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Additional MediShield Life help for those with annual home values above $21,000

Published on Jul 2, 2014 12:51 PM
 
Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong. Singaporeans with annual home values above $21,000 can apply for additional help if they have trouble coping with increased MediShield Life premiums, assured Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans with annual home values above $21,000 can apply for additional help if they have trouble coping with increased MediShield Life premiums, assured Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Wednesday.

Those with annual home values above $21,000 will receive transitional subsidies to cope with the increase. However, they will not receive premium subsidies.

But Mr Gan recognised that while some Singaporeans own old homes of significant value, they do not earn much cash.

Addtional help will be provided for this group, he said. Such people can write in to the Ministry of Health for additional assistance when MediShield Life kicks in next year. Help will be rendered on a case-by-case basis. Mr Gan added.

 
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