Issue Date: Dec 31, 2009
When it comes to health insurance, the common apprehension among people is they should not be taken for a ride. Sixty one-year-old Praveen Damani from Bilaspur bought a policy from the Oriental Insurance Company Ltd in 2000 and got himself covered for Rs 3,50,000. In August, two months after getting the policy, he developed chest pain and was advised coronary angiography. The company rejected the claim of Rs 26,747 for the surgery saying the disease had pre-existed.
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