Heard about mixing insurance and investments? That's just the stuff the unit-linked insurance plans (Ulip) have pushed, for long now.
The new trend goes a step beyond, mixing health insurance and investment. A case in point is the ICICI Prudential Health Saver, a whole life product.
Essentially, Health Saver provides for hospitalisation costs, as any mediclaim policy would. But it also builds a health savings fund, from which other non-hospitalisation related medical charges can be reimbursed.