Tag: medisave

Josephine Teo: Freelancers employed by govt will have part of their salaries put into Medisave

Singapore— Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said on August 20, Tuesday, that freelancers who are employed by the Government will have part of their salaries put automatically into their Medisave accounts. However, Ms Teo added that there are no plans for this scheme, called Contribute As You...

1.7M Singaporeans will receive S$1B in GST vouchers and MediSave top-ups

Singapore — According to a press statement from the Ministry of Finance dated June 26, a total of 1.7 million Singaporeans will be receiving notices by July 5 concerning their 2019 MediSave top-ups and GST Voucher (GSTV) benefits. These benefits will be received between July and...

MediSave top-ups totaling S$270 million available to qualified seniors starting next month

Singapore— A total of S$270 million in MediSave top-ups will be made available to eligible seniors beginning in July, according to an announcement from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) on June 13, Thursday. The top-ups are part of the Pioneer Generation...

SDP: Get rid of MediSave, MediShield and MediFund

Over the weekend, Chairman of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), Dr Paul Tambyah and Central Executive Committee (CEC) member Khung Wai Yeen proposed to do away with MediSave, MediShield and MediFund, in order to introduce a single-payer insurance scheme for Singapore's healthcare system. The SDP...

Polyclinic rejects 73-year-old patient saying subsidies not allowed as referral came from GP

A local polyclinic reportedly did not allow a 73-year-old patient who underwent two X-rays to use her Medisave funds or her Pioneer Generation card or Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) card for subsidies - all because the patient had been referred to the polyclinic by...

WP MP Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap asks Health Minister Gan about seniors who max out MediSave limits

In Parliament on Tuesday, February 12, Workers’ Party (WP) MP Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap asked about the number of Singaporeans over 65 who have spent their yearly MediSave withdrawal limits for the following categories: outpatient treatments, outpatient MRI/CT scans and diagnostics, and Flexible MediSave...

Medishield Life: What is clear and not so clear

The MediShield Life scheme, the details of which were announced on Thursday, is to give Singaporeans peace of mind, a phrase that is being used often by the government. How far will it go in assuring Singaporeans, especially older Singaporeans, that it is better to...

Basics of new healthcare initiatives

Here is the A-Z of Budget 2014's new healthcare initiatives - other than those covered in the Pioneer Package. What does it all mean to the common person? The Independent Singapore has summarised the basic facts for you in six points: 1. No initial payment...