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Health Insurance For Foreigners In Singapore – Are They All Freaking Expensive?

It is no longer uncommon for Singaporeans to work alongside foreigners in Singapore. After all, more than half the population here are in fact, foreigners. As with their Singaporean co-workers, many foreigners are dumbfounded when it comes to getting insurance […]

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Diabetes – Singapore’s Silent Killer

As we celebrate the nation’s 52 birthday this month, PM Lee highlighted 3 important and urgent issues Singapore has to grapple with, one of which is the nation’s fight against diabetes. While we all know that Singapore has a rapidly […]

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How Much Should I Spend On Insurance Per Month?

Most Singaporeans are aware that simply relying on their Medishield life plan to fully cover their insurance needs is not enough. This is why many people take on private insurance policies as well. If you are thinking of getting some […]

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In This Age Of DIY Insurance, Is The Insurance Agent Still Relevant?

There has been a lot of shift in the personal finance industry in the last 2 years, specifically towards automation and robo-advisory. On the provider’s site, using technology can help cut costs on human resources as customers go online for […]

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Can I Solely Rely On My Company’s Insurance Coverage?

It is not mandatory for employers in Singapore to buy medical insurance for their employees except if they are work permit and S pass holders. For those lucky enough to enjoy this extra benefit from their employers, they may feel […]

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Zika And Insurance – What You Need To Know

So the Zika virus has officially landed in Singapore and is creating some panic around. As commonly seen with other kinds of “outbreak”, Singaporeans have been quick to snap up mosquito repellent, insecticides and other what-not to protect themselves. Living […]

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Am I Wasting My Money By Buying Insurance? – A Matter Of Perspective

When you buy things at a sale, are you wasting money or saving money? This is an apt example of putting your insurance expenses into perspective. While some may argue that buying what’s necessary at a sale is saving money, […]

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Direct Purchase Insurance VS Insurance Agent

Since April 2015, the Monetary Authority of Singapore(MAS) has launched their Direct Purchase Insurance(DPI) initiative called CompareFIRST, allowing consumers to compare and buy basic life insurance products on a portal instead of going through and insurance agent. While it is […]

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5 Questions You Need To Ask Your Insurance Agent Before Signing Anything

Most Singaporeans agree that getting insurance is much needed as our CPF only provide us with a very basic amount of coverage. Yet, we often view the insurance industry and agents with a kind of apprehension, partly because of the […]

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Critical Illness Vs Early-Stage Critical Illness Insurance- Do You Need Both?

Do you know that the incidence of cancer in Singapore has risen sharply in recent years? Every day, about 36 people are told that they have cancer. But the good news is that the survival rate has been increasing as […]

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Does The Elderly In Singapore Need Insurance?

As most of us grow older, we start to realise the importance of insurance as we face more health issues in our lives. Or perhaps, you have started on your own family and are considering the retirement and health care […]

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Standard B1 Class Integrated Shield Plan – Should you consider it?

As if insurance is not confusing enough, we’ve got a new “Standard B1 Class Integrated Shield Plan” coming right up in May. What is that again? For normal people who do not really care about Medishield or health insurance until […]

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7 Deadly Sins of Health Insurance

So we all know that taking up health insurance is essential in Singapore, given the high medical costs involved. So you thought you’ve got yourself covered when you signed up for one. If that’s the case, why are there stories […]

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Insurance Needs For Different Life Stages

It’s a difficult task to determine which type of insurance is the “right” type for us. There seems to be a never-ending amount of insurance needs that one can have and most people might be afraid to miss out on […]

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With The New Medishield Life, Do I Still Need An Integrated Shield Policy?

The new Medishield Life Plan officially replaced the Medishield to provide basic health insurance coverage for Singaporeans and PRs on November 1, 2015. The new plan promised a wider insurance coverage such as higher claim limits and lifetime coverage so […]

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Five Tips To Stretch Your Dollar When Seeing A Doctor

Feeling a little under the weather due to the haze? During the ‘haze season’, you might suffer from small ailments like runny nose, sore throat or eye inflammation. While these are little cause for alarm, the unabated PSI may mean […]

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Understanding MediShield Life, Integrated Shield plans & Rider policies to keep your healthcare costs affordable

If you haven’t been staying in a hole, you might have heard of the new Medishield Life plan that the Singapore government will roll out in November 2015. This is timely, given that healthcare costs might be one of Singaporeans’ […]