Who will receive the claim amount under health insurance if the policyholder dies during the time of treatment?

In a cashless Mediclaim settlement, it is settled directly with the network hospital. In cases where this is no cashless settlement, the claim amount is paid to the nominee of the policyholder.

In case there is no nominee made under the policy, then the health insurance company will insist upon a succession certificate from a court of law for disbursing the claim amount. Alternatively, the insurers can deposit the claim amount in the court for disbursement to the next legal heirs of the deceased.