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CPF Contribution to be Increased

As announced in Budget 2014, the CPF contribution will be increased by 1% for everyone. The increased contribution will go to Medisave. While companies will be receiving some kind of temporary top-up to help cope with this increase, self-employed personnel will have to fund this increase by themselves. There will also be in additional increase […]

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Insane Waiting Time for Specialist Appointment

There was an article in yesterday’s Straits Times Forum that a particular patient had to wait more than a year for his specialist appointment at SGH. Upon referral from his polyclinic to see a renal specialist for a worsening blood condition, he was first given an appointment for December 2014. After many phone calls and […]

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Increase in Medisave Withdrawal Limits for Insurance Premiums

The Medisave withdrawal limits that can be used for the paying of  the premiums for Medishield or the private Medishield integrated plans will be raised for the elderly (age 66 and above) starting from 1 November 2013. The new limits are as follows: From $800 to $1,000 for those aged 66 to 75 (based on […]

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Enhancement of Community Health Assist Scheme & Medisave Usage

MOH has announced more details on the initiatives on healthcare affordability which were first announced by PM Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day Rally last weekend. The key changes will be an enhancement to CHAS, as well as an extension of the use of Medisave. All the changes take effect from 1st January 2014. There are […]

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Suggestions for a Better Singapore Healthcare System

The Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Health has made several suggestions to the government to revamp our existing healthcare system. The suggestions cover the use of Medisave, Medishield and the amount of subsidies that we get. The announcement of the suggestions is a way for the government to test out the ground reaction to the […]

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