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What is the difference between premium and benefits

What is the difference between premium and benefits

Question: 
I have asked for a quotation for individual plan. Question : Can you please tell me what is the difference between "premium" and "benifits" in the option of your application form? Thanks & regards.

Answer: 
An insurance premium is the fee paid by the policy holder to the health insurance provider, which entitles them to the benefits under the health insurance policy. The insurance premium is usually paid once per year, but it can also be paid per month or per day, depending on the agreement between the insurer and policy holder.

The insurance premium is normally calculated by the age and residential location of the policyholder. Other factors can influence a premium amount, such as the medical benefits desired by the policy holder or premium saving benefits such as deductibles.

The health insurance policy is a contract between the insurer and the policy holder. The health insurance policy will include a list of benefits that the policy holder is entitled to. Typical benefits of a health insurance policy will include inpatient and outpatient cover. Other types of benefits can be included on a health insurance plan, such as maternity, dental, member and premium saving benefits.


Inpatient Benefits:

Ambulance
Hospital Accommodation
Intensive Care
Nursing
Surgery
Rehabilitation


Outpatient Benefits:

Doctor Consultation
Health Check up
Diagnostic Tests
Vaccinations
Prescription Medications
Rehabilitation


Maternity Benefits:

Prenatal and Postnatal Care
Normal Delivery
Birth with complications
Cesarian Section
Midwife
Home Birth


Dental Benefits:

Routine Check up
Scale and Polish
Dental Accident
Restorative Dental (Fillings, Root Canal)
Major Dental (Braces, Crown, Bridge)
Orthodontic (Braces)


Member Benefits

Health and Well Being services
Medical, Security and Legal Advice
Second Opinion Medical Service
Comprehensive Health Screening Checks
Discounts on health care services
Emergency Helplines
Claims and Customer Service Helplines


Premium Saving Benefits:

Deductibles - policy holder pays for their medical treatment up to a certain amount, before receiving reimbursement from the insurance company.
Geographic Area of Coverage - exclusion of medical cover in certain geographic regions such as the United States can reduce the price of a premium.


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