Health insurers make it easier for seniors to apply

A study found that around 75 per cent of older Singaporeans polled found the standard health underwriting questionnaire tedious, "too broad and vague" and requiring an excessive scope of disclosure. This deterred them from getting adequate health cov
A study found that around 75 per cent of older Singaporeans polled found the standard health underwriting questionnaire tedious, "too broad and vague" and requiring an excessive scope of disclosure. This deterred them from getting adequate health coverage.ST FILE PHOTO

The mind-boggling nature of insurance questionnaires is emerging as a key culprit in deterring older Singaporeans from buying adequate health coverage.

A study found that around 75 per cent of those polled found the standard health underwriting questionnaire tedious, "too broad and vague" and requiring an excessive scope of disclosure.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 23, 2018, with the headline 'Health insurers make it easier for seniors to apply'. Print Edition | Subscribe