Edelweiss General Insurance introduces first-of-its-kind features in its health insurance policy


~Features such as Zero Discharge Time, Guaranteed Bed and Zero Deposit available through Edelweiss health insurance policy


Edelweiss General Insurance Company Limited, the general insurance arm of Edelweiss Financial Services Limited (one of India’s leading diversified financial service firm), is the first in the industry to introduce first-of-its-kind features in its Health Insurance policy – Zero Discharge time, Zero Deposit and Guaranteed Bed.

The company guarantees its customers ‘ZERO’ discharge time for a total of 14 procedures which are initially being rolled out across 23 hospitals pan-India.  These procedures include common occurrences like cataract, maternity, cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal) etc. Some of the hospitals under the policy are APOLLO SPECTRA HOSPITALS, CHEMBUR, TITAN HOSPITAL, SAPNA HEALTHCARE CENTRE and SURANA SETHIA HOSPITAL, CHEMBUR.

Anup Rau, CEO, Edelweiss General Insurance said, “Currently, discharge time for a patient ranges from 2 to 5+ hours and is the # 1 cause of customer grievance. Being admitted to a hospital is a painful period for the patient as well as its family. We are pleased to introduce this feature across our health policies as we believe that settlement of dues should not ideally add on to the ordeal of a patient.”

The other add-on features include “Guaranteed bed” and “Zero deposit”. Guaranteed bed feature ensures that the policy holder will get a bed in the hospital which is listed under the health insurance policy. With Zero Deposit feature customers of Edelweiss Health Insurance don’t have to pay the deposit amount for the time they are using the bed/room to get cured/treated. Edelweiss General Insurance has tied up with Wockhardt Hospitals (the entire chain – Mumbai Central, Mira Road, Vashi, Nagpur, Nashik, Surat), Zen Hospital, Mumbai and Nanavati hospital, Mumbai to offer “Guaranteed Bed” and “Zero Deposit” feature.

“At Edelweiss General Insurance, we consistently work towards providing innovative and relevant insurance products to our customers and these three features will not only make the situation hassle free for the customer but also ensures the customer that he/she can rely on us. With Zero Discharge, Guaranteed bed and Zero deposit feature, we aim that our customers make the best use of their insurance policy,” Rau added.

Edelweiss General Insurance Company Limited had launched “Edelweiss Health Insurance”, a comprehensive health insurance policy, loaded with customer friendly features and services in early September. Edelweiss General Insurance caters to India’s exponentially growing market for non-life insurance. 




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