[Analysis] 3 Best Recurrent Multi Payout Critical Illness Plan in Singapore

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The 3 Best Recurrent Multi Payout Critical Illness Plan in Singapore

The main concern of those who have suffered from critical illness is their ability to be insured again. According to AIA Health Matters Survey 2016, “more than 9 in 10 (94%) find it challenging to purchase another Critical Illness (CI) plan following a CI diagnosis, even though more than 2 in 5 (41%) are looking to purchase another CI insurance plan”.

Given the fact that there is a probability of recurrence, it is easy to understand that insurers are not willing to accept them as the risks of insuring them are high. Other concerns about CI plans include being covered for the different stages of critical illness, enjoying premiums waiver or discounts, having insufficient cover and not being able to claim more than once from the same policy.

The good news is that critical illness plans have evolved and insurance companies here are now offering plans that address these concerns. Here, we analyse three Recurrent Multiple Claim Critical Illness plans offered here to provide income replacement and coverage despite being diagnosed or having made a claim once due to any of the 37 LIA listed critical illness

Head to Head Analysis (Best viewed on desktop or turn your phone horizontally to view)

Critical Illness Plan Aviva MyMultiPay CI Manulife Ready CompleteCare Tokio Marine MultiCare
Maximum Sum Assured 250,000 500,000 350,000
Maximum Payout Multiplier 6x 9x 9x
Max First Early Stage CI Lump Sum Payout 250,000 250,000 350,000
Max First Intermediate Stage CI Lump Sum Payout 250,000 350,000 350,000
Maximum Lump Sum Claim for Advance Stage Critical Illness 300% of Sum Assured 100% of Sum Assured/ 300% of Sum Assured for ONLY the following 6 CI

–         Major Cancer

–         Heart Attack

–         Stroke

–         Multiple Sclerosis

–        Parkinson Disease

–         Alzheimer

300% of Sum Assured
Total Number Of Early, Intermediate & Late Stage CI Covered  

105 Different Stages Of Critical Illnesses

Excluding Terminal Illness

 

105 Different Stages Of Critical Illnesses

Excluding Terminal Illness

98 Different Stages Of Critical Illnesses

Excluding Terminal Illness

Juvenile Conditions Covered 12 Juvenile Conditions

An additional Juvenile Benefit of 20% of the sum assured, capped at S$25,000, is

payable for each of the 12 Juvenile Conditions below. A maximum of 6 claims can be

made under the Juvenile Benefit

8 Juvenile Conditions

An additional Juvenile Benefit of 20% of the sum assured, capped at S$25,000, is

payable for each of the 8 Juvenile Conditions below. A maximum of 6 claims can be

made under the Juvenile Benefit

10 Juvenile Conditions

An additional Juvenile Benefit of 20% of the sum assured, capped at S$25,000, is

payable for each of the 10 Juvenile Conditions below. A maximum of 5 claims can be

made under the Juvenile Benefit

Special Conditions Coverage 12 Special Conditions

20% of the sum assured, capped at S$25,000, is

payable for each of the 12 Special Conditions below. A maximum of 6 claims can be

made under the Special Benefit.

10 Special Conditions

20% of the sum assured, capped at S$25,000, is

payable for each of the 10 Special Conditions below. A maximum of 6 claims can be

made under the Special Benefit.

10 Special Conditions

20% of the sum assured, capped at S$25,000, is

payable for each of the 10 Special Conditions below. A maximum of 5 claims can be

made under the Special Benefit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claim Feature

 

Early/Intermediate Stage Critical Illness Claims

(Layer 1)

Allow up to 2 Claims of 100% Sum Assured for Early or Intermediate Stage CI from different group with NO waiting Period

 

Advance Stage Critical Illness Claim

(Layer 2)

Allow up to 300% SA Claim on Any Late Stage CI less off claim made on Early and Intermediate Stage follow by Waiver of Premium upon claim.

 

Recurrent Cancer/Heart Attack/Stroke Claim

(Layer 3 & 4)

Receive 2x 150% of sum assured per claim with  2-years waiting period in between for Advance Stage Cancer/Stroke/Heart Attack Relapse or Persistency or Metastasis after an Advance Stage CI claim has been made successfully

 

 

Early/Intermediate Stage Critical Illness Claims

(Layer 1)

Allow up to 5 Claims of 100% Sum Assured for different Early, Intermediate or Late Stage CI with 1 year waiting period in between each claims

 

Advance Stage Critical Illness Claim

(Layer 2)

Allow up to 300% of Sum Assured Claim, less off claim made on Early/Intermediate Stage CI claim for the following 6 CI

–         Major Cancer

–         Heart Attack

–         Stroke

–         Multiple Sclerosis

–         Parkinson Disease

–         Alzheimer

Recurrent Cancer Claim

(Layer 3 & 4)

Receive 2x 100% of sum assured per claim with  2-years waiting period in between for Advance Stage Cancer Relapse or Persistency or Metastasis after an Advance Stage CI claim has been made successfully

Early/Intermediate Stage Critical Illness Claims

(Layer 1)

Allow up to 2 Claims of 100% Sum Assured for Early or Intermediate Stage CI from different group with NO waiting Period

 

Advance Stage Critical Illness Claim

(Layer 2)

Allow up to 2 Claims for Advance Stage CI from different Group with 1 year waiting period between each claim, Max Claim of 700% Sum Assured in this category, Can add on Premium Waiver Rider

 

Recurrent Cancer Claim

(Layer 3 & 4)

Receive 2x 100% of sum assured per claim with  2-years waiting period in between for Advance Stage Cancer Relapse or Persistency or Metastasis after an Advance Stage CI claim has been made successfully

 

Policy Highlights & Comparisons

Aviva MyMultipay CI

Aviva MyMultiPay Critical Illness (CI) – Best Early Critical Illness In Terms of Flexibility & Coverage For Recurrent and Relapse of Heart Attack/Cancer/Stroke
What we like?
  1.  Premium waiver upon diagnosis of late stage CI
  2. Choice of coverage term adjustable from 5 – 99 years allows for more flexibility as Manulife only allow 2 choices, till age 75 or 99; Tokio Marine Only Allows 70, 75 & 85
  3. Ability to claim for another Early stage Critical Illness from a different group of Critical Illness with no waiting period, whereas Manulife has a 1-year waiting gap;
  4. Upon diagnosis of any advanced stage CI, the assured gets 3x Sum Assured (Manulife only for (6) selected CIs)
  5. After claiming for Late Stage CI (Layer 2) Recurrent claim of 150% SA is available for persistency and relapse of Cancer, Heart Attack & Stroke after 2 years waiting period. Another 150% SA for persistency and relapse of Cancer/Heart Attack/Stroke 2 years after claiming from the 1st relapse. This feature only applies on Cancer for TM and Manulife
  6. Can be added as a rider to the Aviva Term Plan or Whole Life Plan
What we don’t like
  • Low Death Benefit of $5,000 regardless
  • Total of 3x Claim Only for Early/Intermediate/Late Critical Illness Claim (First 2 layers)
  • Max Sum Assured of 250,000 Only

 

Tokio Marine Multicare

Tokio Marine MultiCare – Best Overall with 2x Late Stage and 2x Early Stage CI Claim
What we like?
  1. Able to claim 2x Early Stage Critical Illness (no waiting period) and 2x Late Stage Critical Illness Claim of up to 300% per claim (with 1 year waiting period). Aviva only allows 1x Late stage CI claim
  2. Layer 1 & 2 claim allows up to 700% of Sum Assured, Aviva only able to claim up to 300%
  3. Ability to claim for another Early stage Critical Illness from a different group of Critical Illness with no waiting period (same as Aviva), whereas Manulife has a 1-year waiting gap
  4. Upon diagnosis of any advanced stage CI, the assured gets maximum of 3x Sum Assured immediately regardless of prior claim on early stage critical illness from any other groupings
  5. Maximum lump sum claim of 350,000 for early stage critical illness as compared to Aviva and Manulife which only allows the max lump sum of claim of  250,000 for early stage critical illness
  6. 2 more late stage cancer claim bringing total claim up to 9x sum assured
What we don’t like
  • Premium waiver for late stage critical illness claim is not embedded into the main plan, have to add rider for it to be waived off upon first late ci claim
  • Lack of flexibility for coverage term, choose only till age 70, 75, 85
  • Most expensive multi stage payout critical illness plan in the market as compared to it’s peers

 

Manulife ReadyComplete Care

Manulife Ready CompleteCare (Cover Me Again) – Best for Highest Number Of Early Stage Critical Illness Claim in 1 Plan (5x)
What we like?
  1. Cover 5x different CI (early, intermediate, late stage) resetting every 1 year with no grouping limitations
  2. Full premium will be refunded to policy holder or beneficiary upon death of insured
  3. Free health check-up every 2 years for policy holders
  4. 2x more claims on late stage cancer bringing total potential claim up to 9x sum assured
  5. Free CI Coverage for insured’s children
What we don’t like
  • 1 year waiting period for every different critical illness claim including 30 out of 36 late stage critical illness (Aviva and TM has no waiting period)
  •  Lack of flexibility for coverage term, choose only till age 75 & 100
  • Only can claim 1x late stage critical illness other than recurrent or persistent late stage cancer
Confused with all these technicalities?
Here are some analysis on which recurrent ci plan to choose in respect to your main concern. Assumptions: 35-year-old lady named Lily, who is healthy, non-smoker wants a sum assured of 100,000 to cover her till the age of 75.
1) High claim amount on diagnosis of different early & severe stage conditions 
In a few years time Lily was diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Lily subsequently suffered late stage stroke and is also required to do a cardiac pacemaker insertion (an early stage of heart attack)  to regulate her heartbeat. After a year of surviving her ordeals, Lily found herself diagnosed with a late stage cancer.
How will Tokio Marine Multicare Pay?
  • Late stage stroke diagnosis – Lily will receive a lump sum of $300,000
  • Requires cardiac pacemaker insertion (Early Stage Heart Attack) – Lily will receive another lump sum of $100,000 (No waiting period required)
  • 1 year later, gets diagnosed with late stage pancreatic cancer – Lily will receive another $300,000
Lily will receive a total payout of $700,000 in less than 2 years due to a series of misfortune
How will Aviva MyMultipay Pay?
  • Late stage stroke diagnosis – Lily will receive a lump sum of $300,000
  • Requires cardiac pacemaker insertion (Early Stage Heart Attack) – Lily will not receive any amount as the payout for layer 1 and layer 2 has reached its limit
  • 1 year later, gets diagnosed with late stage pancreatic cancer – Lily will not receive any amount as the payout for late stage has already been made for stroke
Lily receive a total payout of $300,000
How will ManulifeReady CompleteCare Pay?
  • Late stage stroke diagnosis – Lily will receive a lump sum of $300,000
  • Requires cardiac pacemaker insertion (Early Stage Heart Attack) – Lily will not receive any amount as the event happen less than a year after late stage stroke diagnosis
  • 1 year later, gets diagnosed with late stage pancreatic cancer – Lily will receive another $100,000 for another CI diagnosed after 1 year
Lily receives a total payout of $400,000

Tokio Marine Pays the best for this scenario – Premium $957.50/year

2) Flexible coverage term and recurrent critical illness coverage 
Since a CI policy’s main objective is for income replacement, some clients might only want their plan to cover them until retirement age. This can potentially translate to more savings since you pay less premium when the coverage term is shorter. In this case, Aviva’s My MultiPay CI is a good choice because it offers coverage from anywhere till 5 – 99 years old whereas the other 2 plans require a minimum coverage till 70/75 years old.
If say in a twist of event, Lily was diagnosed with late stage heart attack , Lily miraculously recovers from her late stage heart attack after months of monitoring and treatment and is able to get back to work full time. 2 years later, lily’s heart attack relapses and this time she was hospitalised again.
How will Tokio Marine Multicare Pay?
  • Late stage heart attack – Lily will receive a lump sum of $300,000
  • Late stage heart attack recurs 2 years later – Lily will not receive any payout as TM only covers recurrent cancer 2 years after late cancer diagnosis
Lily will receive a total payout of $300,000
How will Aviva MyMultipay CI Pay?
  • Late stage heart attack – Lily will receive a lump sum of $300,000
  • Late stage heart attack recurs 2 years later – Lily will receive another $150,000 for relapse of late stage heart attack after 2 years
Lily will receive a total payout of $450,000
How will Manulife Ready Completecare Pay?
  • Late stage heart attack – Lily will receive a lump sum of $300,000
  • Late stage heart attack recurs 2 years later – Lily will not receive any payout as Manulife only covers recurrent cancer 2 years after late ci diagnosis
Lily will receive a total payout of $300,000

Aviva Pays the best for this scenario – Premium $810/year

3) Highest Number Of Early Stage Critical Illness Claim
In another twist of event, Lily was diagnosed with an early stage breast cancer, the cancer went under remission subsequently. 13 months later, Lily was diagnosed with an early stage kidney failure. After months of treatment her condition improved but upon further check up, her breast cancer relapses and this time it was late stage and it has spread to her lungs. Lily went for chemotherapy and subsequently her cancers were able to go back into remission. A year later, lily was diagnosed with early stage liver cirrhosis.
How will Tokio Marine Multicare Pay?
  • Early Stage Breast Cancer – Lily will receive a lump sum of $100,000
  • Early Stage Kidney Failure after 13 months – Lily will not receive any payout as Kidney failure and cancer is under similar grouping for early stage
  • Late Stage Breast Cancer -Lily will receive another lump sum of $200,000
  • 1 year later, Early Stage Liver Cirrhosis – Lily will not receive any payout as liver cirrhosis is under the same category as cancer and kidney failure for early stage
Lily will receive a total payout of $300,000
How will Aviva MyMultipay CI Pay?
  • Early Stage Breast Cancer – Lily will receive a lump sum of $100,000
  • Early Stage Kidney Failure after 13 months – Lily will not receive any payout as Kidney failure and cancer is under similar grouping for early stage
  • Late Stage Breast Cancer -Lily will receive another lump sum of $200,000
  • 1 year later, Early Stage Liver Cirrhosis – Lily will not receive any payout as liver cirrhosis is under the same category as cancer and kidney failure for early stage
Lily will receive a total payout of $300,000
How will Manulife Ready Completecare Pay?
  • Early Stage Breast Cancer – Lily will receive a lump sum of $100,000
  • Early Stage Kidney Failure after 13 months – Lily will receive another lump sum of $100,000 as Manulife does not group their early stage ci
  • Late Stage Breast Cancer -Lily will receive another lump sum of $200,000
  • 1 year later, Early Stage Liver Cirrhosis – Lily will receive another lump sum of $100,000 as Manulife do not group early stage ci
Lily will receive a total payout of $500,000

Manulife Pays the best for this scenario – Premium $852.95/year

What to do next?

Compare: Multiple Claim Critical Illness Plans

As we can see, all three companies have their strengths and weaknesses and they all cover a different aspect of risks which the other company does not cover, who is to say that you cannot purchase two different recurrent multi pay critical illness plan? But prior to that, you may be keen to find out the premium for the different recurrent multi-pay critical illness plan before you make your decision. Moneyline.sg has done some homework for you, now it’s your time to protect your income with a suitable plan

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