The claim ratio, or claim settlement ratio, tells us about the percentage of claims that are settled by the insurance company out of the total number of claims raised. The higher the claim ratio of an insurance company, the better the chances of your claim being settled. This ratio gives you an idea as to how reliable the health insurance company can be in case you need to make a claim.
Every year the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) releases all life insurers' claim settlement ratios. The Oriental health claim ratio is 90.18%.
In the following sections we will discuss the types of claims Oriental Health Insurance Company offers.
When buying an insurance policy, you need to check various aspects before deciding which insurance company is right for you. You have to find out about the various policies and covers offered by the insurance company. You need to know how their customers review them in terms of services and customer relationship management. However, many people ignore the need to check the claim settlement ratio, which is a huge mistake. Here are two reasons why checking claim settlement ratio is important:
1. Measure the insurer’s reliability
Buying a policy is a big investment plan. You have to pay a good number of premiums over a long duration to avail of the benefits offered by the policy. So, if your claim is rejected for some reason in the future then that can seriously hurt your financial planning. The settlement ratio is a very reliable measurement indication that helps you know if a certain insurer is trustworthy or not. A favorable ratio indicates that the insurer is right for you.
2. Gives assurance about your dependent’s financial future
Checking the claim settlement ratio is important to ensure the financial security of your family. The last thing any family can endure after suddenly losing a family member is the rejection of an insurance claim. It is your job as a policyholder to make sure that your family does not have to go through that trouble. With the help of the settlement ratio, you can make the right decision when buying a policy.
There are two types of health insurance claims you can choose from
Cashless claims in health insurance is a mode of claim settlement where the policy holder does not have to pay cash for treatment and the settlement of the bills is taken care of directly between the hospital and the insurance company. Oriental Health Insurance cashless claim settlement helps in paying off the hospital bill instantly, upfront. Cashless claims are gaining popularity every day, and more and more people getting health insurance policies are availing this feature for the comfort it offers.
|Financial Year 2021-22|
|Age Analysis of Number of Claims Paid (%)||< 3 months||3 months to 6 months||6 months to <1 year||1 year to <3 year||3 years to <5 years||5 years|
If you are undergoing treatment at a network hospital, then you can avail cashless claims. The steps to file cashless claims are given below:
In this type of claim, you can visit any hospital, not just those under your insurer’s cashless network. Here, you get your treatment done at the hospital, pay out of your pocket, and then apply for a reimbursement for the expenses with your insurer. At the time of making the claim, the customer needs to submit all hospital bills, prescriptions, and medical documents. These will need to be approved by Oriental Health Insurance Company before the claim is processed, meaning that it can take slightly more time to get through.
Reimbursement claims can be filed in both network and non-network hospitals. You can follow the reimbursement claim process as given below:
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