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Narayan Question by Narayan on Sep 08, 2022Translate
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I have a health insurance policy, running continued from 2012 without any claim up to 2022. In 2021, I ported it to another company.

Unfortunately, this year in April my son was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and required repeated hospitalisation. Expenses were taken care of by the insurance company. Now my doubts are:

1. My son is advised to have an injection every 8 weeks continuously for next 2 years. This is expensive and will be done in PICU as a day-care procedure. It might take 10 to 12 hours for the procedure, to be done in PICU (He is 14 years old). How I can get these expenses covered by my insurance.

2. Is there any limit on number of claims, in a year, as I already have many this year?

Is there any possibility, that my insurance company might deny the next renewal due to more number of claims?

Ans: Hi Narayan, my best wishes to you and your family. To answer your questions, if your policy has Day Care treatment included in the policy document, then the same can be claimed for. There is no limit to the number of claims taken in a year. However, you can only apply for claims only up to the sum assured value of your health policy.

As far as insurer denying renewal due to number of claims, the answer is no, insurer will not deny your renewal. However, there is a possibility that the insurer will increase your yearly premium based on the re-evaluated risk.

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