Star Health Insurance for Cancer

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      Star Health Insurance for Cancer

      Star Health Insurance for Cancer has been designed to provide medical coverage to people diagnosed with cancer. It helps the policyholder to manage the high treatment costs of cancer by paying a lump sum amount on the first diagnosis or recurrence of the disease. The policy eases off the financial burden of cancer treatment and helps the insured to focus only on getting cured.

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      Star Health Insurance for Cancer at a Glance

      Category Specifications
      Network Hospitals 12000+
      Incurred Claim Ratio (2020-21) 94.44%
      Pre-policy Medical Check-up Not required
      Policy Year 1 year
      Co-payment 10% for people above 60 years

      Benefits of Buying Star Health Insurance for Cancer

      Take a look at the key benefits of buying Star Health Insurance for Cancer:

      • Health Insurance for Existing Cancer Patients

        Generally, people with cancer cannot buy a health insurance policy due to the high-risk profile. However, Star Health Insurance for Cancer provides health insurance for existing cancer patients in India.

      • Coverage for Second Cancer

        Unlike most health insurance plans, this Star Health Insurance policy covers the treatment cost of second cancer. This means people who have been previously cured of another cancer can also buy this policy.

      • No Pre-Acceptance Medical Check-up

        Star Health & Allied Insurance Company does not require people to undergo a pre-acceptance medical screening before buying this policy. They just need to submit their previous medical records at the time of buying the policy.

      • Cashless Hospitalization

        Policyholders can avail cashless hospitalization facilities at more than 12,000 network hospitals of the insurance company spread across India.

      • Tax Benefits

        The premium paid for Star Health Insurance for Cancer can be claimed for tax deductions under the Income Tax Act, 1961.

      Types of Star Health Insurance for Cancer Plans

      There are two types of Star Health Insurance for Cancer plans offered by Star Health & Allied Insurance Company – Star Cancer Care Gold plan and Star Cancer Care Platinum plan. Anybody between the age of 5 months and 65 years can buy these plans. Take a look at these plans in detail:

      1. Star Cancer Care Gold Plan

      The Star Cancer Care Gold plan provides coverage to people diagnosed with Stage 1 and Stage 2 cancer. It also covers the risk of metastasis and recurrence of cancer as well as an unrelated second cancer.

      Features and Benefits:

      • It provides a lump sum amount in case of cancer recurrence, metastasis and second cancer.
      • It also provides coverage for non-cancerous ailments and accidents.
      • It covers hospitalization expenses, day care treatments and modern treatments.
      • It pays for the cost of an emergency ambulance service.
      • It covers pre-hospitalization & post-hospitalization expenses for up to 30 days and 60 days respectively. 
      Parameters Specifications
      Sum Insured Rs 3 lakh, Rs 5 lakh
      PED Waiting Period 30 months (for cancer)
      48 months (for other ailments)

      2. Star Cancer Care Platinum Plan

      The Star Cancer Care Platinum plan covers people diagnosed with all stages of cancer. It provides coverage against unrelated second cancer, recurrence and metastasis of cancer on payment of an additional premium amount.

      Features and Benefits:

      • It provides coverage for hospitalization, road ambulance services and day care procedures.
      • It pays a lump sum payment for the treatment of cancer.
      • It covers pre-hospitalization costs for up to 30 days and post-hospitalization costs for up to 60 days.
      • It offers coverage for rehabilitation and pain management.
      • It also pays for the cost of cataract treatment and modern treatment. 
      • It offers free health check-up facility after every claim-free year.
      • It also comes with a second medical opinion and hospice care benefit.
      Parameters Specifications
      Sum Insured Rs 5 lakh, Rs 7.5 lakh and Rs 10 lakh
      PED Waiting Period 30 months


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