NEW DELHI: The demand for health insurance is increasing in India on account of the rise in lifestyle ailments and the growing healthcare cost. This is a major finding in GOQii’s India Fit Survey Report. The survey was conducted over one year with 7,00,000 respondents.
90% of those surveyed believe healthier people should get a lower insurance premium. 70% people are willing to share health data with insurance companies to get a discount on premiums, revealed the study titled ‘Insurance: An Investment in Health.’
The study further revealed that 84.9% respondents feel that health insurance should be bought before the age of 30.
“More than 57% of the population is overweight - with Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai being the most overweight. Mumbai and Bangalore retain their top two spots as the most active cities in the country,’’ the report said.
According to the report, 62% of the population has at least one meal from outside home. Eating outside food has become more possible with the convenience of delivery apps like Swiggy and Uber Eats.
“69% of the users look to tackle cholesterol without medication,’’ the report said.
Stress is a key issue of concern, with approximately 36% tech-enabled healthcare platform users looking to focus on it as their priority health goal, the GOQii report said.