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National Critical Illness Policy is a unique benefit policy that covers expenses in case the policyholder is affected with any of the listed critical illnesses. The policy pays out a fixed lump sum amount to the insured if he or she is diagnosed with a specified illness or undergoes a specified procedure or treatment. Once this lump sum is paid out, the insurance coverage for the disease ceases and the policy lapses.
Founded in Kolkata, National Insurance Company Limited is India’s oldest non-life insurance company. The insurer has offices across the country and a foreign office in Nepal. It has set up about 1,730 offices and constitutes a workforce of over 13,000 employees and more than 50,000 agents. National Insurance offers a range of services to its clients, with about 300 insurance products. These products can be classified into Personal Line of Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Rural Insurance and Industrial & Commercial Insurance.
(Note - All the information in this article has been sourced from the official website of National Insurance.)
National critical illness policy is available under two plans:
Plan A – Covers 11 critical illnesses
Plan B – Covers 37 critical illnesses (including Plan A)
List of Tests/Reports:
The Benefits of National Critical Illness Policy are as follows:
Critical Illness Covered Under The Policy Are Follows:
What is Not Covered in National Critical Illness Policy?
Any critical illness resulting out of the following:
Premiums paid toward a critical illness insurance policy is tax deductible under Section 80D of the Income Tax Act, 1961. One can claim a tax deduction of Rs. 25,000 for insurance availed for self, spouse and dependent children. An additional deduction of Rs 25,000 can be claimed if the policy is taken for parents, who are less than 60 years of age. If the parents are over 60 years, this deduction can go up to Rs. 50,000. If the taxpayer and his or her parents are all above 60 years, the maximum deduction available under Section 80D of the Income Tax Act is Rs. 1,00,000.
Overseas Mediclaim Business and Holiday - This is a package policy which covers travel emergencies when one is travelling abroad. It is available for three categories of travellers - Business & Holiday, Employment & Study and Corporate Frequent Traveller.
National Parivar Mediclaim Policy - This is a floater policy which covers the family, including self, spouse, dependent children and parents under one sum insured. The Policy can be renewed life-long.
National Parivar Mediclaim Plus Policy - This covers the family, including self, spouse, children and parents/parents-in-law under one sum insured. The policy offers coverage as high as Rs. 50 lakhs, with a number of innovative features. National Parivar Mediclaim Pluspolicy can be renewed life-long.
Overseas Mediclaim Employment and Studies - This is a package policy which covers travel emergencies when one is travelling abroad. The plan is available for three categories of travellers- 1) Business & Holiday, 2) Employment and Study and 3) Corporate Frequent Traveller
National Critical Illness Policy - This covers expenses in the event the insured person is affected with any of the listed critical illnesses. The policy is available under two Plans A (covers 11 critical illnesses) and B (covering 37 critical illnesses).
National Mediclaim Plus Policy - This is a comprehensive policy that covers expenses of hospitalisation- pre & post, and day care treatment. Expenses of Ayurvedic, Allopathic and Homeopathic treatment are payable up to the sum insured. Maternity expenses as well as expenses for medical emergency reunion, air ambulance and hospital cash are also covered.
Parivar Mediclaim - This provides protection for families against the financial burden of treatment in hospitals for illness, disease or accidental injury. It is a floater policy, where the whole family, comprising of self, spouse and two dependent children are covered under a single sum insured.
National Mediclaim Policy - This covers the hospitalization expenses reasonably and necessarily incurred for treating illness, disease or injury contracted/sustained by the policyholder persons during the policy term. It also covers 140 plus day care procedures and surgeries.
An individual will have to submit certain documents to avail National Critical Illness Policy. The documents include:
With the cost of medical treatment, particularly those related to major illnesses or health conditions, going up, a plain-vanilla health policy may not be enough. Additionally, when one has to take time off work, the entire family can get affected on account of loss of income. To lift this financial burden, it is advisable to avail a critical illness insurance plan. National Critical Illness Policy is a unique benefit plan that is popular among the masses. It pays out a fixed lump sum amount to the insured if he or she is diagnosed with a specified illness or undergoes a specified procedure or treatment.
Reviews of National Critical Illness Policy
“This plan is value for money. I have taken this for myself and my wife. Also, it covers almost all the major illnesses.”- Dhruv Sehgal, Ahmedabad
“I bought National Critical Illness Policy few months back. I am very satisfied with the service the company has provided. I got this policy very quickly and I did not face any trouble.”- Madhuri Pawar, Pune