It is always advised to everyone that better be safe than worry. It applies not just for health but also financial requirements for health. Thus, health insurance, popularly known as medical insurance is an important and mandatory investment in your investment portfolio. To encourage this investment, government provides tax benefits in the form of deduction of the investment made in medical insurance. This tax benefit is over and above of the investments stated under Section 80C/CC/CCD and is claimed under section 80D.