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Insurers directed by IRDAI to establish ABHA IDs for policy seekers

Insurers directed by IRDAI to establish ABHA IDs for policy seekers

The insurance regulator of India has recently released a directive to all insurers operating in the country to establish unique 14-digit identifiers, known as Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) IDs, for all individuals residing within India. This new rule applies to both fresh insurance applicants and established policyholders.

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Insurers directed by IRDAI to establish ABHA IDs: Key Points

  • A key advantage of the ABHA ID is that it allows people to digitally authenticate, access, and manage their healthcare information, which can make scheduling hospital and doctor appointments a quick and easy process.
  • This feature comes as a boon to patients who would otherwise face long waiting times for registration at medical facilities.
  • The ABHA ID is a component of the National Health Authority’s Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), which aims to digitize healthcare records. At present, 402.6 million ABHA IDs have been generated by the NHA, and the goal is to offer this unique ID to all Indians.

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