Pandemic, Health Insurance, and Legal Implications: A Comprehensive Analysis of Insurance Law in India

  • Mukta Priya
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  • Mukta Priya

    Student at GITAM University, India

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In the context of the Indian healthcare system, and especially in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic, the paper "Pandemic, Health Insurance, and Legal Implications: A Comprehensive Analysis of Insurance Law in India" explores the complex terrain of health insurance. It looks at the fundamentals of health insurance, the different kinds of it, and how private insurance companies are changing in India. In order to shed light on the various ways to healthcare funding in India, the article discusses the important government health schemes, community-based efforts, employer-provided health insurance, and privately owned health insurance plans. There is also discussion of the changing role of private insurance carriers as well as the potential and problems they present. The report reveals the significant regulatory adjustments made by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) in reaction to the epidemic. Standard health insurance plans, COVID-19 treatment being protected by health insurance, and the availability of telemedicine services are some of these changes. The study also highlights how important it is for health insurance to serve the poor and vulnerable segments of society in order to guarantee affordable, high-quality healthcare access. Insights into the healthcare sector's bright future are provided by addressing the larger trends in India's healthcare system, which are defined by economic liberalisation and rising health consciousness. This study offers a thorough analysis of health insurance in India, its ability to withstand the COVID-19 pandemic, and the legislative adjustments that are transforming the sector. It emphasises how vital a strong health insurance system is, as a cornerstone of India's developing healthcare system.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 473 - 482


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