IRDAI To Allow Insurers To Offer, Renew Covid-Specific Health Policies Till This Date

14 Sep, 2021 15:29 IST|Sakshi Post

Insurers provide Covid-specific health plans called Corona Kavach and Corona Rakshak.

The deadline for insurers to sell COVID-19-related health plans has been extended until March 31, 2022, according to the IRDAI. There are two COVID-19-specific health policies in the short term.

The 'Corona Kavach' insurance is an indemnity-based policy with an amount insured ranging from 50,000 to 2.5 lakh, whilst the 'Corona Rakshak' policy has a sum insured ranging from 50,000 to 5 lakh for hospitalisation for at least 72 hours after COVID-19 diagnosis.

All insurers are permitted to provide Covid-specific health plans, with the exception of the Agriculture Insurance Company of India (AIC) and the ECGC.

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