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The coronavirus pandemic has posed an unprecedented global threat over the past few months and left many of us thinking about the worst-case scenarios. It’s only natural that as a human being we consider how we can keep our loved ones secured from COVID 19, whereas if anyone is caught with it, the financial burden is what might hit us hard to fight back with the virus in these hard times.

 If you are reading this right now, this thought has probably crossed your mind as well because the number of infected people has been rising to date.

So keeping that in mind, as the ongoing COVID-19 situation evolves, we want to reassure you that Khalti continues to be here to support you. We have made it easier for all the Khalti user to purchase Covid-19 insurance policy by collaborating with the following non-life insurance companies:

HGI Insurance Premier Insurance Nepal Insurance
Ajod Insurance Sagarmatha Insurance Siddhartha Insurance
Neco Insurance NLG Insurance Shikhar Insurance

 

If you opt to purchase the insurance policy for your whole family, then you are required to pay the insurance premium for each member. The premium amount starts from Rs 300. However, under the Covid-19 scheme, you will have the option either to do insurance of 50k or 100k. According to the Nepal insurance board “Covid-19 Insurance scheme has been divided into two categories, referring as ‘A’ and ‘B’. For more clarity please refer to the table below:

 

COVID-19 Insurance Scheme: Category A

Insurance Amount Insurance Fee
Individual Insurance Plan Family Insurance Plan
NPR 100,000 per person NPR 1,000 per person NPR 600 per person

 

COVID-19 Insurance Scheme: Category B

Insurance Amount Insurance Fee
Individual Insurance Plan Family Insurance Plan
NPR 50,000 per person NPR 500 per person NPR 300 per person

 

The Covid-19 Insurance policy has a validity period of one year i.e. the customers can take the benefit of this plan for 1 year after purchasing the Covid-19 insurance policy or until the person has confirmed of contracting the virus within that year. The waiting period is for 15 days before one can claim against the insurance policy.

The insurance company will not pay the claim if the insured person contracts the coronavirus within the 15 days of taking out the policy. On the other hand, the company will pay the claim if the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is positive 15 days after the policy has been bought by the insured person.

We have made the entire process of purchasing the policy quite simple and hassle-free and the Khalti users can purchase this policy by following a few simple steps on our Khalti app or web.

Before purchasing the Covid-19 insurance policy please read the following terms and conditions

 

Covid-19 Insurance Terms and Condition:

If you have visited any foreign country within the last 30 days, there is a separate provision for purchasing this insurance policy. For detailed information please contact the respective insurance company.

  1. In case of PCR Test of Coronavirus (Covid-19) comes out positive of the person named in the policy, the amount per capita mentioned in the policy will be compensated to the proposer, his/her family or close relatives.
  2. This insurance policy can be obtained by contacting the nearest branch office, employees, or insurance officers of the company.
  3. The waiting period will be 15 days from the date of commencement of insurance.
  4. The insured will be eligible for claim as soon as the Covid-19  PCR test is positive and producing the proof. 

 

Please follow the procedures below to purchase Covid-19 insurance policy digitally via Khalti

Step 1: Signup and Login to Khalti from Khalti App or Web Dashboard using Khalti.com

Step 2:  Tap on “Covid-19 Insurance” icon on the home screen

Step 3: Select an insurance company according to your need and tap on “Next”

Step 4: Fill out all the details, select the desired “Insurance Coverage amount” and “Number of family numbers”(including         yourself)

Step 5: If the number of family number is more than one, enter the additional details

Step 6: Tap on “Get Details”

Step 7: Check the details, select a payment option, and tap on Place order/Check out to proceed

Step 8: Confirm the details and tap on Ok to pay. You will get a downloadable order receipt from the transaction section in the Khalti app.

The insurance company you have selected will reach you over call to get more details ASAP and issue a policy after their due process. Khalti is just helping you process the payment and shall not be responsible for policy issuance and claim on behalf of the Insurance company.

 

 

 

 

 

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