Maternity Insurance: Insurers are having a Chillar Party: Maternity insurance sales skyrocket as couples brace for soaring costs

Couples in India are becoming increasingly wary of the rising cost of having a baby, which is leading to a surge in demand for health insurance plans offering maternity benefits, as per a report by PolicyBazaar.

These policies can be purchased up to nine months before childbirth. Currently, they are growing at 80 per cent on an annual basis, data shows.

Considerably enough, 78 per cent of policies with maternity benefits are purchased by men for their spouses, says PolicyBazaar.

While claims are highly likely with these policies due to planned pregnancies, insurers are seeing them as a means to

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Eligibility for ACA health insurance extended to DACA recipients: What it means

The Biden Administration has expanded eligibility for health care coverage to immigrants enrolled in the program known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. KERA Immigration Reporter Stella Chavez speaks with Justin Martin, the local host of All Things Considered, about what this decision means.

What did the Biden Administration do and who does this affect?

Late last week, the US Department of Health and Human Services finalized a regulation that allows those with DACA status to sign up for health care through the Affordable Care Act, so either the Health Insurance Marketplace or the Basic Health

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