International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Awareness and Willingness to Pay for Health Insurance: An Empirical Study with Reference to Punjab India
Dr. Sumninder Kaur Bawa, Miss Ruchita

The present study is an effort in the area of health insurance and the peculiar feature of it lies in multi-dimensions. As firstly, it examines the respondents who are aware or not aware about health insurance as well as various sources of awareness; secondly, those who are aware have subscribed it or not; thirdly, those who have not subscribed what are the reasons behind the same; and last but not least are they willing to join and pay for it? The study was conducted in Punjab and 600 questionnaires were got filled from randomly  general public, out of which 563 found to be suitable for analysis. The results shown low level of awareness and willingness to join and seven key factors are barrier in subscription of health insurance. Moreover significant association exist between the gender; age; education; occupation; income of respondents with their willingness to pay for health insurance.

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