Why Covid survivors are struggling to get health and life insurance
Madurai resident Annapurni Thevar*, 42, who recovered from Covid-19 in August 2020, has been struggling to buy a health insurance policy ever since. Two insurers turned her away citing their companies' "underwriting policy", while two others quoted a premium that was 45-48 percent higher than the market rate.
"I disclosed that I had Covid-19 because it is not correct to lie. But insurers have been unwilling to offer a health policy.