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Launches industry-first Vi Hospicare on Recharge of Rs. 51 and Rs. 301.

It offers in-built health insurance benefits to a large base of Indian users who remain uncovered

Aditya Birla Health Insurance to offer Rs. 1,000 worth of hospitalisation expenses per day on medical exigencies incl Covid.

Rs. 2,000/Day will be offered on ICU expenses, to Vi users who subscribe to these plans

To address societal impact due to the Covid-19 pandemic, telecom operator Vi in association with Aditya Birla Health Insurance (ABHI) has launched a first-of-its-kind product offering – ‘Vi Hospicare’.

This unique offering of ‘Vi Hospicare’ provides hospitalisation cover for Vi prepaid customers. Vi customers get a fixed cover of up to Rs 1,000 for a period of 24 hours of hospitalization, and Rs 2,000 of cover for ICU expenses, from ABHI.

The offer covers hospitalisation for ailments including Covid 19 or any pre-existing disease. Vi Hospicare’s bundled health insurance proposition can be availed by a large number of pre-paid customers with two affordable recharges at different price points of Rs. 51 and Rs. 301.

Recharge Price Health Benefit Telco Benefit Validity
Rs. 51 Rs. 1000/day 500 SMS free 28 days
Rs. 301 Rs. 1000/day Unlimited Calls   + 1.5 GB data/day+ 2GB extra + 100 SMS / day 28 days

In case of ICU treatment, the customers will get double payout of Rs. 2,000/day

The current pandemic has drawn the focus on the impact of unexpected illnesses on the socio-economic fabric of countries.

According to a National Survey Report (published in July 2020), only 14% of India’s rural population and 19% of urban India had health insurance coverage.

Low awareness on health insurance combined with high medical expenses, places a significant burden on the out-of-pocket expenses of our population.

Vi Hospicare Features:

Particulars Details
Daily Cash Benefit Rs. 1000 per day
ICU Treatment Rs 2000 per day for ICU treatment
Coverage Period Insurance cover extends by 28 days on
every continuous recharge of 51/301
Age Group 18 to 55 years
Limit per Hospitalisation 10 days per event
Limit per Policy year 30 days per year
Deductible 1 day
First 30 Days Waiting Period Applicable
Waiting Period for Accident Cases Not Applicable
Two Year Waiting Period for specific ailments Not Applicable
Pre- Existing Diseases Waiting Period Not Applicable

 

Commenting on the initiative of Hospicare, Vi CMO Avneesh Khosla said the company strives to empower consumers to thrive.

We are focused on bringing innovative, affordable solutions for a better tomorrow for over 1 billion Indian mobile phone users. Vi Hospicare offering, in association with Aditya Birla Health Insurance, is another endeavor under our collaborative program to provide beneficial, value-adding solutions to our customers,” said Avneesh Khosla.

He also pointed out that health and wellness is a prime focus area at Vi, and with this partnership, the company has taken a significant step ahead that will help ease the financial burden of unexpected hospitalization for our users.

“I am sure this simplistic offering, with no hidden costs, and powerful benefits, will be immensely beneficial for our prepaid customers across different social strata,” said Avneesh Khosla.

Unplanned medical expenses

Commenting on the partnership, Aditya Birla Health Insurance CEO Mayank Bathwal said the country is witness to issue of unplanned medical expenses where people pay for medical emergencies from their savings.

“These expenses can lead to a heavy financial burden and impoverishment for some. At Aditya Birla Health Insurance, we believe that healthcare protection should be universal and strive to offer need-based health insurance for all at an affordable cost. Vi Hospicare will serve as an easily accessible simplified health insurance cover that offers hospitalisation benefit for necessary treatment with hassle-free claims,” said Mayank Bathwal.

Mayank Bathwal also pointed out that the partnership with Vi will provide the necessary reach and penetration to reinforce the company’s commitment towards extending prudent health insurance solutions to customers across diverse economic backgrounds.

ABHI Health coverage is applicable for all hospitals incl registered government hospitals, allopathy / AYUSH hospitals. Making the claims process hassle free, Vi customers can claim the benefit by just showing a scanned copy of the discharge certificate and basic verification.

Vodafone Idea Limited is an Aditya Birla Group and Vodafone Group partnership. It is India’s leading telecom service provider. The Company provides pan India Voice and Data services across 2G, 3G and 4G platform.

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