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Care Freedom: Health Insurance for Pre-existing Diseases

Lower your burden of treating your pre-existing illnesses, including diabetes, high blood pressure and BMI, with Care Freedom’s unique health and financial benefits.

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    What is Care Freedom?

    Care Health Insurance presents ‘Care Freedom’ as a dedicated health insurance policy for people dealing with pre-existing diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and high Body Mass Index (BMI). With wide-ranging sum insured options of up to 10 lakhs, the Care Freedom policy offers adequate hospitalisation and treatment expenses against the most common lifestyle diseases haunting people of all ages. While offering lifelong renewability, the policy is available on an individual and family floater basis.

    As apparent, patients with high blood sugar and BP are at a higher risk of developing chronic ailments like heart and kidney diseases, eye problems, and blood vessel damage. With Care Freedom, we aim to lower the financial and medical stress of these people by reducing the waiting period for pre-existing disease coverage to 2 years. It ensures that people dealing with prolonged conditions can access quality medical treatment without much delay. Also, the policy helps old-age patients to customise and enhance their Care Freedom health plans with additional benefits like home care, health check+, and covid care with OPD, among others. Read on to learn more about the coverage benefits and eligibility criteria under the Care Freedom health plan.

    Plan Highlights of Care Freedom Health Insurance Policy

    While lowering the expensive hospitalisation costs of treating pre-existing diseases, the Care Freedom health cover comes with the following unique and valuable features:

    • Comes with a lifelong renewability option to provide coverage benefits for a lifetime
    • Minimizes the waiting period for treatment of pre-existing illnesses at 2 years
    • Available on an individual and family floater basis with the provision to add a newborn of 90 days
    • Offers consumable allowance with a specified amount paid per day
    • Includes domiciliary hospitalisation expenses up to 10% of the sum insured
    • Helps insured members keep a track of their health with free annual health check-ups

    Cover Highlights

    Annual Health Check-Up

    Annual health
    check-up

    Pre & Post Hospitalization

    Pre & Post hospitalization
    Expenses

    Day Care Treatment

    Day care treatments

    Ambulance Cover

    AMBULANCE COVER

    Dialysis Cover

    Dialysis cover

    Domiciliary Hospitalization

    Domiciliary
    hospitalization

    No Sub-Limit

    No sub-limit on
    Surgeon's fees,
    cost of blood, oxygen etc.

    Recharge of Sum Insured

    Recharge of
    Sum Insured

    Features of Care Freedom

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    KEY FEATURES 3L 5L 7L / 10L
    In-Patient Hospitalization
    Coverage for Expenses incurred for treatment that requires you to stay hospitalized for more than 24 hours. It includes expenses on – room charges, nursing expenses and intensive care unit charges, surgeon's fee, doctor's fee, anaesthesia, blood, oxygen, operation theatre charges, etc.
    Upto SI Upto SI Upto SI
    Day Care Treatment
    Covers medical expenses if you undergo a day care treatment which might not require you to stay hospitalized for 24 hours or more.- we cover more than 170 day care treatments
    Upto SI Upto SI Upto SI
    Annual Health Check-up
    To regularly monitor the health and well being, of each insured member, they get one health check-up in every policy year. We have already identified set of test that are covered under policy and you can book your health check-up appointment by using Care customer mobile app
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    Ambulance Cover
    We will arrange ambulance transportation of the Insured person, to the nearest hospital; and/or transportation from one hospital to another hospital for the purpose of providing better medical aid to the Insured person, in case of certified medical emergency .
    Upto ₹1,000/ Hospitalization Upto ₹1,000/ Hospitalization Upto ₹1,000/ Hospitalization
    Companion Benefit
    Covers expenses incurred on travel of close relative if hospitalization exceeds 10 days
    ₹10,000 ₹15,000 ₹15,000
    Consumable Allowance
    Expense on items needed for one-time use, mainly due to sterility and infection concerns. These include gloves, masks, sanitizers, cotton, etc. We cover Max. 7 days per Hospitalization covered after 3 days
    ₹750 per day ₹1000 per day ₹1000 per day
    Domiciliary Hospitalization
    We will indemnify for the medical expenses incurred by you during your treatment at home
    Upto 10% of Sum Insured
    covered after 3 days
    Upto 10% of Sum Insured
    covered after 3 days
    Upto 10% of Sum Insured
    covered after 3 days
    Dialysis Cover
    Covers kidney failure requiring dialysis on a regular basis upto 24 consecutive months
    Upto 1,000 per sitting limited Upto 1,000 per sitting limited Upto 1,000 per sitting limited
    Recharge of Sum Insured
    Automatic recharge of sum insured if claim amount exhausts your coverage limit, at no extra cost. The recharged sum insured can be used by other insured members under the same policy for any future claim. The claimant can also use the recharged sum insured for any future claim, not related to the ailment already claimed during the same year.
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    Pre/Post-hospitalization Upto 7.5% payable
    Hospitalization expenses valid till 30 days beyond the policy end date
    Upto 10% payable
    Hospitalization expenses valid till 30 days beyond the policy end date
    Upto 10% payable
    Hospitalization expenses valid till 30 days beyond the policy end date
    Tenure 1 Yr/2 Yrs/3 Yrs 1 Yr/2 Yrs/3 Yrs 1 Yr/2 Yrs/3 Yrs
    Room Rent
    We reimburse expenses occurred on the per-day room or bed charges the hospital charges during your treatment
    Twin Sharing Room subject to
    a maximum of 1% of SI per day
    Twin Sharing Room Single Private Room
    ICU Charges
    Coverage for amount charged by a hospital towards ICU expenses which shall include the expenses for ICU beds, general medical support services provided to any ICU patient including monitoring devices, critical care nursing and visit charges.
    Upto 2% of SI per day No limit No limit
    Sub-limits
    Treatment of Cataract
    Cover the cost for cataract surgery
    Upto ₹20,000 per eye Upto ₹30,000 per eye Upto ₹30,000 per eye
    Treatment of Total Knee Replacement
    Covers treatment of total knee replacement
    Upto ₹80,000 per knee Upto ₹1,00,000 per knee Upto ₹1,20,000 per knee
    Treatment for Ailment like Surgery for all type of Hernia, BPH etc
    • Surgery for treatment of all types of Hernia
    • Hysterectomy
    • Surgeries for Benign Prostate Hypertrophy (BPH)
    • Surgical treatment of stones of renal system
    Upto ₹ 50,000 Upto ₹65,000 Upto ₹ 80,000
    Treatment for Ailment like Surgery for Cancer, bone breakage etc
    Covers expenses incured on
    • Treatment of Cerebrovascular and Cardiovascular disorders
    • Treatment/Surgeries for Cancer
    • Treatment of other renal complications and disorders
    • Treatment for breakage of bones
    Upto ₹2,00,000 Upto ₹2,50,000 Upto ₹ 3,00,000
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    Add-ons To Cover Your Specific Needs

    Covid Care With OPD

    Covid Care With OPD

    Get Covid Care with up to 1% of SI as OPD benefit after Govt. authorized confirmative diagnosis.

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    Covid Care

    Covid Care

    Covers expenses incurred for treatment/quarantine for (COVID-19) with a confirmative diagnosis from Govt. Authorized Centre.

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    HOME CARE

    Home Care

    Covers expenses incurred towards hiring a qualified nurse for providing care to insured person on recommendation of doctor

    See Details
    HEALTH CHECK+

    Health Check+

    Upgrade your annual health checkup to diabetes health checkup or cardiac health check-up.

    See Details
    CARE SHIELD

    Care Shield

    An add-on cover that offers 3 benefits claim shield, no claim bonus shield and inflation shield.

    See Details

    Care Freedom Plan Details

    • Entry Age - Minimum

      • Care Freedom Plan - 3 lacs and 5 lacs - Adult: 18 years and Child 91 days (floater)

      • Care Freedom Plan - 7 lacs and 10 lacs – Eldest Insured Person: 46 years and Child 91 days (floater) & Other Adult: 18 years

    • Entry Age - Maximum Adult Lifelong and Child 24 years

    • Cover Type Floater / Individual

    • Life long Renewability

    • Co-payment

      • 20% Co-payment applicable till age 70 years.

      • 30% Co-payment applicable after age 71 years.

      • Policy wherein the eldest member's age is less than 71 years at entry can pay an extra premium and reduce co-payment to 20% after attaining 71 years and above age.

    • Grace Period 30 days from the date of expiry

    • Initial Waiting Period 30 days from any illness

    • Named Ailment Waiting Period - 24 months of continued coverage

    • Pre-existing Disease Waiting Period - 24 months of continued coverage

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    • Any pre-existing ailment/injury not covered upto 24 continuous months from the date of policy issuance

    • Any diseases contracted during first 30 days of the policy start date except those arising out of accidents

    • Any OPD Treatment

    • Expenses attributable to self-infected injury (resulting from suicide, attempted suicide)

    • Expenses arising out of attributable alcohol/tobacco or drug use/misuse/abuse

    • Cost of spectacles/contact lenses, dental treatment expensess that do not require hospitalization

    • Medical expenses incurred for treatment of AIDS

    • Treatment arising from or traceable to pregnancy and childbirth, miscarriage, abortion and its consequences

    • Congenital disease

    • Tests and treatment relating to infertility.

    STEP 1

    Emergency

    Intimate within 24 hours of your hospitalization

    Planned Hospitalization

    Intimate us 48 hours prior to your hospitalization

    STEP 2

    Cashless

    Request for pre-authorization

    Reimbursement

    Claim from submission

    Complete the pre-authorization form available
    at the hospitals insurance/TPA Desk and send us through fax.

    Approval

    Approval letter sent by the claim management team

    Query

    Hospital/Insured to response to the query raised by the claim management team

    Rejected

    You may initiate the treatment and file for reimbursement claim

    Submission of claim form along with required
    documents, as per the policy terms & conditions

    Approval

    Approval letter sent by the claim management team

    Query

    Insured to response to the query raised by the claim management team

    Rejected

    We will communicate the reason in case of rejection

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    Zeroing in on a health insurance plan for your family is a tricky choice, given the number of insurers in the market who offer similar policies. It is not wise to simply choose the policy with the lowest amount of premium. You need to compare different policies, their features and benefits. Care Health Insurance is a specialist Health Insurer and offers products keeping in mind the needs of a customer in the event of a medical exigency. CHI offers a distinct set of benefits giving a clear choice for providing you with the best possible health insurance.

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    Q. What are Pre-existing Diseases?

    Pre-exisiting diseases are conditions, ailments, injuries, or diseases for which any signs or symptoms leading to an illness or medical condition are presented when the policy is proposed.

    Q. What is considered a pre-existing condition under a health insurance policy?

    Under Care Freedom, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high BMI (Body Mass Index) is considered as pre-existing conditions. We provide medical and non-medical coverage for these conditions after the specified waiting period, subject to policy terms.

    Q.Do I need to bear co-payment under the Care Freedom policy?

    Yes, as a standard, people with pre-existing ailments need to bear 20 or 30% of the final claim amount payable. We shall pay the remaining amount up to the sum insured. However, you may opt for a co-payment waiver benefit by paying a slighty higher premium according to policy terms and conditions.

    Q. How to get Health insurance for Pre-existing Diseases?

    One can buy health insurance for pre-existing diseases similar to standard health insurance. However, the patient has to declare the pre-existing conditions, and the policy will be issued based on the tele-underwriting.

    Q.If I have pre-existing conditions. Can I buy health insurance?

    Yes, you are eligible to buy a health plan even if you have a pre-existing condition. Depending on the underwriter's decreation, we will pre-define the waiting period you need to complete before raising a claim for your treatment expenses.

    Q.What is Care Freedom, and how does it help Diabetic, Hypertension, and High BMI patients?

    Care Freedom is a health cover that has been designed particularly for people suffering from lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and high BMI. It provides complete cover for various expenses related to these diseases after the waiting period. The coverage includes in-patient care, day-care treatment, pre-and-post hospitalization expenses, consumable allowance, ambulance cover, domiciliary hospitalization, and also dialysis procedure.

    Q.What is the claim procedure for Care freedom?

    The procedure for getting a claim for Care Freedom is effortless. The insured has to submit a duly-signed claim form and essential documents like hospital bills for reimbursement claim. In case of a cashless claim, we will directly pay your bills to the hospital. Also, the policyholder should intimate the insurer as per a specified time for emergency and planned hospitalization.

    Q.Can I get health insurance if I have diabetes?

    Yes, if you have diabetes as a pre-existing condition, you are eligible to purchase Care Freedom and secure future treatment funds with quality healthcare providers.

    Q.Why should I buy a diabetes health insurance policy?

    If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, High BP, or if you are obese, then buying a health insurance policy for these pre-existing conditions will be helpful. It is essential as the costs of healthcare services in India are getting expensive, especially in private healthcare centers. Having a health policy will reserve your savings and help you access the best treatment without any hassle.

    Q.Can a High BP, diabetic, or hypertension patient can get a health insurance policy in India?

    Yes, a high BP, diabetic, or hypertension patient can get health insurance. CHIL's Care Freedom is specially designed for people with pre-existing diseases such as hypertension & diabetes without a pre-policy medical check-up so, that they can afford the best treatment and stay healthy.

    Q.How can I buy health insurance for high BP?

    You can easily buy the mediclaim for high BP online. Just go to the Care Health Insurance website, click "Care Freedom," and enter your details on the given form. You get the quote with a premium amount. You can make the payment online through our secure payment gateway and get the policy document online.

    Q.Does the health insurance policy cover my pre and post-hospitalization expenses?

    Yes, the health insurance policy covers your pre and post-hospitalization expenses for high BP. It is valid till 30 days beyond the policy end date.

    Q.Do I get an ambulance cover as well under a health insurance policy for hypertension?

    Yes, you will get the reimbursement for ambulance charges under your health insurance policy for hypertension.

    Q.Is there any tax benefit for buying Care Freedom?

    Yes, you can avail of tax benefits under section 80 D of the Income Tax Act 1961. According to the section, the insurance premium paid for self, spouse, dependent parents, or children, is liable for tax exemption.

    Q.What is the waiting period in the Care Freedom policy for Diabetics?

    Care Freedom Plan is one of the comprehensive health insurance for BP and diabetic patients. The waiting period for pre-existing diseases is 24 months.

    Q.Is pre-health check-up essential to get a diabetes health cover in India?

    No, a pre-policy medical check-up is not essential to get health insurance for diabetic patients in India. However, the underwriter may ask to go for a pre-medical policy check-up in some cases.

    Q.Can I take cashless treatment under the diabetes insurance policy?

    Yes, CHIL offers the best health insurance for diabetes in India, with a vast network of over 20,800+ cashless healthcare providers.

    Disclaimer: Information above is just for reference. Kindly read T & C of policy thoroughly, Do refer IRDAI guidelines for tax exemption conditions.

    *IBAI Claims Handbook for FY 19-20

    ^^Number of Cashless Healthcare Providers till 25th March 2022

    **10% discount is applicable for a 3-year policy

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