Insure Your Mental Health

Greetings from Poddar Foundation!

On behalf of Poddar Foundation, I would like to invite you to join us for our conference, 'Insure your Mental Health’.

Date of event: 6th April, 2019 (Saturday)
Registration time: 10 a.m.
Event time: 11 a.m.
Venue: Indian Merchants' Chamber, Churchgate

Please find below the details of the event.

Summary of the Event:

On this World Health Day, Poddar Foundation takes the lead to spread awareness and knowledge about the importance and need of having a Health Insurance vis-à-vis mental health. This conference will also highlight the prevalence of mental health concerns, the economic burden on the country, and educate the citizens of India about their rights pertaining to the same.

The speakers and panel discussion include State Government personnel, eminent medical and mental health professionals, renowned individuals from the field of insurance and policy making, and heads of corporates that have well-established employee assistance programs.

Why this conference?

In India, 1 in 4 people deal with some form of mental illness in their life time. Reports state that mental health treatment in India is extremely expensive due to the absence of it being covered under Health Insurance plans. The World Health Organization too has estimated the cost of mental illnesses to amount to 6 billion dollars by 2030.

With the passing of the Mental Healthcare Act (MHCA), 2017, there is hope that things will change. Specifically, in line with this Act, the IRDAI has issued a mandate regarding coverage of mental illness in the bouquet of services offered by insurance companies. This has been considered as a welcome move by many but yet, steps pertaining to executing this provision have not been taken.

For the purpose of this conference, we aim at bringing together the various stakeholders to discuss the multiple perspectives and shed light on the importance of covering mental illnesses in Health Insurance and Employee Assistance Programs.

Proposed outcome of the Event:

The conference will emphasize the fact that spreading awareness about mental illness is the need of the hour. Through talks and panel discussions, the conference will shed light on the new mandate, its importance, and the obstacles that one will have to face while enforcing the new provision.

Alongside, it will impart knowledge about the steps that an organization (insurance company or corporate) needs to take to include mental illness in the bouquet of services being provided to them.

This is an invitee-only event.

Do ensure your presence and RSVP to or whatsapp on +919821625000.