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Karthik Jerome New Delhi
Health insurance premiums have, on average, risen 4.78 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2022, according to PolicyX.com’s health insurance price index. The index, computed by factoring in price changes by five leading insurers (across age groups and sum insured) is an average figure. Many customers would have experienced much higher premium hikes--of 20-40 per cent--over the past year.

Adverse claim experience

One key driver of premium hikes is insurers’ adverse claim experience. “Both, the number and the average size of claims rose during the pandemic,” says Kapil Mehta, co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO), SecureNow.

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First Published: Nov 23 2022 | 6:44 PM IST

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