What you need to know.

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Integrated Shield Plan claims for COVID-19:

With effect from 7 Aug, Singaporeans, permanent residents and long-term pass holders who travel abroad under permitted travel arrangements with certain countries will be allowed to make claims against their Integrated Shield Plans for medical bills if they are admitted for suspected COVID-19 and have onset of symptoms within 14 days of returning to Singapore. Please note that should you fall outside of this category of claimants, we will not be able to process your IncomeShield claim.

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Additional information before you claim.

Your hospitalisation or surgery bills can be paid with the following methods:

  • Cash or credit card
  • CPF MediSave account (Upon admission, please sign the forms for the Medical Claims Authorisation Form (MCAF) 
  • IncomeShield Letter of Guarantee (LOG) – to assist with partial or full waiver of deposit. (For Inpatient and Day Surgery)

You can obtain a LOG by calling us at 6789 6886 or through hospital admission staff if you are getting treatment in a restructured hospital.

Inpatient hospital treatment in Singapore [1]

You will be covered for room, board and medical related services; intensive care unit (ICU) and medical related services; and surgical benefits (including Day Surgery). Please refer to policy conditions for more details.

Outpatient hospital treatment in Singapore [1]

You will be covered for stereotactic radiotherapy for cancer, radiotherapy for cancer, chemotherapy for cancer, immunotherapy for cancer, renal dialysis, erythropoietin & other drugs approved under MediShield Life for chronic renal failure and cyclosporin or tacrolimus & other drugs approved under MediShield Life for organ transplant.

Pre- and post-hospitalisation treatment [1]

For Enhanced IncomeShield [2]: 

  • Expenses have to be incurred in Singapore within 100 days from the hospitalisation or day surgery.
  • If the inpatient hospital treatment is provided by our panel and paid for under Enhanced IncomeShield Preferred plan, expenses have to be incurred in Singapore within 180 days before the date of admission and within 365 days after the date they are discharged. 

For IncomeShield: Expenses have to be incurred in Singapore within 90 days from the hospitalisation or day surgery.

Treatment given before or after emergency overseas treatment is not covered.

Emergency overseas treatment [1]

You will only be covered for serious injuries or medical conditions which require immediate medical treatment in a hospital to prevent death or serious damage to health. Pre- and post-hospitalisation treatment given before or after emergency overseas treatment is not covered.


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Tell us what you would like to claim for

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Prepare the required documents

Outpatient or Inpatient hospital treatment (includes day surgery)
Required documents
  • Original final hospital/medical bills and receipts [3]


If you have submitted a claim to other policies / insurers / your employers / any other third parties who may have reimbursed your bills, please submit the following documents:

  • A copy of their reimbursement letter / discharge voucher / payslip (reflecting the medical expense deduction – For civil servants)


Daily Cash Rider

We will review the claim under the Daily Cash Rider together with your IncomeShield Inpatient/Day Surgery claim if it was submitted.


Otherwise, you will need to submit the following documents:

  • A copy of the final hospital/medical bill(s)
  • Hospital discharge summary
  • Medical reports, if any

Claim forms

Pre- and post-hospitalisation treatment
Required documents
  • Original final hospital/medical bills and receipts [3]


If you have submitted a claim to other policies / insurers / your employers / any other third parties who may have reimbursed your bills, please submit the following documents:

  • A copy of their reimbursement letter / discharge voucher / payslip (reflecting the medical expense deduction – For civil servants)
Emergency overseas treatment
Required documents
  • Original final hospital/medical bills and receipts [3]
  • Hospital discharge summary*
  • Medical reports*


If you have submitted a claim to other policies / insurers / your employers / any other third parties who may have reimbursed your bills, please submit the following documents:

  • A copy of their reimbursement letter / discharge voucher / payslip (reflecting the medical expense deduction – For civil servants)


For foreigners

  • Copy of passport showing the insured’s personal particulars 
  • Copy of eligible valid pass of the insured


* All overseas documents must be certified as true copies by your lawyer or any Notary Public. If the documents are in foreign language, please provide a version officially translated to English by a certified translator/ interpreter. You will have to bear the costs of the translation services, if any.

Claim forms

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Send us your documents

Choose one of the following channels for your submission:

  1. At an Income branch
  2. To your insurance adviser
  3. By post to
    Claims Service Centre
    Income Centre
    75 Bras Basah Road
    Singapore 189557

  1. Subject to precise terms, conditions and exclusions specified in the policy contract.
  2. This benefit will apply for policies starting or renewed from 1 Mar 2019, and inpatient hospital treatment incurred thereafter. Please check your actual policy document for details on your coverage.
  3. How to tell if your hospital/medical bills are original and final:
    a. The bill is a final bill (not an estimated or interim bill).
    b. The bill is an original copy (not a duplicate or a photocopy / scanned copy).
    c. There is no outstanding amount due to the medical institution.
    d. Ensure that the MediSave amount is approved, if applicable.
    e. Ensure that the MediShield Life / Private Shield plan amount is reflected on the bill, if applicable.

Information is correct as of 15 September 2020.

Your queries answered.

Policies that are on standard terms and have been inforced for at least a year from the start date or the reinstatement date; whichever is later, will be eligible.
 

The following are some instances where the IncomeShield LOG may not be issued:
- The estimated claimable amount falls within the policy deductible amount;
- There is an exclusion in the policy;
- There is an outstanding recovery amount due to Income;
- Treatments at private clinics, public hospital's short-stay wards, outpatient treatments and community hospitals;
- Overseas treatments;
- Treatments for excluded conditions such as pregnancy related treatments, cosmetic surgery, HIV infection or AIDS related, please refer to the policy contract for the a full list of exclusions.

Do note that Income reserves the right to limit or decline the issuance of the IncomeShield LOG, even if the eligibility criteria is met.

This is a facility provided to IncomeShield policyholders at major hospitals in Singapore. The IncomeShield Letter of Guarantee or LOG can be used to help with the upfront cash deposit required for hospitalisation or day surgery, subject to the acceptance of the Hospital.

An insured who is eligible for IncomeShield LOG and is consulting a private specialist from IncomeShield’s Private Specialist Panel, can benefit from an IncomeShield LOG amount of up to $20,000; while it is up to $10,000 for choosing a private specialist who falls outside our panel. When choosing a specialist from a public hospital, the IncomeShield LOG amount is up to $30,000.

The IncomeShield LOG is a facility intended to assist in the pre hospitalisation or pre surgery process; it is not an indicator of claim approval and neither is the issued amount an indicator of the claim amount.  The filed IncomeShield claim, with details of the medical conditions and its treatments, will require a review by Income.

Restructured Hospitals/Medical Institutions
- Alexandra Hospital
- Admiralty Medical Centre
- Changi General Hospital
- Jurong Medical Centre
- Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
- KK Women's And Children's Hospital
- National Cancer Centre
- National Heart Centre Of Singapore
- National University Hospital
- Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
- Sengkang General Hospital
- Singapore General Hospital
- Singapore National Eye Centre
- Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Private Hospitals/Medical Institutions
- Concord International Hospital
- Farrer Park Hospital
- Gleneagles Hospital
- Mount Alvernia Hospital
- Mount Elizabeth Hospital
- Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
- Parkway East Hospital
- Raffles Hospital
- Thomson Medical Centre

The Hospital administrators will assist to make the request on your behalf. If successful, the IncomeShield LOG will be issued to the hospital on the same day.

The hospital reserves the right to collect a partial or a full deposit of the bill or accept the issued IncomeShield LOG only for the waiver of the initial deposit. Following are some other situations where a deposit will be required:
- The total of the IncomeShield LOG amount and the estimated CPF Medisave withdrawal amount is insufficient to cover the required deposit;
- The IncomeShield policy is unable to provide coverage for the hospitalisation or day surgery;
- Ineligible claims or ineligible items or medical services that are excluded and/or are not part of the treatment; please refer to the policy contract for details.

You may approach the participating hospitals' administrators for assistance, they will assist to request for the IncomeShield LOG on your behalf. In order to activate the IncomeShield LOG, you will need to accept the IncomeShield LOG terms, authorise the CPF Medisave withdrawal and sign the Medical Claims Authorisation Form (MCAF).

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