Life is beautiful yet challenging at the same time. This paradoxical nature of human life compels every one of us to undertake a proper, thoughtful and thorough planning. So to make your life really beautiful you invariably have to plan it. And as Health is an important and integral element on which the whole human life depends, one cannot and should not ignore Health and Health Planning. You must also have heard the famous idiom that says “Health Is Wealth”. This idiom has passed the test of time and still holds true and so will always be.
As life is full of uncertainties so in this context a proper safeguard is needed for your Health. There may be several dimensions to a healthy and protected life but primarily one dimension that stands upfront and is hugely important and urgent is Health Insurance. This article will provide a thorough overview of Health Insurance so as to bring out the need and significance of Health Insurance in your life.
Insurance is composed of two streams. One is Life Insurance and the other is General Insurance. Health Insurance is an integral component of General Insurance and is more properly known as Medical Insurance or Mediclaim. As compared to Life Insurance, Health Insurance is relatively new but has gained immense importance and popularity in recent times all around the globe.
Benefit of Health Insurance
Health Insurance covers the expenses incurred on medical treatment. For Health Insurance to come into existence an insurance company has to first undergo a contract with the insured or the policy holder and this contract results in the form of a “Health Insurance Policy”. The “policy holder” in this case can be an individual or a sponsor. The sponsor can be one of the family members or can also be the organization in which the individual is employed. A definite sum of money, known as “Premium” is paid by the policy holder or his sponsor to the insurance company to purchase the health coverage under the particular health insurance plan. The insured is then entitled to “Benefits” as mentioned in the health insurance policy on the occurrence of the event(s) against which he or she is covered. The contract of Health Insurance has to be generally renewed every year though such policies are also being designed which do not require annual renewal and covers the medical and health risks over a long period. This is what we basically mean by “Health Insurance”.
If we analyze the need and importance of health insurance in today’s scenario, the picture can be made clear when we look at the overall benefits of health insurance. When compared to Life Insurance the premium amount that one has to pay to purchase Health Insurance is relatively much lesser for the same amount of Life Insurance cover. So expenditure is never an issue in having a Health Insurance. And when we view this in relation to the timely financial aid provided by the Health Insurance cover in the times of crisis it is of huge worth.
Another chief importance and benefit of having Health Insurance is the fact it covers your hospitalization and medical expenses. Either they are fully reimbursed or you are provided Cashless Hospitalization in which case no expenditure is to be borne by the policy holder or the insured. So at least you can minimize the financial loss if you have a health insurance. This will surely give you a feeling of security in the times of medical crisis. What’s more you can avail these benefits of security of health cover at only a minimal cost as the premium is low and has to be paid usually once a year only.
There are Health Insurance Plans which also cover the pre and post hospitalization expenses as well together with the regular medical expenses incurred during the actual hospitalization. The scope of Health Insurance has been increased seeing the present lifestyles of most of the people. Now Health Insurance also covers most of the Critical Diseases and Lifestyle Illnesses. The list of these illnesses is ever on the increase but Health Insurance provides you with the financial strength to fight against them. They provide facility of insuring oneself against these illnesses for a large amount as expenditure is huge in such cases. So today various types of health insurance options are available to you as per your need.
Thus with Health Insurance you can secure yourself against the very uncertainties of medical crisis. A “Medical Crisis” can hit “Anybody and at anytime”. Some things are controllable and some others are not. Truly we can at least safeguard our selves financially and live a healthy lifestyle. Health Insurance provides us with one such way. Rest of the scenarios is mostly not in anybody’s control. So let’s stay insured with Health Insurance and live a beautiful life.