Checking into a Hotel for COVID-19 Treatment? Here’s How You Can Claim Reimbursement from Your Insurer

If hospitals running short of beds and you have tied up with hotels to act as depending on the facilities available, patients could get access to doctor visits, nursing services, monitoring and even oxygen support at such hotels. In fact, a few state governments, too, have converted some hotels into temporary COVID-19 care facilities.

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Treated as makeshift facilities

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) had, last year, issued a notification recognising ‘makeshift’ or temporary hospitals. You can claim reimbursement for the expenses incurred under your regular health insurance policies.

Insurers were asked to settle claims of patients who seek treatment at such facilities, provided such facilities are approved by central or state governments.

(The article is posted from Money Control without any modification.)