New Delhi, March 12, 2018: As per Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), the total number of lives covered under any type of health insurance policy as on 31st March, 2017 were 43.75 crore which is approximately 36 per cent of India’s population as per Census 2011.

Health Insurance Policies generally provide coverage for inpatient treatment including Domiciliary Hospitalization benefits subject to policy terms and conditions. However, more number of health insurance products now provide coverage for Out Patient Department (OPD) treatment in order to encourage policyholders to go for treatment at early stages. IRDAI (Health Insurance) Regulations, 2016 inter-alia enable the insurers to introduce wellness and preventive features as part of health insurance policies. During the year 2016-17, the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) was in implementation in 15 States/UTs involving 265 districts, covering 3.63 crore families. Some of the insurance products where OPD treatment and maternity cover are being covered is at Annexure.

Annexure

Name of the Insurance Company Name of the Insurance Product
Star Health Insurance Company Star Health Gain Insurance Policy
Cigna   TTK   Health   Insurance Pro Health Group Insurance
Company Policy
DHFL General Insurance Limited Group Health Insurance Policy
DHFL General Insurance Limited Group Personal Accident
Insurance Policy
Liberty Videocon General Liberty Group Health Policy
Magma HDI General Insurance Co. One Health
Ltd
New India Assurance Co. Ltd. New India Premier Mediclaim
Policy
Apollo Munich Health Insurance Co. Day 2 Day Care
Ltd.

This was stated by Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla, Minister of State for Finance in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.