The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has said that from now on, any health insurance claim related to covid19 should be settled within 60 minutes. IRDAI has given these instructions after a verdict from Delhi High Court on Thursday.
Delhi High Court verdict
The Delhi High Court has directed IRDAI that insurance companies settle cashless claims as quickly as possible. After which IRDAI has told all insurance companies that the claim should be received within 60 minutes. After the covid patient is admitted to the hospital and all his documents are submitted.
Many patients got a lot of relief from this. Due to this, it will be easier to get beds in hospitals. Because quickly patients can also be discharged and other patients can be admitted.
IRDAI said that the High Court has directed that cashless claims of covid-19 should be sanctioned within 30 to 60 minutes. So that there is no delay in discharging patients and beds in hospitals remain empty.
Let me tell you that before this, IRDAI had given time to settle the claim within 2 hours. But the second wave of Corona is increasing rapidly due to which there are a lot of patients in the hospitals, due to this, the claim will be paid in 60 minutes.