Health insurance grows 42% in H1

Aided by government health schemes and correction in rates, insurance for health and personal accidents recorded highest growth in the non-life insurance segment during the first half of the financial year. According to the data released by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, the health segment grew 42 per cent followed by personal accident that grew 25 per cent. State-sponsored schemes like the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) forms a large part of the health insurance segment. The health insurance space is buzzing with activities, with the government launching various schemes. The government has launched RSBY for people below the poverty line, while implementing other plans like the Employee State Insurance Scheme and Balika Samriddhi Yojana. Two standalone health insurance companies


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