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The cost incurred to treat cancer can range anywhere from Rs. 20 lakhs to Rs. 50 lakhs. To help ease this burden, Apollo Munich Health Insurance has introduced iCan Cancer Insurance. The policy takes care of the financial burden that a policyholder will have to shoulder in the event he or she is diagnosed with cancer. iCan Cancer Insurance offers high sum insured options and can be availed at affordable premiums.
(Note - All the information in this article has been sourced from the official website of Apollo Munich Health Insurance.)
The Features Of Apollo Munich iCan Cancer Insurance Policy Are As Follows:
Cashless Cancer Treatment: The policy allows for cashless cancer treatment at 4500+ network hospitals. Additionally, it provides hassle-free reimbursement of treatment costs.
Lifelong Coverage for Cancer Treatment: iCan will cover an individual’s treatment expenses lifelong, irrespective of his or her health status or claims.
The Benefits Of Apollo Munich iCan Cancer Insurance Policy Are As Follows:
Standard Plan: Under this, medical expenses for hospitalization (inpatient and day-care) and outpatient treatment taken for cancer are covered. The policy covers conventional treatment, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, organ transplantation (as part of cancer treatment) and surgeries for excision of cancerous tissue or removal of organs/ tissues (onco-surgery).
Pre-hospitalization expenses incurred in the 30 days prior to being admitted in the hospital are covered. Additionally, post-hospitalization expenses incurred 60 days after the individual is discharged from the hospital are covered. The insurance company covers expenses incurred on transporting the insured to a hospital in the event of an emergency, up to Rs. 2,000 per hospitalization. Follow up care post treatment is also covered by Apollo Munich. Here, the costs associated with medical examination of up to Rs. 3,000 twice a year after the cancer treatment has been discontinued, on the basis of recommendation of Medical Practitioner for at least 6 months with “No evidence of disease” are covered.
Advanced Plan (Optional benefit): Besides the coverage under Standard plan, the below advanced treatments would also be covered -
The exclusions of Apollo Munich iCan Cancer Insurance Policy are as follows:
Since iCan is a dedicated cancer insurance product, it is better suited to meet the financial requirements that would arise in the event a policyholder is diagnosed with the disease. Additionally, it is more affordable as compared to a health policy. The premiums of both types of insurance products are as follows:
|Sum insured||Annual premium of a regular health insurance plan||Annual premium of iCan|
|Rs. 20 lakhs||Rs. 15,488||Rs. 1,251|
|Rs. 25 lakhs||Rs. 16,808||Rs. 1,281|
|Rs. 50 lakhs||Rs. 21,611||Rs. 2,114|
Individuals who want to apply for Apollo Munich iCan Cancer Insurance Policy have to meet the following eligibility criteria:
To file a claim on iCan Cancer Insurance Policy, the insurance company must be informed beforehand about the hospitalization (planned). For cashless service, the insurance company must be notified at least 48 hours before the planned treatment or hospitalisation. In case of emergencies, the insurance company can be intimated within 24 hours after the treatment or hospitalisation.
Intimation of Claim:The insurance company must be informed of any event or occurrence that might lead to a claim. The intimation should be made as follows:
Why buy iCan from Apollo Munich?
With more and more reports of cancer being reported every year, it has become necessary to safeguard oneself from the financial expenses associated with treating this disease. iCan covers the various medical expenses incurred for cancer treatment. It covers everything from diagnosis to follow-up care post treatment.
How Can Cancer Be Prevented?
An individual can reduce his or her risk of getting cancer by making certain lifestyle changes, such as eating the right food, maintaining a healthy weight, getting regular medical care, refraining from using tobacco, etc.
Is Chemotherapy Covered By Insurance in India?
Cancer insurance policies cover the costs associated with chemotherapy
Can Cancer Patients Get Insurance After Diagnosis?
Yes. There are certain insurance policies that can be availed by persons who have already been diagnosed with cancer. However, in case of iCan Cancer Insurance, those who are cancer patients or have previously had cancer are not eligible to buy the cover.