The ongoing pandemic has people worried about the cost of treatment and loss to their savings in case they are afflicted by the virus. The sale of Health insurance policies have gone up by 30% in the last one month . However most of the sales have been online.
The Health Insurance Industry under directives from the government has introduced special policies for this current year with reduced premiums. These are intended for the employees when they report for work after lockdown.
The response to these schemes however not been very high even though there has been a partial lifting of the lockdown in most parts of the country.
It is to be seen if the demand for these policies increase when work begins in full flow from the next week.