New benefits to support policyholders from mild disability
CareShield Plus policyholders will receive 100-percent monthly payout for up to 12 months when they are unable to perform one Activity of Daily Living.
Financial services company Singlife has launched of two new add-on benefits for its CareShield Standard and CareShield Plus plans. These enhancements aim to provide customers with increased assurance and improved financial support from the onset of mild disability.
Singlife CareShield Plus ensures a monthly payout for up to 12 months if individuals are incapable of performing one out of six Activities of Daily Living (ADL) independently, while Singlife CareShield Standard guarantees a monthly payout for up to 12 months if individuals are incapable of performing two out of six ADL independently. These include bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, transferring and continence.
According to Singlife, one in two healthy Singaporeans at age 65 expected to experience severe disability.
|Here is an overview of the Add-on Benefits structure: Plan||Add-on benefits||Coverage|
|Singlife CareShield Standard||2 ADL||Policyholders will receive a full 100-percent monthly payout for up to 12 months if they are unable to perform two ADLs.|
|Singlife CareShield Plus||1 ADL||Policyholders will receive a full 100-percent monthly payout for up to 12 months if they are unable to perform one ADL.|
New Singlife CareShield Standard and CareShield Plus policyholders will automatically receive the add-on benefits, ensuring comprehensive coverage right from the start of the policy. Additionally, as part of Singlife’s commitment to providing enhanced protection and accessible insurance solutions, Singlife will also be reaching out to in-force policyholders to offer them the add-on benefits at an exclusive discount.
Helen Shen, group head of health, Singlife said: “We recognise the challenges of living with mild to moderate disability, as well as the difficulty in predicting the type and duration of required long-term care. Many individuals tend to underestimate the associated costs of long-term care. With the introduction of our new Add-on Benefits to the Singlife CareShield Standard and CareShield Plus protection plans, our policyholders gain the assurance that they can afford the necessary care they need and the confidence that their loved ones will not face financial burdens. This fosters financial peace of mind, allowing them to focus on what matters most.”
Furthermore, Singlife CareShield Standard and CareShield Plus are the only CareShield plans that offer a Guaranteed Issuance Option (GIO) for life stage events, adapting to the evolving needs of individuals as they progress through various key life stages. This unique feature allows policyholders to increase their monthly benefits by up to 50 percent during significant life milestones, regardless of their age or health status. The GIO feature provides policyholders with peace of mind, flexibility and affordability, making it a valuable addition to their insurance coverage.
The add-on benefits also complements Singlife Care Collab, a one-stop health services hub. Singlife customers and their loved ones can readily access a comprehensive array of services, including preventive care and long-term care, through a network of trusted healthcare providers.
For more information about Singlife CareShield Standard and CareShield Plus, go to: https://singlife.com/careshield.
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