About Us 

Our Founding

India Network Foundation was founded in 1988 by Dr. KV Rao with the goal of connecting India Diaspora with news and events happening back in India. The Foundation was the first internet source of news, working with the Indian Embassy & other news outlets in India to help proliferate messages to new Indian immigrants to the United States.

Corporate sponsorships from Sun Microsystems, Cisco, and Dell allowed the Foundation to build their online platform during the 1990s through the donations of computers & network equipment. As the online community grew, India Network grew, and so did the services it provides. From matrimonial services to travel booking, India Network catered to all the needs of the community.

Humanitarian Efforts 

As a community organization, the India Network Foundation emphasizes service to the Indian Community, both in the motherland and in the United States. Humanitarian projects include such building new elementary schools after the 2001 Gujarat Earthquake, and distributing aid after the Orissa Cyclone & 2005 Christmas Day Tsunami. More recently, the Foundation has organized humanitarian efforts for the Kerala Floods and sponsors the construction of Water Mineral Treatment Plants for Rural Villages. 

Health Insurance for Indians Traveling Abroad 

Over time, members of our community reached out to Dr. Rao asking for help. Often, students, young professionals, or their visitors were traveling in the US and were involved in an accident. Members asked Dr. Rao to fundraise to help with medical bills or repatriation of the remains back to India. This spurred Dr. Rao to provide medical insurance for visitors traveling to the United States.

India Network Visitors Insurance was the first provider of visitor health care in the United States. India Network Visitors Insurance administers health insurance while keeping the communities needs in mind. This allows the organization to offer features such as the only Full Pre-Existing Coverage for visitors insurance and cover infections such as Urinary Tract Infection, which is not covered by any other insurance today.

India Network is the most trusted & oldest provider of visitors insurance in the United States & Canada. Serving the community for over 30 years, India Network Foundation promises to continually create & raise the standard of service needed by the Indian Community across North America.

India Network Accident and Sickness Insurance is sponsored by the India Network Foundation, a US-based non-profit organization founded to serve the Asian Indian community around the World, and Researchers and Scholars interested in learning about India.

Started as the first internet resource for India related news and events in 1988, the INF has established itself as the First and foremost resource on India and India related issues.

Our goal is to provide an affordable health insurance for foreign visitors in the United States, Canada and Mexico of all ages between 0-99 years and especially for the older people and for people with pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure, heart attack, urinary tract infection, stroke, etc.

India Network Visitor Health Insurance plans are underwritten by American Insurance companies such as CHUBB (ACE) and AXIS with high ratings and financial stability.

A unique feature is that the CHUBB underwritten programs use pre-existing conditions definition that can not be found anywhere on the visitor health insurance market. The CHUBB Network Comprehensive health insurance plan and Premier visitor Health Insurance plans offer pre-existing coverage on par with new problems and accidents.