Many health insurance policies in the country come with multiple restrictions. You cannot be insured if you are above the age of 60, your benefactor must be immediate family and the family insurance will cover only your spouse and kids and so on. The very purpose of security and comfort is lost with these restrictions.
However there is good news for all joint families and even nuclear families with ageing parents. Most reputed insurance providers now have a comprehensive family health insurance policy that covers not only the couple and their kids but also the main insurers parents, in laws and other relatives.
In most families, particularly in India there is one main bread winner and a number of people he needs to support. Regular insurance policies on one hand, do not give the main earning member the option of covering his entire family who he supports otherwise. He will need to buy individual insurance policies for each of his family members, including his parents and other dependents like unmarried sisters or unsettled brothers. This will not only turn out more expensive but will also be inconvenient. A comprehensive policy on the other hand will be inexpensive and will cover the entire family at one go.
The Benefits of a Comprehensive Family Plan – At a Glance
Cost Effective When you compare the cost of premium that is incurred on multiple individual health policies over the cost that you pay for a family health policy, you will be able to realize the significant savings your family is making. Furthermore, with a chance to include coverage for your parents and in-laws; your payout towards the premium comes to an even lower average.
Larger Coverage- A family health insurance policy that covers your extended family can be used to clear hospital bills of any one member up to the total sum insured. Since it is not necessary that the amount must be divided equally among the family members, each member of the family is able to enjoy a larger coverage at a lower cost.
Beneficial in Terms of Emergency- In case of large family emergencies where more than one person falls ill at the same time, a complete family policy can prove to be a great boon. You need not run from pillar to post trying to claim insurance on different family members; hereby saving you tons of time and money and consequently ensuring the best care for every member in your family.
A comprehensive family policy that also covers extended family is perfect for big families and for young couples living with their children and parents or for married women whose parents have nobody else but their daughters family to depend upon.