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Critical Illness Plan Review - Tata AIG Criti -MediCare
Insurance
Pavithra Jaivant

Critical Illness plan review: Tata AIG Criti-MediCare Insurance

We at PrimeInvestor, recommend reinforcing your insurance arsenal with a critical illness cover in addition to a hospitalization plan in order to secure your finances against medical emergencies. We have covered what you should look for when shopping for a critical illness cover in our earlier article titled ‘What to look for in a critical illness health plan’. We have also shortlisted a few critical illness covers in the market based on these criteria and reviewed them in detail.
The plans we have reviewed so far are:
Activ Secure Critical Illness Plan by Aditya Birla Health Insurance,
Criti Care policy by Bajaj Alianz General Insurance,
IFFCO Tokio’s Critical Illness Benefit Policy and
Star Critical Illness Multipay Insurance Policy.
Here, we add to this list with our review of Tata AIG’s Criti-MediCare Insurance.

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Insurance recommendation - A healthy policy that ticks the right boxes
Insurance
Bipin Ramachandran

Insurance recommendation – A healthy policy that ticks the right boxes

Often, researching for your health insurance doesn’t stop at finding a good insurer and policy. The sub plans, options, and addons under a policy warrant more research to find out the best combination for you and to help you squeeze out the most benefit from your policy. Today, we take up Bajaj Allianz Health Guard, with a wide range of sub-options that can make it better.

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Prime Review: LIC's New Jeevan Shanti
Insurance
Bipin Ramachandran

Prime review: LIC’s New Jeevan Shanti

With the Budget plugging the tax break on guaranteed income plans from insurers, annuity plans are back in the picture as the go-to option for investors seeking guaranteed payouts after retirement. LIC has recently relaunched its popular deferred annuity plan as New Jeevan Shanti (Plan No. 858).

Let’s see how good the plan is and how it stands against competition in today’s Prime review.

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How is your insurance policy taxed?
Taxes
Pavithra Jaivant

How is your insurance policy taxed?

Some of us may be hoarse from shouting about why tax benefits should not be the reason we buy insurance. Shouting notwithstanding, tax treatment remains a key consideration when buying insurance of almost any sort and this is what we look at in this article.
There are two points in time when the tax aspect will have to be kept in mind:
First at the time of premium payment
Second, at the time of a payout in the form of a claim being met or maturity benefits being paid out.

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