Insurance Expert - Answered on Dec 22, 2022
For example, if you have a base policy with sum assured of 5 lakh and a top-up policy over it with a sum assured of 10 lakh and you raise a claim for 7 lakh, the 2 lakh difference will be covered by the top-up plan. However, if you don't have a top-up plan you will have to pay it from your pocket.
Top-up plan can be subscribed to when you feel the sum assured value of your base policy will not provide enough coverage. There are no cons of buying a top-up policy; it is advisable that with age one increases their coverage amount to be on a safer side.
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Ever increasing medical inflation and ongoing deadly infection makes it essential to not only have health insurance but also insurance cover with an adequate sum insured.
The need of a specified sum insured can be optimised by breaking it into two policies. One basic and another top up totalling up to sum insured required by you. This option is recommended rather than having a single policy with higher sum insured.