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Royal Sundaram Hospital Cash

Objective This policy aims to cover expenses that are not not insured by other health insurance policies.
Suited for It can be bought by anyone sufficiently insured under a basic health cover and is looking to cover petty expenses that are beyond the scope of other health plans. The cover is available for self, spouse, dependent parents and dependent children.
What does it do? It has two plans: Silver and Gold. You may select either based on your requirement. Gold variant offers a higher cash allowance. The daily cash benefit will double in case of hospitalisation due to accident and triple on admission to ICU. The cash allowance amount can be spent by policyholder at his discretion.
Pros It provides triple cash benefit if admitted to ICU and double cash allowance if hospitalised due to accident.
Premiums paid towards this policy enjoy a tax benefit under Section 80D.
Our View The daily cash benefit can be utilized to pay for medical expenses or other expenses such as travel, accommodation and food of family members. Depending on severity of the situation such as accidental hospitalisation or ICU admission, this policy increases the cash allowance benefit for certain number of days. Buy this policy only if you already have a basic health insurance policy. This policy is not meant to replace health insurance plans but should be treated as a supplementary policy to enhance coverage.