What Your Health Insurance Does Not Cover And How To Finance For It
Health insurance is essential to avoid unnecessarily burden due to medical emergency. There are many types of policies and one should select it according to there needs and demands but before selecting any policy one should be aware of the diseases that medical insurance doesn’t sponsor.
1. Cosmetic Surgery
A surgery of this kind is not life threatening or dangerous, thus Liposuction, Botox or surgeries of a similar kind are not covered under a health insurance policy.
2. Pre-existing Diseases
Now this varies from one insurance provider to the other. Some insurance providers do not provide cover for high blood pressure and diabetes, while some do. Bharti AXA for example under its Smart Super Health Insurance Plan and Smart Health Insurance Plan, provide cover for pre-existing illness but after 48 months. Likewise, certain other insurance companies offer cover for pre-existing diseases if the insured continues with the policy for considerable period of time such as 12 - 48 months. In case of some insurers, payment of additional premium will cover the insured for pre-existing diseases.
3. Pregnancy and Abortion
Medical treatment expenses for pregnancy and abortion is not covered under health insurance. Even if it is a caesarean section or complication due to pregnancy, insurers do not consider pregnancy as a condition to be included in a health insurance plan. Most of the insurance providers do offer financial protection for abortion unless it is crucial in saving the mother’s life. In such an unfortunate instance, the case should be presented post certification by a medical practitioner to the insurance company. Note that voluntary abortion is not covered under health insurance.
4. Diagnostics Expenses
Charges incurred to identify the virus or pathological surveillance (blood test, CT Scan) of your body performed at a hospital or a nursing home is not accounted for in a health insurance.
5. Miscellaneous Charges
Registration charges, admission fees and service charges are not considered for claim by a medical insurance plan.
6. Health Supplements
Health tonics and protein shakes, which is not consumed by an individual to counter disease is not included under health insurance. However, if these supplements are recommended by a medial practitioner as part of treatment while the individual is hospitalized, only then it rightfully falls under an insurance plan. Health insurance is one the best step if care about youself and your family. So it mendatory that you check all the terms and condation of the Health insurance policy before investing on it.