The Oriental Insurance Company Limited was formed in the year 1947 as a fully owned subsidiary of The Oriental Government Security Life Assurance Company Limited. Thereafter, from the year 1956 to the year 1973, the company operated as a subsidiary of the Life Insurance Corporation of India. Finally, in the year 2003, the company’s shares were transferred to the Indian Government and as of today the Government of India owns and controls the operations of Oriental Insurance.

Oriental Insurance is among one of the four public sector general insurance companies in India in the general insurance segment. The company offers general insurance policies for individuals as well as corporates. Oriental Insurance has a range of general insurance products to protect you against possible financial contingencies. Health insurance is one such product offered by the company. Let’s explore Oriental health insurance plans and check their features –

Features and benefits of Oriental health insurance policies

Health insurance policies offered by the Oriental Insurance Company are characterized by the following features and benefits –

  1. The company has its presence pan India with more than 30 regional offices, 1800+ offices and a wide distribution channel
  2. The company’s premium collection at the end of the financial year 2017-18 amounted to INR 11,452 crores showing the popularity of the company’s products
  3. Besides selling insurance in India, Oriental Insurance also offers insurance plans in Dubai, Nepal and Kuwait making it a multinational company

Benefits of Oriental health insurance policies

Oriental Insurance Company offers a range of health insurance plans which suit the coverage requirement of every individual. Oriental medical insurance policies have the following common coverage benefits –

Coverage benefit

Type of coverage offered 

Pre-hospitalisation

The medical costs incurred before you are actually hospitalised for treatments are called pre-hospitalisation expenses. These expenses can be incurred on medical check-ups, diagnostics, doctor’s consultations, etc. Pre-hospitalisation costs are covered for a specific period before actual hospitalisation

Inpatient hospitalisation

When you are admitted to a hospital for 24 hours or more, it is called inpatient hospitalisation. On such hospitalisation, the costs incurred towards room rent, doctor’s fee, surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist’s fee, nurse’s fee, medicine, oxygen, etc. are covered

Post hospitalisation

After being discharged from the hospital you incur various medical expenses for monitoring the recovery. These expenses are called post hospitalisation expenses and they are also covered for a specified period

Ambulance expenses

The expenses incurred on an ambulance to take you to the hospital for treatments are covered under Oriental health insurance plans up to specified limits

Daycare treatments

If you undergo treatments which do not need you to be hospitalised for 24 hours because of advanced techniques, such treatments would be covered under this category of daycare treatments

Organ donor treatments

Expenses incurred in harvesting an organ from a donor for your transplant treatments are covered under most Oriental health insurance plans

Domiciliary treatments

Treatments which you take at home are called domiciliary treatments. These treatments are covered under some plans if the treatments are done because of non-availability of hospital beds or because you were not in a condition to be transported to the hospital

Maternity treatments

Some Oriental health insurance plans cover expenses incurred on normal as well as Caesarean deliveries, prenatal care and postnatal care. The newborn baby can also be covered from birth

Alternative treatments

Expenses incurred on non-allopathic means of treatments are also covered up to specified limits under many plans. These non-allopathic treatments include Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH)

Other benefits of Oriental health insurance plans

Besides providing you with the above-mentioned coverage benefits, Oriental Insurance mediclaim policies also offer various value-added benefits under their plans. These benefits are as follows –

  1. Health check-ups

    If you continue renewing the policy with Oriental Insurance, the company would allow you the facility of free health check-ups after a specified number of policy years. These check-ups can be availed by you as well as your family members if they are also covered under the plan.

  1. Cumulative bonus

    If no claim is made in a policy year, the company rewards you with a cumulative bonus. This bonus can either increase the sum insured without affecting the premium or give you a premium discount in the renewal premium. Moreover, you can accumulate the bonus for each subsequent claim-free year.

  1. Premium discounts

    Every health plan offered by Oriental Insurance also offers you attractive premium discounts. Discounts can be allowed for buying the policy online, for adding two or more family members to the coverage or for choosing a long term coverage period.

Optional riders under Oriental health insurance plans

Besides the inbuilt coverage benefits offered by Oriental health insurance policies, there are optional riders too which are available under different plans. If you want to increase the scope of coverage, you can choose one or more of the available optional riders by paying an additional premium. The available riders are as follows –

  1. Personal accident cover

    This cover allows you a lump sum benefit if you face accidental death or permanent disablement due to an accident.

  1. Restoration of the sum insured

    You can choose to get the sum insured restored if it is exhausted on previous claims. This restoration can be opted for up to 50% or 100% of the original sum insured.

  1. Life hardship survival benefit

    Under this cover, you get coverage for critical illnesses. The plan covers 11 critical illnesses and if you suffer from any of the illness the plan pays a lump sum benefit if you survive a specified period.

  1. Voluntary co-payment

    If you choose to pay a part of the claim yourself you can get a premium discount. Oriental health insurance plans allow you to choose a voluntary co-payment of 10% or 20% of the claim and you get a premium discount.

Exclusions under Oriental mediclaim insurance plans

There are some instances of claims for which you would not get coverage under Oriental health insurance plans. These are called exclusions and some of the common exclusions which you can find in all health plans of the company include the following –

  1. In the case of pre-existing illnesses, coverage is allowed only after a specified waiting period. Claims for pre-existing conditions occurring during the waiting period would not be covered
  2. There are some specified illnesses for which coverage is allowed after a specified waiting period
  3. Dental treatments, maternity and outpatient expenses are not covered under the plan unless otherwise mentioned
  4. Mental disorders and related treatments are not covered
  5. War, rebellion, mutiny, nuclear risks and other related perils are not covered
  6. Cosmetic treatments are not covered under health insurance plans
  7. Sexually transmitted illnesses and HIV/AIDS infections are excluded from coverage
  8. Self-inflicted injuries attempted suicide and deliberate injuries are not covered
  9. Congenital illnesses and debilitating conditions are not covered

List of health plans offered by The Oriental Insurance Company 

Here’s a list of health insurance plan offered by Oriental along with their salient features –

1. Oriental Insurance Happy Family Floater Policy 

This is one of the most popular as well as a comprehensive health insurance plan offered by Oriental Insurance. The plan covers the entire family under a floater coverage and has the following salient features –

  1. Dependent parents, as well as siblings, can be covered under the plan
  2. Coverage can be extended to SAARC countries if you want without paying any additional premium
  3. There are three coverage options of Silver, Gold and Diamond
  4. If you are the organ donor you would get coverage for the costs incurred in harvesting the organ
  5. Maternity and the newborn baby cover is allowed under the plan
  6. The sum insured is restored if you exhaust it in a policy year on earlier claims
  7. You can avail a free medical second opinion in case of critical illnesses
  8. Personal accident cover and other optional coverage features can be taken if you like
  9. Premium discounts are available for buying the policy online and for not choosing TPA services
  10. A daily cash benefit is paid in case of hospitalisation
  11. Eligibility parameters of Oriental Insurance Happy Family Floater Policy:

    Entry age

    Children – 3 months to 25 years

    Adults – 18 years to 70 years

    Sum insured

    INR 2 lakhs to INR 20 lakhs

    Policy term

    1 year

2. Oriental Insurance Individual Mediclaim Policy 

This policy is an individual health insurance policy which covers one person under a single sum insured. The features of the plan are as follows –

  1. You get a premium discount of 10% if two or more family members are covered
  2. No medical check-ups are required until you are 55 years of age
  3. A daily hospital cash benefit is payable if you are hospitalised for 2 days or more
  4. You can opt for a personal accident cover too at affordable premiums
  5. Free health check-up after the first three policy years
  6. Eligibility parameters of Oriental Insurance Individual Mediclaim Policy 

    Entry age

    18 years to 70 years

    Sum insured

    INR 1 lakh to INR 10 lakhs

    Policy term

    1 year

3. Oriental Super Health Top-up Plan

This is a super top-up health plan which pays the excess medical costs incurred if your base health insurance policy’s coverage is exhausted. The policy has a deductible limit. If the claim exceeds the deductible limit the policy pays the benefit. The salient features of the plan are as follows –

  1. Coverage can be extended till 70 years of age if you pay 10% additional premium
  2. AYUSH treatments are also covered under the plan
  3. You can get coverage for organ donor expenses whether you are a recipient or a donor yourself
  4. Maternity and the newborn baby cover is available under the plan
  5. You can extend your coverage to avail hospitalisation in SAARC countries too without any additional premium
  6. Eligibility parameters of Oriental Super Health Top-up Plan

    Entry age

    Children – 3 months to 18 years

    Adults – 18 years to 70 years

    Sum insured

    INR 3 lakhs to INR 30 lakhs

    Deductible limits

    INR 3 lakhs to INR 20 lakhs

    Policy term

    1 year

4. Oriental Insurance Pravasi Bharatiya Bima Yojana 2017

This is a health insurance plan which has been specifically designed for Indian citizens who undertake emigration clearance or who become emigrants to work abroad. The features of the plan are as follows –

  1. The policy covers personal accidental injuries including death and disablements
  2. The family living in India is also covered for their hospitalisation expenses on a floater basis
  3. Females who are insured under the plan can also avail coverage for maternity-related costs
  4. The policy covers repatriation of mortal remains as well as medical repatriation
  5. Airfare costs of the insured and an attendant are covered in case of death or disability
  6. In case of any litigation with which the insured is involved, coverage would be allowed for legal costs incurred 
  7. Eligibility parameters of Oriental Insurance Pravasi Bharatiya Bima Yojana 2017

    Sum insured

    Depends on the coverage benefit

    Policy term

    2 years or 3 years

5. OBC Oriental Mediclaim Policy 2017

This is a group health insurance policy designed for the account holders of the Oriental Bank of Commerce. The features of the policy are as follows –

  1. Three types of policies can be taken under the plan – One account one policy, multiple accounts one policy and one person one policy
  2. No pre-policy health check-ups are required under the plan
  3. Daily hospital cash benefit of INR 200/day of hospitalisation is payable under the plan
  4. Funeral expenses of the insured are also covered
  5. You get coverage for more than 116-day care treatments
  6. Eligibility parameters of OBC Oriental Mediclaim Policy 2017:

    Entry age

    Children – 3 months to 18 years

    Adults – 18 years to 79 years

    Sum insured

    INR 1 lakh to INR 10 lakhs

    Policy term

    1 year

6. PNB Oriental Royal Mediclaim Policy 

This is also a group health insurance scheme for account holders of Punjab National Bank. The policy’s salient features are as follows –

  1. Up to three dependent children can be covered along with the account holder
  2. Organ donor expenses are covered under the plan
  3. You get coverage for funeral expenses
  4. A daily cash benefit is paid if you are hospitalised for 24 hours and above
  5. You can avail cashless claim settlements at networked hospitals
  6. Eligibility parameters of PNB Oriental Royal Mediclaim Policy

    Entry age

    Children – 3 months to 25 years

    Adults – 18 years to 70 years

    Sum insured

    INR 2 lakhs to INR 20 lakhs

    Policy term

    1 year

7. Oriental Insurance Group Mediclaim Policy

As the name suggests, this is a group health insurance scheme which can be availed by groups which have at least 50 members. The salient features of the plan are as follows –

  1. The coverage can be taken for family members too
  2. Members who can be covered include you, your spouse, dependent children, dependent parents and dependent parents-in-law
  3. Cashless claim settlements are available if you seek treatments at networked hospitals
  4. You can choose to enhance the coverage by opting for maternity and newborn baby cover at a 10% additional premium
  5. Premium discounts are allowed if the claim experience of the group is low
  6. Larger groups can also avail premium discounts for covering more members
  7. Eligibility parameters of Oriental Insurance Group Mediclaim Policy 

    Entry age

    Children – 3 months to 18 years

    Adults – 18 years onwards

    Sum insured

    INR 50,000 to INR 2 lakhs

    Policy term

    1 year

8. Oriental Insurance Health of Privileged Elders (HOPE)

This is a senior citizen health insurance plan designed for individuals who are older. The features of the policy are as follows –

  1. A premium discount is allowed if you choose voluntary co-payment
  2. You can also claim a premium discount if you don’t make a claim in a policy year
  3. The policy covers specific illnesses and pays a percentage of the sum insured on the covered illness
  4. Hospitalisation expenses are also covered under the plan
  5. There is no maximum entry age. Individuals aged 60 years and above can buy the policy
  6. Eligibility parameters of Oriental Insurance Health of Privileged Elders (HOPE)

    Entry age

    60 years onwards

    Sum insured

    INR 1 lakh to INR 5 lakhs

    Policy term

    1 year

9. Oriental Insurance Overseas Mediclaim Policy (B & H)

It is an international travel-cum-health insurance plan which is available for individuals travelling abroad on business or holiday. The features of the plan are as follows –

  1. Coverage is allowed for international treatments if you face any medical contingency when travelling abroad
  2. Personal accident cover is inbuilt in the plan
  3. You also get coverage for loss or delay of your baggage as well as the loss of passport
  4. Personal liability faced in case of third party injuries or property damage is covered under the plan

10. Oriental Insurance Overseas Mediclaim Policy (E & S)

This is also an international travel and health insurance product which covers international trips taken for the purpose of employment or higher education. The features of the plan are as follows –

  1. Medical treatments, evacuation and repatriation are covered under the plan
  2. Sponsored students get covered for contingencies which might render them unable to study further

11. Oriental Happy Cash Policy 

This is a fixed benefit hospital cash plan which pays a lump sum daily cash benefit if you are hospitalised for a period of 24 hours or more. The salient features of the policy are as follows –

  1. Females can enjoy a 25% additional cash benefit upon hospitalisation
  2. The policy would pay a benefit even in case of multiple hospitalisations in the same policy period
  3. No pre-entrance medical check-ups are required to buy the policy
  4. A lump sum convalescence benefit is also paid if your hospitalisation period exceeds 30 or 60 days
  5. You earn a premium discount if family members are also covered under the plan
  6. Non-allopathic AYUSH treatments are also covered under the plan
  7. Eligibility parameters of Oriental Happy Cash Policy

    Entry age

    Children – 3 months to 18 years

    Adults – 18 years to 60 years

    Daily hospital cash benefit

    INR 500 to INR 3000

    Policy term

    1 year

12. Oriental Jan Arogya Bima Policy

This is an affordable health insurance plan which covers all the basic medical expenses and comes at a very low premium rate. The features of the policy are as follows –

  1. Inpatient hospitalisation costs are covered under the plan
  2. Diagnostic tests, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, etc. are covered by the plan
  3. You get coverage for domiciliary treatments too
  4. Eligibility parameters of Oriental Jan Arogya Bima Policy 

    Entry age

    Children – 3 months to 5 years

    Others – 5 years to 70 years

    Sum insured

    INR 5000

    Policy term

    1 year

How to buy Oriental health insurance plans?

Health insurance plans offered by Oriental Insurance Company can be bought either offline or online. The process is as follows –

  1. Offline 

    To buy offline you can meet with an agent of the company and buy the policy from him/her. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s nearest branch and apply for a desired health insurance policy from the branch itself. You would have to fill up an application form and submit your documents to buy Oriental health insurance plans.

  1. Online 

    Oriental Insurance also allows online purchase facility wherein you can buy the plans online from the company’s website. You just have to visit the website at https://orientalinsurance.org.in/web/guest/home, choose ‘products’ choose ‘Health’ and then select the desired policy. You can fill an online application form, pay online premiums and buy the policy directly from the company’s website.

    You can also choose to buy Oriental health insurance from Turtlemint. Turtlemint allows you an easy interface to buy the desired health insurance policy at the best premium rates. You can also compare the available plans and find the best health insurance plan on Turtlemint’s platform. To buy all you have to do is visit Turtlemint and take the following steps –

    1. Choose ‘Health’ to be taken to Turtlemint’s health insurance page
    2. Choose whether you want to buy a new plan, top-up an existing one or change your insurance company
    3. You would then have to enter your details on the basis of which the recommended health insurance plans and their premiums would be shown. The details include your age, gender, members to be insured, their age, pre-existing illnesses, income level, etc.
    4. After the details are given, you can also leave your name and contact information so that you can get personalised assistance in buying the best health insurance plan
    5. When you proceed, you would be able to check out the available health insurance policies, their coverage details and their premium rates
    6. You can compare the available plans to choose the best policy for your needs
    7. When you select the policy, fill up an online application form with your details and pay the premiums online
    8. As the premiums are paid, the company would verify your details and issue the policy easily

How to renew Oriental health insurance plans?

Timely renewals of Oriental health insurance policies are a must so that you can enjoy non-stop coverage lifelong. Moreover, when you renew the policy continuously, you also enjoy renewal benefits like cumulative bonus, premium discounts, coverage for existing illnesses, etc. To renew your Oriental mediclaim policy online, you can visit the company’s website and renew the plan. On the home page, there is the option of renewing online. You can choose the option, enter in your existing policy details and pay the renewal premium online. The policy would be renewed.

Even Turtlemint allows you online renewal facilities. If you are an existing customer who has bought a policy from Turtlemint, you can simply log into your online account and renew your policy instantly. You would have to choose the policy which you want to renew, check the policy details and pay the renewal premiums and the policy would be easily renewed.

Claim process of Oriental health insurance plans

Claims under your Oriental medical insurance policy can be made in two ways – cashless or reimbursement. Cashless claims are when you seek treatment at a hospital which is tied-up with the insurance company. In this case, the company pays your hospital bills directly to the hospital. Reimbursement claims are when you take treatments at a non-networked hospital. In that case, you would have to pay the medical bills yourself and then get them reimbursed from the insurance company. The claim process involves the below-mentioned steps –

  1. You have to inform the TPA (Third Party Administrator) of the insurance company immediately about the claim
  2. If you are undergoing a planned hospitalisation, the information should be given 3-4 days in advance. In case of emergency hospitalisation, the TPA should be informed within 24 hours of your hospitalisation
  3. You would have to fill up a pre-authorisation form and submit it to the TPA. The TPA would forward this form to the insurance company based on which your claim would be approved
  4. Once the claim is approved by the insurance company, you can take treatments and the insurance company would handle the medical costs
  5. After you are discharged from the hospital, you should collect the discharge summary and all relevant medical bills and reports. You should, then, fill up the claim form and submit the form with all the documents so that the claim is settled.

You can also make your health insurance claim through Turtlemint. Turtlemint has an internal claims department which handles customers’ claims. You just have to inform Turtlemint by calling up its toll-free number 1800 266 0101 or send an email at claims@turtlemint.com. Once the company is involved, its claim experts would get your claims processed so that you can get an easy and a quick settlement.

Documents required for claims

Health insurance claims can be processed only when you substantiate your claim with the relevant documents. The documents required for making a valid claim in your Oriental health insurance plan are as follows –

  1. Claim form
  2. Discharge summary
  3. Original medical bills of the hospital 
  4. Medical bills of the pharmacy from where the medicines and supplies have been purchased
  5. Doctor’s reports
  6. Doctor’s prescriptions advising hospitalisation
  7. Any other document as needed by the insurance company 

Once the documents are submitted and they are complete, you would get the settlement of your health insurance claim.


FAQ’s

At the time of buying a health insurance policy from Oriental Insurance, the following documents would be required –

  • Identity proof
  • Age proof of yourself and the members being covered
  • Address proof
  • Photographs

Yes, you can buy as many health insurance plans as you like. There is no restriction on the number of policies that you can buy.


Dependent children are covered until 18 years or 25 years of age. Dependent daughters can be covered until they are married.


No, maternity cover is allowed after a waiting period. The policy might have a waiting period of 24 to 48 months depending on the policy.