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Overview

Are you thinking of travelling to a foreign country? Do you think you are all set to fly aboard? If yes, then think again. Having a long journey, especially when it involves a foreign trip is not as easy as it seems. You first need to go through a long flight, which might or might not suit your body. Then after landing, there is climate as well as culture change. The air in the atmosphere, the water you drink and the food you eat everything is completely different from what you are actually habitual too. Thus, chances of you getting sick there is very high. Moreover, you are new to that city, unknown to roads and therefore, you might even face an accident because the unpredictability and ignorance just amplifies the chances of an accident. So, what you will do in a foreign country in a situation like this? You have no idea where the hospitals are. How much it will cost you? What is the procedure to get treatment? Hence, it is advisable to take oversea insurance before your departure to another country.

New India Assurance’s Overseas Mediclaim Policy is the health plan designed for those people who are about to go to a foreign country and are in need of medical plan to cover their expenses if they feel sick in foreign land.

Benefits and Features

Basic Attributes

Entry Criteria- Overseas Mediclaim Policy is a plan that covers the expenses that you might have to endure in a foreign land from your health to your lost baggage, it looks after everything. However, it should be bought before you plan your visit abroad. The eligible age requirement for this plan is 6 months to 70 years and medical check-up is required for people above 60 who bought the plan that includes USA and Canada and people above 70 who bought the plan that excludes USA and Canada.

The Packages- This plan includes many packages and you can buy any according to your needs and budget. You can buy this plan for studies and employment purpose or for business and holiday purpose. As for premium, it depends on the age of the insurer and the term of the policy.

Travelling is Fun-There is one package just for people who are visiting abroad for holiday or business purpose. The company is liable to pay the expenses for the accident, lost passport, baggage, etc. of the insured for 2 months only in case of CFT plan and for 180 days for other plans.

Name of the Plan> Money allotted (in Rs.)
A1 (USA and Canada not Included) Personal Liability- 2 lac, Repatriation or medical- 50,000, Personal Acccident- 10,000 loss of checked in baggage- 1000
A2 (USA and Canada not Included) Personal Liability- 2 lac, Repatriation or medical- 2,50,000, Personal Acccident- 25,000, loss of checked in baggage- 1000
B1 (USA and Canada included) Personal Liability- 2 lac, Repatriation or medical- 1,00,000, Personal Acccident- 25,000, loss of checked in baggage- 1000
B2(USA and Canada included) Personal Liability- 2 lac, Repatriation or medical- 5,00,000, Personal Acccident- 25,000, loss of checked in baggage- 1000
E1 CFT (USA and Canada included) Personal Liability- 2 lac, Repatriation or medical- 1,00,000, Personal Acccident- 25,000, loss of checked in baggage- 1000
E2 CFT (USA and Canada included) Personal Liability- 2 lac, Repatriation or medical- 5,00,000, Personal Acccident- 25,000, loss of checked in baggage- 1000

At Home Away From Home- Another package is for people either studying or doing their jobs in a foreign country and are in need for a plan that looks after them and their needs.

Name of the Plan Money allotted (in Rs.)
C (USA and Canada not Included) Reunion Expenses- 5,000; Medical Expenses- 1,50,000 ; Repatriation expense- 10,000
D (USA and Canada included) Reunion Expenses- 5,000; Medical Expenses- 1,50,000 ; Repatriation expense- 10,000
D-1 (USA and Canada Included Reunion Expenses- 5,000; Medical Expenses- 5,00,000 ; Repatriation expense- 10,000

Expenses Covered- As shown in above two tables, this plan provides you the expense for your medical treatment, accident, for your personal belongings (in case they are lost); expenses incurred due to loss of luggage as well as bear your repatriation expenses.

Expert View

"Personal Accident Policy of New India was specifically designed to overcome or at least try to overcome the trauma and pain of an accident. It offers the compensation for the death or disablement of the insured. Moreover, there are so many different types of accident policies available under this plan that it becomes easy for you to choose the one that suits your needs. However, it just offers you the compensation for an accident, but not for its treatment as such unless you extend the policy."

Why Personal Accident Policy?

Accidents and Incidents happen that makes life unpredictable for us to judge. Thus, it is good if you really want to know why to trust this policy with your life.

  • Accidents Can Be Cured - It is specifically introduced to help you with the circumstance that you might have to face after accidents. It gives you financial support if you are injured because of accidents.
  • Enjoy the Variety - You are given so many options to choose from as mentioned above.
  • Family is always Beneficial - You are also given a discount of 10% if two or more family members are covered under this plan.
  • All Kinds of Bonus - The individual and group personal policy can be extended to pay for the treatment of the injuries occurred due to accident. Moreover, 5% of the sum insured is added in the policy in case of no-claim.

Exceptions & Flaws

  • Restriction Can't Be Helped - There is a restriction on the amount of sum insured. So, you might not receive as much as you require during the accident.
  • Just a Small Part - Accident is just a small part of your health requirements. For the actual treatment, you are required to either extend the policy or choose another plan.

Claim Process

Injury Claim - Inform the insurance company. Then, fill the claim form and if there is any police report, then submit it. Submit the filled form as well as medical certificates stating the disability and if the policy is extended then provide the medical bill to the insurance officer.

Death Claim - Inform the insurance company immediately.Fill the claim form and submit it along with a death certificate.

Unforeseen accident is like the strongest punch that life throws your way. It becomes hard to stand up in these kinds of situations if you do not have support. Personal Accident Policy might help you out in such situation. Rest depends on you and your needs.

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