Singaporean with serious ailment lost his medical insurance as he forgot to pay

The insurer clarified that reminding customers to pay premiums is not part of their obligations. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO
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SINGAPORE - It is blindingly obvious that if you have medical insurance, you need to keep up with the premium payments. It is equally obvious that the consequence can be serious if you do not, as one Singaporean man has found out.

The man, who has a history of chronic illness, failed to pay a premium by the due date in 2021 and within the policy’s one-month grace period despite getting reminder notices.

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