Coronavirus & Edelweiss health Insurance Policy

Everything You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

13th March 2020 8min read 1307 views

The world is currently dealing with a major health crisis. The coronavirus has caused widespread panic and has even led to the public scrambling to purchase face masks, sanitizer and in Australia, rolls and rolls of toilet paper. But, the mass hysteria has led to the spread of a lot of misinformation. To make sure you know what you’re dealing with, here’s a look at everything you should know about the coronavirus.

What Are the Symptoms?

The coronavirus initially has the exact same symptoms as the regular flu and the most common amongst them are:

  • Fever
  • Dry Cough
  • Aches & Pains

It’s important to remember that some people who have the virus may only get mildly sick for a few days without further symptoms.

How Do I Avoid Getting Infected?

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), here’s what you can do to take care of your health:

1. Wash Your Hands

You may not realise how often you’re touching things that others have touched first. In order to get rid of any germs on your hands, it’s vital that you wash your hands often and thoroughly, for at least 20 seconds at a time (you can sing Happy Birthday twice while you wash). You can also use a sanitizer to kill viruses.

2. Maintain a Safe Distance

When you’re out in public, try and keep at least 3 feet or 1 metre of distance between you and anybody else around you – especially if they’re sneezing or coughing.

3. Don’t Touch Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth

It’s easier for the virus to enter your body if it’s near your eyes, nose or mouth. So, unless you’ve just washed your hands, avoid touching your face as this could make it easier for the virus to target your respiratory system.

4. Avoid Travel

The coronavirus has officially been labelled a pandemic, which means that it’s present in almost every country across the world. To avoid getting infected, it’s best to limit travel, especially to places where the virus has spread rapidly.

Source: World Health Organization (WHO)

What If I Am Infected?

If you think you may have the coronavirus, the most important thing to do is stay calm. You can head to your nearest medical centre and ask them to test you for the virus. If the test is positive, you may have to be quarantined for some time or undergo a stay at the hospital depending on your symptoms. We understand that this sounds draining and exhausting, but if you have an

Edelweiss Health Insurance Policy

, here’s how we can help take care of you:
  • If you are required to be quarantined, we will treat this as part of the hospitalisation benefit you are eligible for under your policy. Everything from normal hospital treatments to treatment in the ICU could be covered as per your policy benefits.
  • We will also provide hospital cash benefits for up to 7 days of your hospital stay for any out of pocket expenses as per your policy’s terms and conditions.
  • If you’re unable to make it to a hospital near you, we will help take care of the treatment you get at home, if it’s covered under your policy.
  • If you’re getting admitted under the cashless facility, you won’t have to worry about any deposits or upfront payments either. You can focus on getting better instead.

Once you’re better and ready to make a cashless claim, you can enjoy our stress-free and paperwork-free claims process:

  • Call us on 1800 12000 or visit the hospital’s TPA department to let us know you need to make a claim.
  • You could also write to us on
  • We will pay up to 100% of your claim amount for the quarantine and detection charges.
  • Get well soon, and don’t worry about having to pay anything when you’re getting discharged – we’ll take care of it for you.

Currently, there’s no specific medication available to prevent or treat coronavirus. This is why it is extremely important to take preventive measures and spread the right information. If you’d like to learn more about what benefits you can enjoy under your policy, it’s best to check your policy wordings to see what you’re eligible for. After all, knowledge is power.

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