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  Consult a doc and read the fine print before signing up for a health policy


WHEN is a heart attack not a heart attack? When it does not fit into the definition that appears in fine print on an insurance policy.

Cases abound of insurance companies rejecting claims of critical illness even after doctors have confirmed it.

But the news is not all bad: The Financial Mediation Bureau has ruled many times against nit-picking insurers.

Even so, our investigations show that you should not sign up for a health policy without first consulting a doctor to save yourself heartaches in the future.

Source: The Star, 27 Jan 2012 

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