New Delhi, Feb 10 (PTI) In a big relief to dissatisfied health insurance policy holders, sectoral regulator Irda today allowed them portability — shifting policies from one insurer to another on same terms — from July 1.
"The Authority has examined various issues involved in the portability of health insurance plan and has issued necessary orders for effecting portability which will be implemented from July 01, 2011," Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (Irda) said in a statement.
The portability facility will allow policy holders to switch over to another insurance company with the same conditions.
"The accepting insurer shall provide cover, at least up to the sum assured in the previous insurance policy," the regulator said.
The new facility will also help those policy holders who stick to one insurer throughout life for fear of losing the cover for Pre Existing Diseases (PED).