S'pore private health insurance premiums on the rise as claims and costs tick up

The rise in healthcare inflation rose 2.5 per cent, and hospital services increased by 2 per cent. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE - Healthcare costs have been climbing in Singapore, driven by a higher volume of insurance claims. This, in turn, has pushed up premiums for private health insurance policies, a trend that looks set to continue.

Healthcare inflation picked up in the first seven months of 2022, with costs rising by 1.7 per cent year on year, data from July's Consumer Price Index (CPI) report showed last Tuesday (Aug 23).

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