Insurers want all patients to pay part of hospital bills

Six companies selling MediShield Life-linked health insurance have appealed to MOH to make it compulsory for existing as well as new policyholders to pay part of their hospital bills, even if they buy riders that now cover the entire amount.
Six companies selling MediShield Life-linked health insurance have appealed to MOH to make it compulsory for existing as well as new policyholders to pay part of their hospital bills, even if they buy riders that now cover the entire amount.PHOTO: ST FILE

They appeal to MOH to tweak rider regime in Shield plans, even for existing policyholders

The days of getting insurers to pay your entire medical bill may be drawing to a close.

The six companies selling MediShield Life-linked health insurance have appealed to the Ministry of Health (MOH) to make it compulsory for existing as well as new policyholders to pay part of their hospital bills, even if they buy riders that now cover the entire amount.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2018, with the headline 'Insurers want all patients to pay part of hospital bills'. Print Edition | Subscribe