Shriram Life Comprehensive Cancer Care


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ABOUT PLAN

Shriram Life Comprehensive Cancer Care Plan (UIN-Code) is a non-linked insurance plan. As one of the best cancer insurance plans in India, it provides benefits on diagnosis and during its treatment in both initial and critical stages.

Cancer can take a toll on the patient and his/her family members physically, emotionally and financially. This plan helps minimise the financial burden and allows caregivers to focus on the patient.

Key Features


PLAN OPTIONS

– Lump sum payment
– Lump sum payment with monthly income*

PREMIUM

– Minimum Rs. 500/- (In all cases)
– Waiver for 3 years (or less)

PAYOUTS

Sum Assured
– 25%, Initial Stage
– 100%, Critical Stage

TAX BENEFITS

On premium paid
under Income Tax laws

*2% per month of sum assured can be availed for 5 years for critical stage cancer (under monthly income option)
Shriram Life Comprehensive Cancer Care Plan – UIN 128N070V01

ENTRY AGE

Minumum

18 Yrs

Maximum

65 Yrs

(As on last birthday)

MATURITY AGE

Maximum

75 Yrs

(As on last birthday)

SUM ASSURED

Rs.5 Lakhs to Rs.50 Lakhs

(In multiples of 5 Lakhs)

POLICY / PREMIUM PAYMENT TERM

10 Yr

15 Yr

20 Yr

(Minimum premium Rs. 500 on all modes)

PREMIUM PAYMENT MODE

  • Yearly
  • Half yearly
  • Quarterly

BENEFIT OPTIONS

Lump sum benefit

Lump sum + Monthly income benefit

For more information, click here to download the policy document

  • I already have a mediclaim, why do I need a separate cancer plan?

    The medical expenses incurred for cancer treatment may be very high, depending on the stage. Mediclaim cover may not be sufficient to cover the treatment expenses for Cancer and mediclaim policies offers only pre and post hospitalization expenses based on the bill amount.

  • How different is this plan from regular mediclaim policies in India?

    This is a fixed benefit plan and offers lump sum pay-out at predefined stages as opposed to Mediclaim plans where the benefit pay-outs depends upon the expenditure incurred in hospital.

  • What if I missed my premium due date?

    You have a period of 15 days as grace period from the premium due date for Quarterly and Half-Yearly modes and 30 days grace period from the premium due date for annual mode, to pay the premium. If a due premium is not received within the grace period, your policy will lapse and the insurance cover will cease.

  • What if I am not happy with the plan?

    If you are not satisfied with any of the terms and conditions of the Policy, you may return the Policy document along with a letter stating the reason for dissatisfaction within 30 days of receipt of the Policy document. Upon return of this Policy by You, this Policy will terminate and all rights, benefits and interests under this Policy shall stand extinguished.

  • Will the premium remain same for the entire term?

    Premiums are guaranteed for a period of 3 years. After every 3 Policy years, reviews will be carried out to determine whether the applicable premium will remain same or will change at the end of the guaranteed period. Premium revision will be applicable on approval from IRDAI. We will inform you about premium revision, if any at least 30 days in advance.

  • What is the list of exclusions in the policy?

    Please refer our Sales Brochure for details.

  • Can husband and wife apply jointly on the policy?

    No, it is an individual insurance plan.

  • Who can be a nominee in the policy?

    As per Sec. 39 nominee can be any person nominated by the policyholder. In most cases, nominees are immediate family members (Spouse, children, father and mother). Other person can be nominated by mentioning the relation & reason.

  • What if I stop paying Premiums?

    In case the premiums are not paid within the Grace period, the policy will lapse and no benefits will be payable.

  • How can I revive my Policy?

    The Policyholder can apply for reinstatement of the lapsed policy within two years from the due date of the first unpaid premium. In case of reinstatement, the policyholder will need to pay all unpaid premiums plus interest.

  • Can I opt for this plan if I have pre-existing cancer?

    No, you are not eligible for the plan if you have pre-existing Cancer.

  • Can I opt for this plan if I consume tobacco?

    Yes, you can take this plan if you consume tobacco, beedi, cigarette or gutka.

  • What is the waiting period for one to get the claim?

    There is an initial waiting period of 180 days from the date of commencement of the Policy or from the date of reinstatement of the Policy, for diagnosis of cancer & valid claim to be admissible under this Policy.

  • Once I have uploaded my documents on the website, do I also need to courier the same?

    You have the option of either uploading your documents on the website or sending it via courier to us.

  • Is there a difference between Cancer, Critical and Health Insurance?

    Yes. Cancer Care Plans are different from regular life insurance plans. The differences are listed below:

Cancer Care Plans Critical Illness Insurance Health Care Plans
Reason to Buy
  • Covers all expenses of cancer
  • This is a benefit-based policy
  • Can use it to pay for your medical expenses or as a replacement of your monthly income
  • Benefit-based plan that provides lump sum benefit after a critical illness has been diagnosed
  • The amount can be used for treatment or recuperation expenses
  • This is a basic indemnity-based health care plan, which means that the insurer reimburses hospital expenses or provide cashless treatment
  • Ideal for covering the rising cost of hospitalisation, treatments, diagnosis, medical aid, etc.
What Does It Cover?
  • SLIC offers the Cancer Insurance Plan that provides comprehensive coverage against all stages of cancer (Pre-stage, Early Stage and Major Stage)
  •  Critical illness plans cover some common diseases/illnesses mentioned in the policy document. The pay-out is yours to spend
  • Covers actual medical and surgical expenses incurred by the insured. Coverage is restricted to hospital expenses only, with strict sub-limits for room rent, etc.
Who is it for?
  • Ideal for those individuals who identify the risks and understand the costs associated with cancer.
  • A cancer insurance policy should be purchased in addition to a basic health insurance policy. Start with a basic health insurance policy and add a specialised cancer insurance policy
  • Ideal for individuals who have a higher probability of developing a critical illness and can identify the risks and costs associated with such illnesses.
  • One should ideally start with a basic health insurance policy and then avail a critical illness plan for additional cover
  • A basic policy that is a must for everyone. With rising overall healthcare costs, a health insurance policy should be given precedence before the other two. However, in case or a critical illness or cancer, a basic health insurance policy might prove to be inadequate. Hence the need to add critical illness and cancer cover
Insurance Term
  • Available for long terms like 20+ years
  • Available for long terms like 20+ years
  •  Needs to be renewed after every 1 or 2 years

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Cancer is a life-changing disease. It is severe, difficult on patients & caregivers and very expensive to treat.
Given cancer touches everyone’s lives in one way or another, here are a few things you should know about this disease.

Myths Facts
It cannot be treated effectively While it is true that cancer treatments come with no assurances, instances where traces of Cancer have been completely removed are not unheard of. Treatment also mitigates the spread of Cancer.
Chances of survival are low Winning the battle against cancer is influenced by multiple factors. The type of cancer, its stage, patient’s age, overall fitness and medical history play a significant role in determining your survival against cancer. Timely detection and good post-operative care is known to result in complete remission in many cases.
Surgical removal of Cancer causes it to spread A good oncology surgeon is extremely careful while taking a biopsy or carrying out a surgery. Most of the times some healthy tissue around the Cancer is also removed as a precaution. Some may take extra precautions if they are certain of the cancer recurring.
Cancer is a communicable disease A healthy person can never ‘catch’ cancer from a person who suffers from the disease. However, there are a few bacteria/infections that if transferred, could increase the risk.
Injuries cause Cancer Injuries / Bruises do not cause cancer. There is a possibility that while treating an injury cancer may be detected, but it certainly is not the cause. Chronic inflammatory processes may at times increase the risk of certain cancers, but these instances only account for a small fraction of cases.
Nothing can be done to prevent Cancer While there are no guarantees, a modified lifestyle can reduce the occurrence of cancer. Simple steps like, quitting tobacco, reducing alcohol consumption, exercising, protecting yourself from the sun etc. can easily reduce your vulnerability.
Cancer Symptoms
Breast cancer A lump in the breast, bloody discharge from the nipple and changes in the shape or texture of the nipple or breast.
Prostate cancer Difficulty in urination, but sometimes there are no symptoms at all.
Basal cell cancer This cancer typically appears as a white, waxy lump or a brown, scaly patch on sun-exposed areas, such as the face and neck.
Melanoma A new, unusual growth or a change in an existing mole. Melanomas can occur anywhere on the body.
Colon cancer Colorectal cancer symptoms depend on the size and location of the cancer. Commonly experienced symptoms – changes in bowel habits, changes in stool consistency, blood in the stool and abdominal discomfort.
Lung cancer A cough (often with blood), chest pain, wheezing and weight loss. These symptoms often don’t appear until the cancer is advanced.
Leukemia Many patients with slow-growing types of leukaemia don’t have symptoms. Rapidly growing types of leukaemia may show signs of fatigue, weight loss, frequent infections and easy bleeding or bruising.
Lymphoma Symptoms include enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue and weight loss.

Statistics show that one in three women will get cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer cases are on the rise and survival rates are dismal. Majority of the cases are due to late detection and lack of awareness. Although both men and women are affected by cancer, they experience cancer’s impact differently, from the side effects they deal with, to the decisions they make about their care.

  • Most common causes of mortality:

    • Ignoring symptoms
    • Late detection
    • Irregular check-ups
    • Lack of good post-operative care
  • Symptoms women shouldn’t ignore:

    • Bloating
    • Depression
    • Breast Changes
    • Heartburn
    • Skin Changes
    • Changes in lymph nodes
    • Trouble Swallowing
    • Blood in Urine / Stool
    • Weight Loss
    • Fatigue

Very often while playing the role of the primary caregiver for their loved ones and family, women tend to forget themselves. And when they do realise something is wrong, it is often too late. Women are central to our societies and communities and their wellness should be of utmost importance.

–When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!!–

Doing what you can to help prevent cancer is your best defence. Knowing about cancer and what you can do to help reduce your risk of it can help save your life. Early detection is of utmost importance. Finding cancer early, before it has spread, gives you the best chance to do something about it.

  • Reducing your risk against cancer:

    • Stay away from tobacco and reduce alcohol consumption: Research has shown that smoking causes lung cancer while those who chew tobacco are at a major risk for oral cancer. Alcohol consumption should also be limited.
    • Reduce your weight and stay healthy: Risk of cancer is known to go up with obesity.
    • Exercise regularly: Regular exercise will prepare your body to fight against anything that should come its way. Cancer is a lifestyle disease and staying active will help reduce your risk.
    • Eat healthy: A well balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables will help take care of nutrition requirements and reduce your risk.
    • Protect your skin: The sun’s UV rays are harmful and can cause skin cancer. Make sure you use a sunscreen when you are stepping out for prolonged periods in the sun.
    • Know yourself, your family history, and your risks
    • Get regular check-ups and cancer screening tests
  • Reducing your Financial Risk:

    The economics of cancer care is daunting. Cancer is known to wipe out savings of entire families given the expensive treatment and the length of time one is required to be in medical care. One of the ways to prepare for this is to buy a cancer insurance plan that will mitigate some of the financial risks.

    • Cost of cancer care:

      • Cancer treatment could start at Rs 2.5 lakh for six months of treatment, with some of the lowest priced generic drugs in the world, and could go upto as much to as Rs 20 lakh, with novel drugs and targeted medicines.
      • Cost of diagnostics (CT Scans, PET Scans, MRIs, biopsy) is high and treatment costs are out of reach for many if it is detected late.
      • In addition to treatment cost, out of pocket expenses are known to skyrocket due to travel, hospital stays, and other expenses. Loss of income because of work days lost further adds to the burden.
    • Understanding some key aspects of cancer insurance:

      • Common to all plans

        The lump sum payout at any stage will be reduced to the extent of any payouts at an earlier stage. For example, if 100 percent of the sum insured is payable in the major stage, then the 25 percent paid in the early stage will be deducted before this major state payout is made, i.e., only 75% of the sum insured would get paid at this stage. Also, there is no death benefit but if a patient dies within the waiting period, 100 percent of the premium is refunded to the family.

      • Policy term

        An important feature to consider while choosing a plan is what is its maximum term? Most cancer plans have the maturity age fixed at 75. But the maximum term can make a big difference in the decision.

      • Premium paying term

        The premium paying term will depend on your appetite. Most plans allow you to compute a premium that suits you by using a premium calculator.

      • Increasing medical costs

        The increased sum insured is called the indexed sum insured as the annual increase is indexed to the initial sum insured.) Though the premium could be higher for such a plan, it does ensure taking care of the escalating medical costs.

  • When you have cancer:

    After your cancer treatment, as a cancer survivor you’re eager to return to good health. But beyond your initial recovery, there are ways to improve your long-term health so that you can enjoy the years ahead as a cancer survivor.
    The recommendations for cancer survivors are no different from the recommendations for anyone who wants to improve his or her health: Exercise, eat a balanced diet, maintain a healthy weight, avoid tobacco and limit the amount of alcohol you drink.
    But for cancer survivors, these strategies have added benefits. These simple steps can improve your quality of life, and smoothen your transition back to wellness. Here’s what you can do to take care of yourself after cancer treatment.

    • Stay physically active –

      • Regular exercise increases your sense of well-being after cancer treatment and can help with speedy recovery.
      • Cancer survivors who exercise may experience:
        -Increased strength and endurance
        -Fewer signs and symptoms of depression
        -Less anxiety
        -Reduced fatigue
        -Improved mood
        -Higher self-esteem
        -Less pain
        -Improved sleep
      • Adding physical activity to your daily routine doesn’t take a lot of extra work. Focus on small steps to make your life more active. Take the stairs more often or park farther from your destination and walk the rest of the way. Check with your doctor before you begin any exercise program. With your doctor’s approval, start slowly and work your way up. The American Cancer Society recommends adult cancer survivors exercise for at least 30 minutes five or more days a week. As you recover and adjust, you might find that more exercise makes you feel even better.
      • Sometimes you won’t feel like exercising, and that’s OK. Don’t feel guilty if lingering treatment side effects, such as fatigue, keep you sidelined. When you feel up to it, take a walk around the block. Do what you can, and remember that rest also is important to your recovery.
    • Eat a Balanced Diet –

      • Vary your diet to include lots of fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains. The American Cancer Society recommends that cancer survivor eat at least 2.5 cups of fruits and vegetables every day. Choose healthy fats, including omega-3 fatty acids, rather than saturated fats or trans fats. Select proteins that are low in saturated fat, such as fish, lean meats, eggs, nuts, seeds and legumes. Opt for healthy sources of carbohydrates, such as whole grains, legumes, and fruits and vegetables This combination of foods will ensure that you’re eating plenty of the vitamins and nutrients you need to help make your body strong.
      • While it may be tempting to supplement your diet with a host of vitamin and mineral supplements, resist that urge. Some cancer survivors think that if a small amount of vitamins is good, a large amount must be even better. But that isn’t the case. In fact, large amounts of certain nutrients can hurt you. If you’re concerned about getting all the vitamins you need, ask your doctor if taking a daily multivitamin is right for you.
    • Maintain your weight –

      • You may have gained or lost weight during treatment. Try to get your weight to a healthy level. Talk to your doctor about what a healthy weight is for you and the best way to go about achieving that goal weight. You and your doctor can work together to control nausea, pain or other side effects of cancer treatment that may be preventing you from getting the nutrition you need.
  • Caregiving can be overwhelming. Here are a few things that could help:

    • Make lists of tasks to be done; Keep patient’s papers, documents and receipts in order.
    • Actively seek help when needed. Speak to someone who has been through the struggle, or go through counselling.
    • Organise your finances, and pay attention to post-operative care instructions.

    • Understand insurance documentation and claim procedures from insurance company or employer.
    • Try to stay positive and don’t forget about yourself!