Insured but Not Covered: Rising Insurance Coverage Should be Accompanied by Awareness of Entitlements

This is part of a series of Measurement Briefs from the NCAER National Data Innovation Centre based on the findings from the Delhi Metropolitan Area Study. This particular Brief on health insurance suggests that despite rising insurance coverage in recent years, individuals are not often aware of their entitlements and do not avail of the benefits accruing to them. The Brief also lays out policy lessons to ensure better treatment and lower out-of-pocket expenditure on health by generating awareness about their insurance entitlements among the beneficiaries. 

Debasis BarikSantanu PramanikSonalde Desai
Dec 2020

Health, National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC)