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Larsen & Toubro Limited is the owner of the L&T General Health Insurance company. This company offers a variety of insurance policies not only for individuals but also for corporates as well.
Some of the other insurances that are offered by the company include motor insurance plans, home insurance plans and corporate insurance plans. The policies offered by L&T are all customer-centered, where the top priority of the company is to help and benefit their customers.
The policies that are sold by the company cover a wide range. There are a number of policies that include a number of coverages so that the customer can find the perfect policy for him/her. For example, even the health insurance policy has a number of sub-policies that cover the general health insurance of the customer along with added features.
L&T General Insurance Company has a strong position in the Indian health insurance industry because of the strong financial support that it has acquired. Some of the advantages of buying an L&T Health Insurance are as follows:
Anyone who is above the age of 18 years can avail for an individual policy. Children between the ages of 3 months and 23 years can also be covered under the policy. There is not maximum age for applying to this plan. For critical illness coverage, the minimum age is 65 years.
This plan has no age restriction for who can apply t it. Offering a sum insured of Rs. 1-5 lakh for individual policies and Rs. 2-5 lakh for floater policy. Even after the sum insured is exhausted of the plan, the sum insured of the policy is reinstated to the extent of the claim amount. The sum insured is doubled if the policyholder contracts a critical insurance that is specified in the contract.All pre-existing diseases of a person can be covered under the plan after a waiting period of three years. All hospital charges of the individual are covered under this plan. Policyholders can gain income tax rebate under section 80D of the Income Tax Act.
This plan covers the medical expenses of an individual 60 days before and 90 days after hospitalization. Emergency ambulance expenses are covered up to Rs. 1500 per hospitalization is also provided. Newborn coverage feature for a period of 90 days from the date of birth is covered. The premium that is applied to this health insurance plan varies from one city to another.No claims bonus discount is available for this plan. This discount varies from 10% and can go up to a maximum of 50 % depending on the number of claim-free years by the insurance holder.
This plan has an increased amount of coverages that go beyond ordinary health insurance plans. Though providing more coverage options, the cost of the plan is fairly low compared to other plans. A premium for a Rs. 25 lakh cover with Rs. 5 lakh deductible can be provided to any person who is below the age of 35 years only at Rs. 2,420. Medical expenses for hospital is covered. Pre and post hospital expense are covered for 30 days and 60 days are also covered including emergency ambulance charges and day care procedures. A fixed premium is provided for this plan up to an age of 60 years.
This insurance plan provides coverage for grandparents, parents, children, siblings, in-laws, nieces as well as nephews. No additional cover for critical illnesses is required. Extended pre and post hospitalization coverage apart from the general one is also provided under this plan. The sum insured of the plan is reinstated. The health insurance policy has a free look period of 15 days from the date of receipt of the policy document. The customer can ask for a refund from the company if he/she is dissatisfied with the policy. Income Tax Benefit under section 80 D is also provided under the Income Tax Act.
This plan covers the physical loss such as disablement and death of a person under the policy within a frame of 12 months from the actual accident. There are some benefits that are provided with additional premium such as:
The premium of the health insurance for a person who applies for L&T Health Insurance depends on the following factors:
The claims process is a simple process with L&T Health Insurance. If any policyholder wishes to claim their insurance, they have to download the claims form that is present on the L&T website. The claims form has to be filled completely. This form, along with all relative documents such as hospital bills and receipts need to be submitted to the company.
Once the insurance company receives all the relevant documents that are needed for the claiming of one's insurance, they will evaluate them. The claims will be reimbursed to the customer within a maximum period of 30 days.
Linking Of Aadhaar With Insurance Policy Is Mandatory, Says IRDA
November 13, 2017
On Wednesday, 8th Nov 2017, the Insurance Regulatory And Development Authority Of India (IRDA) said that the linking of Aadhar number with insurance plans is compulsory and asked insurance companies to implement the statutory norms.
“The Authority clarifies that, linkage of Aadhaar number to insurance policies is mandatory under the Prevention of Money Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017,” the IRDA said.
In the last June, the government of India had informed about the Prevention of Money Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017, making Aaadhar and PAN/Form 60 compulsory for getting financial services that include insurance also and asked policyholders and companies for linking the existing policies with the same.
In a discussion with all life and general insurance companies, IRDA said the rules have “statutory force” and they have to implement the rule without waiting for the further instructions.
Right now, there are 24 life insurers and 33 general insurance companies operating in the country.
Although, there are no deadlines that have been given by IRDA for the completion of the process, as per the circular, it has to be done as soon as possible. Some insurance companies also said that this can also result in the delay of payout in a few cases. Aadhaar is now also compulsory for financial transactions of Rs 50,000 and above. Likewise, one has to link one’s Aadhaar number with the mobile number latest by February 6, 2018.
Larsen And Turbo To Sell 49% Stakes In Insurance Sector
February 29, 2016
Larsen& Toubro (L&T) – a well known Infrastructure and engineering company is planning to sell 49 per cent stake in its general insurance company to an overseas entity. The deal is anticipated to be finalized in the next three to six months.
L&T General Insurance Company is a completely owned subsidiary of L&T and among the few in the division without an overseas partner. The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Act of 2015 has allowed foreign direct investment (FDI) up to 49 per cent in insurance companies.
Earlier, only 26 per cent FDI was permitted. “The stake sale is primarily targeted at monetisation. The firm has been going it alone, so far and the aim is to bring in a foreign partner, which can bring in the requisite underwriting expertise and technological advancements,” an official said.
According to the sources, L&T should get roughly Rs 600 crore if it sells its stake at five to six percent of its property under management. Apart from monetization, L&T MF is looking at improving its distribution reach and is likely to sell stakes in a domestic bank.
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