Read more updates on the latest recommendations proposed by the ElderShield Review Committee (ESRC) to enhance ElderShield, as part of the efforts to further strengthen our social safety nets for an ageing population.
Long Term Care can be very costly, especially if you are unable to care for yourself for an extended period of time. As most people are not able to save enough money for their own Long Term Care, the financial burden falls to their loved ones who will have to juggle between work and caregiving obligations.
Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents with Medisave accounts are automatically covered by basic ElderShield at age 40. In the event of losing the ability to perform at least 3 out of 6 Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)1, you will receive S$400* Monthly Benefit payouts for up to six years.
ElderShield Comprehensive is designed to supplement basic ElderShield by providing higher benefits while stretching coverage up to a lifetime, to help you lessen the financial burden and provide greater peace of mind.
You can be assured of early care as ElderShield Comprehensive 2 ADLs accelerates Monthly Benefit payouts when you are unable to perform 2 out of 6 ADLs. You can also choose Monthly Benefit payouts of between S$300 to S$3,000 on top of your basic ElderShield.
Ensure peace of mind with Monthly Benefit payouts that continue as long as you suffer from severe Disability2. You can choose the plan type to receive the Monthly Benefit for up to 10 years or up to a lifetime.
Receive a lump sum Initial Benefit3 on top of your Monthly Benefit payouts upon your first claim. While receiving your Monthly Benefit payouts, in the event of Death, ElderShield Comprehensive also provides a lump sum equivalent to three times the Monthly Benefit, and this can help with final expenses.
Hospitalisation: To cover the cost of hospitalisation, surgical or medical expenses - and make up for loss of income due to hospitalisation - consider Supreme Health, Total Health and Supreme MediCash.
Personal accidents: To be covered against accidents in your golden years, consider Golden Protector Plus.
Retirement: To ensure that your retirement is financially comfortable, consider Supreme Retirement.
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Please do take note of the below to ensure you fully understand what this product does and does not cover. If in doubt, contact your Great Eastern distribution representative or have us call you back
1 Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are: washing, toileting, dressing, feeding, mobility and transferring.
2 For ElderShield Comprehensive 2 ADLs, severe Disability refers to the inability to perform a minimum of 2 out of 6 ADLs.
For ElderShield Comprehensive 3 ADLs, severe Disability refers to the inability to perform a minimum of 3 out of 6 ADLs.
3 The lump sum Initial Benefit is equivalent to three times the Monthly Benefit, payable after a 90-day deferment period.
* There are currently two ElderShield schemes: ElderShield300 and ElderShield400. ElderShield300 was first launched in September 2002 and offers a payout of $300 per month for a maximum of 60 months. ElderShield400 came about after the ElderShield reform in 2007 and offers an improved coverage with payout of $400 per month for a maximum of 72 months. Singapore Citizens and PRs who join ElderShield after September 2007 will be on the ElderShield400 scheme. For details, please visit www.moh.gov.sg
The above is for general information only. It is not a contract of insurance. The precise terms and conditions of this insurance plan are specified in the policy contract. It is usually detrimental to replace an existing accident and health plan with a new one. A penalty may be imposed for early plan termination and the new plan may cost more, or have less benefits at the same cost.
These plans are protected under the Policy Owners' Protection Scheme which is administered by the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation (SDIC). Coverage for your policy is automatic and no further action is required from you. For more information on the types of benefits that are covered under the scheme as well as the limits of coverage, where applicable, please contact us or visit the Life Insurance Association (LIA) or SDIC websites (www.lia.org.sg or www.sdic.org.sg)
In case of discrepancy between the English and Chinese versions, the English version shall prevail.
Information correct as at 26 July 2016.