Singaporeans are living longer but struggle with skyrocketing medical costs

Singaporeans are living longer, but are struggling with hiking medical costs and health insurance inflation. The UN estimates that by 2035, 26% of Singaporeans will be over the age of 65 – more than double the 2015 figure of 11.7%. This finding, plus the fact that the fertility rate in Singapore stands at just 1.16, …

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Dermatological care and your private health insurance in Singapore

Singapore’s sunny climate is a source of bliss for many expats, but the perpetual heat and humidity can cause and/or aggravate skin conditions. If you suffer from skin woes like acne, hives, rashes, or eczema, you’re not alone – with the right dermatological care, you can better manage and take care of your skin. Dermatological …

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The ins and outs of emergency hospitalization insurance in Singapore

Do you know how emergency hospitalization insurance covers you, as an expat, in Singapore? How much and in what instances do you need to pay for ambulance services? When should you head for emergency care and when is it better to head to a local clinic and save a bunch of money on ambulance charges? …

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What can I do to reduce my health insurance premiums?

While Singapore is among the top cities with the best healthcare systems in the world, the cost of treatment here is also one of the highest in the world. And the cost of healthcare is one of the major factors influencing health insurance premiums. For expats seeking private healthcare in Singapore, the cost of international …

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Here’s how to get a cheaper newborn and senior health insurance

Living in Singapore as an expat can be costly, especially if you have family members that are dependent on you. Whether you have just welcomed a newborn baby to your family, or have an elderly family member living with you, health insurance premiums can be an issue. For instance, a maternity insurance plan only covers …

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Singapore medical insurance for expats: Finding your ideal plan

Singapore’s healthcare system consistently ranks among the top countries in the world. Medical costs in the Lion City, however, are projected to increase at a faster rate than most other countries in Asia. A study cited by Channel News Asia reports that the largest factor influencing medical inflation in Singapore is hospitalization costs (e.g. surgery …

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What is the cost of Singapore health insurance in 2018?

Bloomberg ranked Singapore’s healthcare system the most efficient in the world in 2014. Divided into a public sector with subsidized medical care for citizens and permanent residents, Singapore also has some world-class private hospitals for those who can afford them. So if you are an expat living in Singapore but not a permanent resident, your …

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What is the most cost-effective health insurance type?

When choosing insurance, we all want to make sure that we get great benefits for the price we pay. We also know that health insurance can be tricky – in terms of understanding the terminology, exclusions, and the conditions of plans. How do we know what the most cost-effective health insurance is, based on our …

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How to obtain a health insurance plan that is cost-effective in the long term?

With the rise of people moving to new countries for work, love, or really any other reasons, securing an international health insurance plan that is cost-effective in the long term might be the only option to always stay covered and protect expats against already high (and rising) medical costs worldwide. While a lot of expatriates …

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Your guide to obtaining long term health insurance is now released

Our newly released Guide to obtaining long term health insurance leverages our team’s 18+ years of extensive knowledge in the industry to highlight the main reasons and strategies for securing long-term health insurance. This guide is an essential read for everyone who wants to learn more about securing the best long term health insurance. About …

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