Doctors say insurers' form asks for too much patient info

The details of major medical problems listed could be used for unrelated purposes: SMA

Plans to curb spiralling healthcare costs by getting all patients to co-pay part of their medical bills may have run into a roadblock.

The problem: A doctors' body has raised objection to a form drawn up by the Life Insurance Association (LIA), saying that it seeks too much needless information about a policyholder's medical condition.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2019, with the headline 'Doctors say insurers' form asks for too much patient info'. Print Edition | Subscribe