MediShield Life review: More to be done on cost control

Protecting Singaporeans from rising healthcare costs is vital. But so is not overburdening the country from carrying those costs.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) earlier this week announced the first major review of MediShield Life since its launch in 2015. A slew of recommendations has been put forward by the MediShield Life Council to balance the health insurance scheme's "benefits and premiums to keep pace with evolving medical practice, healthcare cost inflation and actual claims experience, so that it continues to provide assurance for Singaporeans while remaining sustainable".

Benefits will be enhanced, with higher claim limits for a number of conditions as well as, for the first time, coverage for attempted suicide and addiction disorders.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2020, with the headline 'MediShield Life review: More to be done on cost control'. Subscribe