Supplement employer’s COVER with one of your own
Health insurance is a complete no-no when people are in their twenties or thirties, a possibility when they are their forties, and an absolute necessity when they are nearing their sunset years. This is the general perception and practice within society. Moreover, while we are earning, especially when employed, we rely solely on the health insurance provided by the employer. Group covers are certainly more beneficial as most of them cover normal exclusions (coverage in case of disease or illness during the first 30 days of the policy), allow maternity expenses, and also cover pre-existing diseases.
But is the health insurance cover provided by your employer enough? In this era, when there are opportunities galore and people switch jobs faster than in their parents’ generation, and when hire-and-fire policy is a reality and not merely something that one hears and reads about, relying solely on the health insurance policy provided by the employer can spell trouble.
Cause for worry
Whether you have been retrenched or are moving on to greener pastures, as soon as you move out of the ambit of your present employer the insurance cover provided by it ceases to exist. Should something happen to you in the interim after quitting the old organisation and before joining the new one, you are left to your
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