Insurance major for affordable, attractive health packages

Health insurance policies need to be attractive and affordable to include more people under their ambit, K Sanath Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director of National Insurance Company Ltd, said today.

Kumar said the insurer's main objective is to achieve the highest level of good health and well-being, through preventive and promotive health care orientation in all developmental policies.

He was speaking at the 'National Insurance ASSOCHAM Summit-Connecting Wellness to Insurance' here.

"We are working towards achieving universal access to good quality health care services without anyone having to face financial hardship as a consequence," Kumar said.

A panel discussion was also held during the conference in which speakers suggested that punitive tax must be levied against those who do not take health insurance in the country.

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