums?

Your health insurance premium is often influenced by a variety of factors. These can either bring down your overall payable amount or increase it in the longer run. Let’s dive into the most critical factors that tend to impact your insurance premiums:

  • Pre-Existing Health Conditions: Your current health conditions and ailments if any will require more coverage than the standard one. This is likely to make your premiums cost more and is exclusive to your insurance plan.

  • Medical History: If you have a family history of health problems like blood pressure or asthma, you might want to get a more comprehensive insurance plan to mitigate the risk of future liabilities. Offering increased coverage, these policies lead you to pay higher premium rates as compared to a regular plan.

  • Age: Young people often require lesser medical assistance than older ones with critical health issues. Therefore, the younger you are the lesser rates of premiums you have to pay. Conversely, as you grow older, your premium amount will increase. Thus, it is always a good idea to opt for a dedicated health insurance policy while you are young.

  • Body Mass Index: Having a higher BMI puts you at a greater risk of severe heart disease. This requires enhanced insurance coverage for you to better deal with the possible medical treatments. So, individuals with higher BMI are likely to pay higher premium amounts.

Common Health Insurance Terms Simplified for You

To get a complete hold of your insurance policy and know exactly what each section means, refer to the following health insurance terms:

  • Premium: The amount you pay to the h​ealth insurance company for availing their insurance plan is called a premium. You can opt for different paying models as per your needs; monthly, quarterly or yearly. With regular premiums, you can continue to enjoy the tax benefits and seek financial support in your time of need.

  • Deductible: Deductible means a cost sharing requirement under a health insurance policy. It refers to an agreed amount that you will pay toward your medical bill before the insurance company steps in. . So before you can make a claim, you’ll need to clear the deductible and then the insurer will do their part.

  • Co-payment: Co-payment, commonly referred to as co-pay, is the cost you will bear every time you opt for medical treatment. It is a specified percentage of the admissible claims amount. In other words, it is a percentage of the amount payable by the insurer towards your medical expenses.The amount often varies based on your health insurance policy.

  • Grace Period: It refers to the period of time immediately following the premium due date. During the grace period you can make payments to renew or continue an ongoing policy without loss of continuity benefits such as waiting periods and coverage of pre-existing diseases. Coverage is not available for the period for which no premium is received.

  • Sum Insured: The sum insured is the maximum amount payable by the insurance company to the policyholder in case of an emergency. This can be claimed with the required documents, helping you deal with your financial liabilities during the eventuality.

  • Pre-Existing Disease: If there was any condition, injury, ailment or disease that was diagnosed within 48 months prior to the first policy availed by the insurer, it is often called a pre-existing disease.

These are some of the most common health insurance terms that you should know before making the best decision for your health security. Our experts at Reliance General Insurance help you at each step of your insurance process and guide you in the right direction. Talk to us and know more now!

*T&C apply.​ For more details on risk factors, terms conditions, brochure, and exclusions, please read the policy wording carefully before concluding a sale. The details mentioned above are for multiple products such as Health Gain Health Insurance Policy UIN -RELHLIP21514V022021,Health Infinity Insurance UIN -RELHLIP21521V032021 ,Arogya Sanjeevani - Insurance UIN -RELHLIP21001V012021,HealthWise Health Insurance UIN -RELHLIP21522V032021, Personal Accident Policy UIN -RELPAIP01002V010001, Reliance Critical Illness Insurance Policy UIN -RELHLGP08003V010708, Corona Rakshak Policy, Reliance General Product UIN - RELHLIP21093V012021, Corona Kavach Policy, Reliance General Product UIN -RELHLIP21092V012021

Frequently Asked Questions on Health Insurance


1. Can a person have more than one health insurance policy?

Yes, one can have more than one health insurance policy. However, you cannot claim similar expenses from them. Through this, the policyholders get the benefit of enjoying two plans that’ll be useful in a wide variety of circumstances.

2. My employer provides me with health insurance. Do I still need one?

In today’s time, most employers provide their teams with health insurance. While they offer some level of financial coverage, these plans are often not enough for your complete security. You may opt for an additional cover to get more benefits, including room-renting and co-pay. 

3 What do you mean by the waiting period?

The waiting period refers to a specific amount of time that the insured must wait before their entire coverage slides into effect. For all the claims filed during the waiting period, the insured will not receive any benefits for the same.

4 What do you mean by a pre-existing disease?

If there was any condition, injury, ailment or disease that was diagnosed within 48 months prior to the first policy availed by the insurer, it is often called a pre-existing disease.  Some of the most common pre-existing diseases include diabetes, sleep apnea, and various other chronic diseases.

5 Is my health insurance policy valid across the world?

No, not all. Basically, most insurance providers have restrictions on certain geographical boundaries. So, if you plan to travel abroad, you have to purchase separate health insurance in your destination country.

6 What are the modes available for the payment of premiums?

Various insurance companies provide multiple payment modes for purchasing premiums. The most common one includes annually, quarterly, and monthly, and in some cases, insurance providers also give an option semi-annually. It’s usually the payment method only that determines the frequency with which the payments are majorly processed. 

7 What is cashless mediclaim?

Cashless Mediclaim refers to a unique policy wherein the medical expenses along with the hospitalization charges are cleared between the insurance company and the hospital. This allows a policyholder to focus on treatment and recovery and not on hospital bills. With this benefit, you can easily bypass the reimbursement formalities hassle-free. 

8 Why do you need health insurance?

Health insurance is extremely beneficial since it provides you with coverage against medical expenses and eases your financial burden during treatments. With a health insurance plan, you also get free preventive care, regular check-ups, etc.

9 Do health insurance plans cover Ayurveda and other alternative treatments?

With the current advancements, Ayurveda treatments are now covered by most health insurance plans. However, other traditional medications like naturopathy are not a part of most mediclaim policies.


1. How much should I pay for health insurance?

The premium amount that you should pay depends on your sum insured add-ons, your age, any pre-existing diseases, etc. Make sure that you opt for a plan that covers at least half of your annual income. As an indicative reference provided by experts, you should go for a cover of over ₹5 lakhs. 

2. What is the waiting period for health insurance?

The waiting period for your health insurance is typically the time span where you cannot make claims under your plan. There is a wait for you to get all the covers as per the policy. The time period often depends on your health condition and mediclaim insurance.

3. Which diseases are covered under health insurance?

To offer complete protection against financial liabilities arising from medical treatments, mediclaim health insurance provides extensive coverage. The various diseases that are covered under the mediclaim policy include cataracts, heart diseases, diabetes (excluding disease as per permanent exclusion list which are Pre-Existing at the time of first proposal of this Product with the Company).

4. What factors determine my health insurance premium amount?

Majorly there are five factors that can make an impact on a health insurance premium purchase amount. These include location, plan category, age, and number of members covered and medical condition if any.

5. What if I forgot to pay my health insurance premiums?

If you, by any chance, have failed to pay the policy renewal premium, you become uninsured again. This indicates that the coverage served to you by your health insurance plan has been taken back. To avoid this, it’s essential you pay the renewal premium before the due date. 

6. How to check the status of my Health Insurance claim status?

This is quite a simple process. Go to the official website of your insurance company and click on the ‘Lodge a Claim’ icon on their homepage. Then hop on to the option of Track Claim Status. Once this is done, then put in the required details, including customer ID, policy number, name, etc., and then click on ‘Submit.’ Through this, the status of your claim settlement request will be clearly shown on the web.

7. Do I need to do a medical test before I buy health insurance?

You don’t need to do a medical test before buying health insurance, unless you’re above the age of 45. For those above the age of 45, certain medical tests are conducted before a policy is issued.


1. When can I have my children under my health insurance plan?

You can include your children under a family insurance policy from the time they’re 3 months old. You can keep them in the same health insurance plan till they turn 25 years.

2. What is the ideal coverage amount I should include in my health insurance plan?

It’s recommended that you have a sum insured that is at least double of your annual income. However, each person has their own needs that means you may need a higher coverage amount.


How do I increase my sum insured over my existing health insurance plan?

You can increase your sum insured either by buying an additional health insurance policy or by getting a top-up plan. Either way, you can increase your base coverage.

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Health Insurance Reviews and Ratings

Average Rating:

4.9(Based on 158 ratings)

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  • “Digital platform is the Best”

    Self I application is easy to used for all the customer. We can take most of the services through one single app. This digital platform is the Best. I am always satisfied when I use Self-I app.

    PANDURANG SAWANT7 July 2022, Maharashtra
  • “Overall Happy with services of Reliance General Insurance”

    I use Reliance Self-I application. Self-i is easy to use and comfortable for me to take the policy related services, hassle free. I am overall Happy with services of Reliance General Insurance.

    MITULKUMAR PRAJAPATI2 July 2022, Gujarat
  • “80D”

    Self I application is easy to use. We can take all the services through one application for e.g , Claim Intimation, Claim Status, Policy Soft Copy etc. It's really simple and user friendly app.

  • “80D”

    I have a Health policy with Reliance General Insurance. I called your contact center related to my queries. The advisor was very helpfull and helped me to resolved all my issues on a single call related to claim information as well as policy hard copy. It was a very good experience for me with the services given.

  • “80D”

    I am very happy with your services. I had requested for correction in my policy for the email id and the same has been completed within time. The advisor was very supportive and took a request for my correction immediately. The service which I received from contact center is simply excellent.

    ROHIT PARMAR Rohit Parmar19 April 2022, Rajasthan
  • “80DCard”

    I had done the endorsement in my policy via contact center. Advisor was very helpful and understood my problem. They did the endorsement within time. Overall interaction was amazing. I am really happy with the way advisor helped me.

    Arunsingh19 March 2022, Haryana
  • “HealthClaim Intimation”

    Self-i application of Reliance General Insurance is very easy to access. I had intimated my health claim from the app. I shared all my documents via e-mail and received response within 24 hours for the same. Reliance always provided me best services.

    Himalaya tiwari18 March 2022, Uttar Pradesh
  • “HealthClaim Intimation”

    I am an employee of RELIANCE NIPPON LIFE INSURANCE CO LTD. I used self-i application for claim intimation because it's very easy to use. Also, uploaded all the documents in one go. I am really satisfied with Self-i's quick services.

    Avinash kumar17 March 2022, Bihar
  • “HealthClaim Intimation”

    I used self I application for claim intimation. It is very easy to use and friendly. I intimated my claim over the app and I also uploaded all the documents in one go. I haven't faced any problem, application was easy to use.

    Roopraj13 March 2022, Maharashtra
  • “80DCard”

    Reliance general insurance website is very easy to access. It was easy to intimate my Health claim over the website. Reliance general insurance has approved my claim and I am very happy for their helpful services. Also, I bought another policy for one of my family member. The services are excellent.

    Rakesh12 March 2022, Haryana
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