Confirm household information by June 19 to get correct MediShield Life premium subsidies

Patients waiting for their medicine at the pharmacy of Tampines Polyclinic. Singaporean households who received MediShield Life letters with a deadline indicated are encouraged to confirm and update their household information by June 19, says the Mi
Patients waiting for their medicine at the pharmacy of Tampines Polyclinic. Singaporean households who received MediShield Life letters with a deadline indicated are encouraged to confirm and update their household information by June 19, says the Ministry of Health in a statement on Monday. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singaporean households who received MediShield Life letters with a deadline indicated are encouraged to confirm and update their household information by June 19, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Monday.

This is so that the correct premium subsidies can be computed for them.

MediShield Life letters were sent to all Singaporean households in May, as part of the Household Check exercise to determine the subsidies. Out of the 1.2 million households, about 740,000 households received customised letters with deadlines.

As of June 12, close to 50 per cent of households who have been invited to complete their household check have done so.

Households who miss the exercise will still receive the premium subsidies if they are eligible, as the subsidies will be computed based on the existing information in government records. But to ensure that the correct subsidies are calculated, households who were invited to confirm their household information are encouraged to do so, said the MOH. They can do it at www.medishieldlife.sg.

Apart from the premium subsidies, there are also Pioneer Generation subsidies and transitional subsidies to keep MediShield Life premiums affordable. These do not depend on household circumstances and will be given automatically.