Benjamin Lee who blogs as mrmiyagi, posted on Facebook that he paid $0 for his late father’s medical bill.
The blogger’s father passed away recently and may have been hospitalised prior. He said that the the last hospitalisation bill for his father was $7,959.
Government grant for the bill was $4,606 and Medisheld Life covered $421 of it.
He paid the balance of $3,046 using his own monies in Medisave, of which $1600 was top-up from the Pioneer Generation Package.
“I paid a whopping $0,” Mr Lee said.
*An older Singaporean who is born in the year 1934 or earlier, who lives in an HDB flat and does not own a second property would have received $1600 ($800 in 2014, and another $800 last year) in Pioneer Generation Medisave top-ups.