IRDAI asks insurers to settle claims as per cashless agreements with hospitals, policy terms

IRDAI asks insurers to settle claims as per cashless agreements with hospitals, policy terms

Insurance regulator IRDAI has directed insurers to settle cashless COVID-19 claims as per the tariff decided by insurers, hospitals and third-party administrators (TPA). “Insurers shall make efforts to have an agreement with health providers on rates for treatment of Covid-19 similar to other diseases for which rate agreements are in place,” the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) said in a circular on January 13. “For cashless claims, insurers have been asked to settle claims based on agreed rates. Some insurance companies have agreements with hospitals on treatment charges for infectious diseases. So, even if COVID-19 is not …
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