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COVID-19, Digital Tech & You!

Last year, something happened that brought about a significant change in all our lives. The entire human race came together in the fight against COVID-19. While these have been tough times, one important aspect that has helped in the fight against the virus is digital technology.

In the last decade, the role of digital technology has amplified in all our lives. However, the actual impact and its significance in our lives became even more prominent in current times. Right from our physical wellbeing, to our mental health to our financial security, digital technology has touched all aspects of our lives in the past few months. Let’s look at some of these in detail.

1. Physical Wellbeing

The fear of the virus has led to an increased interest in the health and overall wellness of self and family members. Hence, people are looking for ways to continuously monitor their health and take precautionary measures as required. Technology has enabled them to do so. Health devices like oximeter have become easily accessible and are commonly used to keep track of one’s health status.
To help people understand the level of risk, several health monitoring apps have been developed.

Exercising regularly and staying fit has also become a priority for many people nowadays. Many fitness and exercising apps are helping them in doing so by giving them their fitness scorecard and suggesting appropriate exercises.

2. Mental Wellbeing

Since the pandemic began, factors such as job insecurity, news on the virus, social distancing measures, etc. have all contributed to a feeling of anxiety and even depression in the general public.

Digital technology has provided a solution to this through apps like Headspace, Insight Timer, Calm, etc. These apps help people to deal with anxiety and the stress of the pandemic through a collection of meditation guides.

3. Financial Wellbeing

Technology has enabled us to manage our finances in a better way. Mobile payment apps and e-wallets have made life easier and given quick access to many essentials recently.

It has also helped us get reliable information on our fingers tips. Hence people are now doing thorough research before investing or making any financial decisions. The recent uncertain times have also made us realise the importance of having a robust financial plan, which is now easier to make with the help of resources available online.

A smart and well researched financial plan should definitely include a term plan. In my research online I came across the ICICI Prudential iProtect Smart plan.

ICICI Prudential I-Protect product benefits in a nutshell – 
  1. Life coverage of 99 years
  2. Life coverage of 1 Crore at a monthly premium of Rs 490
  3. Flexibility to add additional benefits with a nominal increase in premium
  4. Optional Accidental Death benefit coverage
  5. One day Life claim settlement
  6. Optional coverage of 34 critical illnesses
  7. Tax Benefits
  8. Availability of tele medical facility and fast policy issuance.
Added to this a trusted and reputed brand like ICICI Prudential Life, makes this plan an appealing option.

This pandemic has taught us to be ready for anything. To do this we need to, not only, take care of our family and our self but also to be financially prepared for any unforeseen circumstance. Our digital devices can help us to do this.

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