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Covid 19 Singapore Updates on Medical Insurance Claims

According to Straits Times on 24 March 2020, Singapore residents or long-term pass holder who leaves Singapore from March 27 2020, will also not be able to claim from MediShield Life or Integrated Shield Plans for Covid-19 related treatments at public and private hospitals. They will also be charged un-subsidised rates for their inpatient stay at public hospitals if they are admitted for suspected Covid-19 and have onset of symptoms within 14 days of returning to Singapore. As many Singaporean still continue to travel oversea daily, risking the health of other Singaporeans and residents when they return. (source:


Covid 19 Be Socially Responsible

Be Socially Responsible

As individuals and companies, we all have a duty to act in the best interests of our environment and society as a whole. When buying food supplies and essentials, buy only what you need. When you are sick, wear a mask, stay at home, see a doctor and do not doctor-hop. Keep at least 1 meter apart when eating places, shopping mall, while queuing and at work place. Stay safe and avoid crowded places.


One Last Thing

And lastly this might be the best time to look into your personal and family Insurance and Financial Planning. In order to reduce further spreading of COVID-19 in Singapore, Work From Home (WFH) measures had been implemented to heightened safe-distancing and to reduce movement. Insurance is an essential service during Covid-19 Circuit-Breaker period. I am here for you if you require insurance and financial planning services. It may be policy review and updates or a second opinion on your insurance and financial planning needs, feel free to arrange a meeting with me. It will be conducted virtually through Zoom video conferencing at the comfort and safety of your home. So I look forward in seeing you on video, through my virtual insurance and financial planning services. Also not forgetting to give credits to all our frontline medical teams and government task force in fighting the Covid-19. Stay united and fight this pandemic together. Please follow the travel advisories and be socially responsible. Stay safe and stay healthy.


Note: Opinions expressed are solely in Mr. Chan Kong Meng’s personal capacity and neither express the views or opinions of Prudential nor represent any professional advice in Mr. Chan Kong Meng’s capacity as a PACS representative.


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