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22-member taskforce to raise awareness of Pioneer Generation Package

Published on Apr 8, 2014 5:04 PM
 
A TASKFORCE set up to raise awareness about health-care benefits for Singapore's pioneers will be made up of people from the public and private sectors. -- ST FILE PHOTO: JOSEPH NAIR

A TASKFORCE set up to raise awareness about health-care benefits for Singapore's pioneers will be made up of people from the public and private sectors.

The Ministry of Finance announced on Tuesday that the 22 members will include politicians and civil servants as well as grassroots leaders, public relations experts and those from the non-profit sectors.

Its main job will be to raise awareness of the health-care benefits under this year's Budget centrepiece, the $8-billion Pioneer Generation Package, and give assurance to first generation Singaporeans. The package includes Medisave top-ups and subsidies for outpatient treatment and will pay for part of their MediShield Life premiums.

The Government has acknowledged that reaching out to all 450,000 of them will be challenging.

 
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