Changes to MediShield Life coverage for cancer drug treatment and services (From 1 Sep 2022)
From 1 Sep 2022, MediShield Life will shift to cover a Cancer Drug List (CDL) of clinically proven and more cost-effective outpatient cancer drug treatments. This will help ensure greater affordability of cancer treatments and insurance in the longer term.
Prior to 1 Sep 2022, patients could claim up to $3,000 per month under MediShield Life for all outpatient cancer drug treatments and related services. From 1 Sep 2022, the claim limits will range from $200 to $9,600 per month depending on the cancer drug treatment. An additional $1,200 per year is claimable for cancer drug services.
All Integrated Shield Plans (IPs) will also follow the CDL and introduce claim limits, when policyholders purchase or renew their policies from 1 April 2023. While IPs will not cover treatments not on the CDL, IP riders will cover treatments beyond the CDL, but to varying extents. More details on IP and rider coverage of cancer drug treatments and services will be shared by end 2022.
For more information, visit MOH’s website here.
Changes to Premiums for Integrated Shield Plans & Riders (From 1 Apr 2022)
To view your premium changes, click here.
Integrated Shield Plan Claims for COVID-19
As our borders progressively reopen to permit international travel, MOH is allowing Singapore Citizens and PRs who travel out of Singapore to claim for inpatient COVID-19 treatment from MediShield Life and Integrated Shield Plans on or after 20 Oct 2020, should they experience onset of COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days of their return to Singapore.
To support COVID-19 vaccination in Singapore, all IncomeShield plans will cover hospitalisation due to COVID-19 vaccination if it becomes necessary. The COVID-19 vaccination must be:
i. Approved by the Health Sciences Authority and administered in Singapore; or
ii. Approved under the Special Access Route and approved by the World Health Organisation under its Emergency Use Listing, where the use of such vaccines should be in line with its accompanying guidelines and recommended use, and administered by approved providers licensed by the Ministry of Health.