Mahavir Chopra

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How to save taxes, meet long-term goals

How to save taxes, meet long-term goals

Rediff.com12 Feb 2019

Three key instruments that can help you meet your financial goals, while also allowing you to enjoy tax deductions are ELSS, term cover and health cover.

Buying a term insurance plan? Please read this

Buying a term insurance plan? Please read this

Rediff.com25 Sep 2018

'When buying a term insurance plan, you need to visualise today what could happen to your family tomorrow in your absence,' suggests Mahavir Chopra, director-health, Coverfox.com.

6 reasons you must buy cancer insurance NOW!

6 reasons you must buy cancer insurance NOW!

Rediff.com13 Jul 2018

Given the high cost of treating cancer and the reasonable premium rates at which these plans are available, one should opt for a cover at the earliest.

Mutual funds or Ulips? Has LTCG tipped the balance?

Mutual funds or Ulips? Has LTCG tipped the balance?

Rediff.com2 May 2018

Mahavir Chopra compares mutual funds and Ulips to help investors decide.

Should you buy OPD, diagnostics insurance?

Should you buy OPD, diagnostics insurance?

Rediff.com27 Feb 2018

Before you buy a cashless benefit plan at lower premiums, check if you can make full use of it. Most don't even exhaust the entire benefit.

How to buy diabetes insurance

How to buy diabetes insurance

Rediff.com14 Feb 2018

Mahavir Chopra tells you what to check before you choose a diabetes insurance plan.

Studying abroad? Don't forget to buy adequate travel cover

Studying abroad? Don't forget to buy adequate travel cover

Rediff.com24 Oct 2017

Buying in India is usually cheaper unless you have a pre-existing disease

Claiming insurance is not that easy!

Claiming insurance is not that easy!

Rediff.com28 Sep 2017

Putting together all the required documents and surmounting legal hurdles could be a challenge for the nominee.

Insurance portability can be tricky for you

Insurance portability can be tricky for you

Rediff.com9 Sep 2017

Most customers still don't understand this concept and are unable to benefit from it.

A dummy's guide to student travel insurance

A dummy's guide to student travel insurance

Rediff.com6 Aug 2017

Here are all the things you need to know so that you worry about nothing but your grades, says Mahavir Chopra. Read on!

3 disadvantages of group life insurance

3 disadvantages of group life insurance

Rediff.com4 Apr 2017

If you quit or change jobs in your 40s, buying an individual term plan will be expensive. You might not even get one if you have health problems, says Priya Nair

Buying a day care insurance policy? Read this

Buying a day care insurance policy? Read this

Rediff.com25 Mar 2017

Mahavir Chopra explains the pitfalls one may face after buying a day care insurance policy

Buying a day care insurance policy? Read this

Buying a day care insurance policy? Read this

Rediff.com25 Mar 2017

Mahavir Chopra explains the pitfalls one may face after buying a day care insurance policy

Tough rules for AYUSH treatment make health cover difficult

Tough rules for AYUSH treatment make health cover difficult

Rediff.com19 Oct 2016

IRDA's condition that treatment under AYUSH has to be at a government hospital or an institute recognised by the government makes insurance cover difficult.

Stick with your insurer even if medical policy is withdrawn

Stick with your insurer even if medical policy is withdrawn

Rediff.com12 Aug 2016

Moving to a new company means losing out on continuity benefits

New home insurance plans are much better

New home insurance plans are much better

Rediff.com10 Jul 2016

Insurers cover the house on market value, and not on construction cost. They also don't insist on bills when giving the policy

Pay your health insurance premium through EMI

Pay your health insurance premium through EMI

Rediff.com18 May 2016

You will lose out on discounts and have to pay a higher premium.

Health insurance for your parents: Myth and reality

Health insurance for your parents: Myth and reality

Rediff.com18 Apr 2016

Follow these steps diligently to ensure that there isn't any hardship when your parents fall ill

Are some of the new features in your health plan worth paying for?

Are some of the new features in your health plan worth paying for?

Rediff.com22 Mar 2016

While the benefits offered by the new-generation products are alluring, choose a plan that offers features you may actually need in the future

Buying a health cover? Read the fine print

Buying a health cover? Read the fine print

Rediff.com19 May 2011

Insurance advisors say it is imperative to compare the features on offer before buying a policy. A careful perusal of wordings will highlight the policy clauses unfavourable for you.

Shopping for insurance? Try online

Shopping for insurance? Try online

Rediff.com22 Aug 2007

Insurance just a click away

Insurance just a click away

Rediff.com19 Jul 2007

Shopping for insurance online is the way to go, especially if you need general insurance. Here you can compare various deals in the market to choose the one best suited to you.