Daily Hospital Cash provides a certain amount of money for each day during the hospitalization. The amount paid is fixed at the moment of purchase and does not change.
For Instance - If you are hospitalized and have a plan that pays Hospital Daily Cash of 1,000 INR each day of hospitalization, it makes no difference whether you spend INR 1200 or INR 800 on other medical expenditures. The Insurer will pay a fixed benefit amount of INR 1000 for each day of your admission to the hospital.
Even if per day hospitalization expenses are lesser than Hospicash, the Insurer would still pay the fixed amount of money, without any kind of questions or restrictions.
Hospital Daily Cash also comes as a separate Health Insurance Plan. Here are some conditions under such plans:
250 INR to 8,000 INR
1 to 3 years
15/30/60/90/180 days per Year
24 months to 48 months
Hospital Daily Cash offers various benefits such as:
Coverage for Inadmissible/ Uncovered Expenses
During hospitalization, Insurers do not cover certain expenses which are coined as Inadmissible Expenses, for example- expenses incurred on Diagnostic tests, Surgical Accessories, or costs of the patient’s attendant.
Irrespective of these inclusions & exclusions, the Insurance Company pays Hospital Daily Cash to the policyholder. It can be used to cover hospitalization costs as well as other Incidental expenses such as traveling costs, household bills, food expenses, and the cost of attendant’s transportation. You can utilize the money to cover the costs which are otherwise not covered under a standard Health Plan.
Coverage for Attendant’s Expenses
Usually, there is an attendant (family member, relative, spouse, etc) who takes care of the patient. Miscellaneous/ Incidental expenses like transportation cost, food expenses of the attendant, etc also financially burden the pockets. With the help of the Hospital Daily Cash amount, the policyholder & family have the liberty to spend the money wherever it is required.
All in all, Hospicash helps to pay for incidental expenses which are incurred during the treatment.
Avail No Claim Bonus
The Hospital Daily Cash amount can be utilized to pay small hospital bills for minor ailments or procedures.
For example, Mr. Rajesh was admitted in the hospital for 2-3 days for a minor illness, for which, the hospital bill was not so huge. He paid the bill with his Hospital Daily Cash amount rather than filing a claim under Health Insurance.
Hospital Daily Cash assists you in paying off your medical expenses, prevents filing a claim under your Health Insurance Policy and allows you to preserve No-Claim Bonus.
Any claim caused by, based on, arising out of or attributable to any of the following:
Only Reimbursement option is available for filing a claim under Daily Hospital Cash. Reimbursement means payment at a later stage. Primarily, you have to pay the hospital bills on your own and get them reimbursed/ settled later from the Health Insurance Company.
Below are the steps that you have to follow to file a claim for your Reimbursement:
Notify the company in writing within 48 hours after hospitalization in the case of an emergency, and 48 hours before hospitalization in the case of planned hospitalization.
Provide the necessary documents within 15 to 30 days of discharge from the hospital, one who is filing the claim must provide the necessary documents to the company.
One who is claiming on your behalf must notify the company in writing and submit a copy of the post-mortem report (if any) within 30 days of death.
Following documents are required for Claim Settlement Process:
Written By : Naval Goel
Last Updated : September, 2021
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