MOH lifts 3-cycle cap on Medisave claims for assisted conception procedures

Baby's ward at KK hospital. The Health Ministry (MOH) is lifting the three-cycle cap on Medisave claims for Assisted Conception Procedures (ACP) to give couples more flexibility in using Medisave to pay for these treatments. The change takes effect f
Baby's ward at KK hospital. The Health Ministry (MOH) is lifting the three-cycle cap on Medisave claims for Assisted Conception Procedures (ACP) to give couples more flexibility in using Medisave to pay for these treatments. The change takes effect from Oct 1. -- ST FILE PHOTO: WONG MAYE-E

The Health Ministry (MOH) is lifting the three-cycle cap on Medisave claims on Assisted Conception Procedures (ACP) to give couples more flexibility in using Medisave to pay for these treatments. The change takes effect from Oct 1.

Currently, Medisave can be used for these procedures at any public or private Assisted Reproduction centres. The current Medisave withdrawal limit for ACPs is $6,000 (first treatment cycle), $5,000 (second treatment cycle) and $4,000 (third treatment cycle).

The change will allow couples to use Medisave for the fourth and subsequent cycles, subject to a $4,000 limit each.

But to ensure that couples do not deplete their Medisave prematurely, the cumulative Medisave use allowed for ACP will remain at $15,000, said the Health Ministry in a statement on Tuesday.