How to find affordable personal accident plans with these easy steps

Individual Personal Accident Insurance

How to find affordable personal accident plans with these easy steps - By Nisha Trivedi   26th August 2019

Congratulations! That’s a very smart decision you’ve made, having decided to get personal accident insurance for yourself. But what now? Not sure where to start or which insurance to get? Don’t worry, that’s why we are here – to help your find the right plan using our truth lens 

Accident insurance is a type of 

personal insurance

 that protects from any unforeseen event listed in the policy. Though we know it is difficult to find the best accidental insurance policy in India, we have listed a few checks to compare individual accident insurance quote in India.

We’ve categorised the process of getting the right insurance into 5 simple steps. Here goes:

Prioritise your needs

Right now, the only thing you have considered is buying insurance to protect you in case of an accident. However, it would be helpful to prioritise your needs. If you want to secure your finances and save tax, keep that your priority. If you have a family, securing them becomes your priority. Understanding your priorities helps you figure out what kind of a plan you’d need.

Compare premiums and plans

While you know you need a policy that keeps you prepared for accidents, there are many other things to consider when it comes down to purchasing it. A common worry for most people is hefty premiums. Make sure you compare quotes from a couple of insurance providers before zeroing down on one. 

While most insurance plans offer the basic covers such as accidental death, total permanent disability etc. some providers may also offer additional benefits such as ambulance charge cover or education fund for your child. So, make sure you compare the offerings as well.

There are various covers for family as well as for

individual health insurance

offered by Magma HDI
Research your insurer

Once you’ve figured out who you want to get the insurance from, it’s time to make sure it’s the right choice. Check out the provider’s claim settlement ration, which will tell you how likely they are to settle your claims if the occasion arises. For instance, Magma HDI’s personal accident insurance is a policy with a claim settlement ratio of 91.85%. You should also check how extensive their network of hospitals is because a wide network means more options for you to get cashless treatment. 

Understand the limitations and exclusions

We have all heard of those cases where a lot of people find their insurance claims requests lost in the fine print. A good way to avoid that is by going through their policy wordings with a fine-tooth comb and to understand exactly what is covered and not covered. 

Figure out how to financially plan for it

Now, you can finally get to the purchasing part of the process. A common notion about insurance is that it is expensive but anyone who has ever had to pay hospital bills knows it’s not nearly as expensive. Having to pay these bills separately ends up costing even more than your premium. Premiums paid towards insurance also helps you save on taxes and hence, it makes for a great financial planning tool.

Now that you know how to get the right personal accident insurance, go ahead and secure your future right now. For comprehensive accident coverage take a look at our personal accident policy click here.

Looking for individual personal accident insurance, you’ve come to the right place!