Health Insurance is an interesting area which is not evaluated by many pharmacists.

There is a career for pharmacists in this sector. Freshers start with jobs as ‘Underwriters’ and thus play a vital role in evaluating health insurance policies. One needs to examine documents to find out the degree of risk from applicant’s financial worth and medical health (manage risk assessment), manage the turnaround time and quality of underwriting cases, field investigation (visiting applicant/ patient/corporates). One can also learn how to go about in cases of calamity, evaluate the possibility of losses in such cases or excessive insurance.

Skills required are technical know-how, ability to read and interpret medical reports, good communication skills.