Insurance coverage for maids too low: Agents, NGOs

Indonesian maid Ani Sumarni (right), seen here with her cousin Asiah (left), suffered a stroke earlier this month and is now warded at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Her insurance policy is not enough to cover her hospital bill.
Indonesian maid Ani Sumarni (right), seen here with her cousin Asiah (left), suffered a stroke earlier this month and is now warded at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Her insurance policy is not enough to cover her hospital bill.PHOTO: COURTESY OF ASIAH

MOM says 96% of hospital bills covered, higher coverage will raise premiums

Nearly three weeks after suffering a stroke in her employer's father's home, Indonesian domestic helper Ani Sumarni, 37, can blink and say a few words.

But her hospital stay is far from over, and the bill is mounting.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 20, 2019, with the headline 'Insurance coverage for maids too low: Agents, NGOs'. Print Edition | Subscribe