Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread and confirmed cases in Singapore have already exceeded 100. As of this time of writing, 6 are in serious condition.
These are two hospital cash insurance plans to take on to insure yourself.
Especially useful if you are self employed (adviser, agent, tutor, business owner, freelancer…) because each day hospitalised is a loss of income.
What if you are quarantined because of COVID-19?
This is a little bit on quarantine in Singapore for COVID-19.An individual who has, or is suspected to have, an infectious disease is quarantined or isolated to limit the spread of communicable disease in the community.
The Quarantine Order Allowance Scheme was set up to mitigate financial impact for those who have been served quarantine orders under the Infectious Diseases Act.
Claims of S$100 a day can be made by people who are self-employed and by employers for their employees.
In the source above is a story of a private tutor who is impacted as a self-employed. Thankfully, only quarantined.
But if you (or anyone) is hospitalised, the next two plans will help a long way.
DBS COVID-19 Hospital Cash Insurance
This is a complimentary coverage by DBS. Yes FREE!
Some key parts from DBS on the plan qualification:
The COVID-19 Hospital Cash policy is a 30-day free coverage that provides a daily cash benefit for hospital confinement and a lump sum payout for ICU confinement in relation to the virus.
This complimentary 30-day policy is designed exclusively for DBS/POSB customers, their partner and dependent child(ren), who fulfil the following criteria on the commencement date of the insurance:
- Singapore Residents;
- have not been to Mainland China in the last 14 days; and
- do not have any fever, flu-like or respiratory symptom(s) (e.g. cough, runny nose and sore throat).
I applied for myself and it took 1min only.
Do note that coverage is ONLY for 30days and terminates there after.
Hence, do also consider adding on the NTUC HospitalCare plan.
NTUC HospitalCare Plan
For a limited time only, NTUC INCOME is waiving the 30-day waiting period for claims.
In my opinion, because the incubation period of COVID-19 can be up to 14days, having this waiting period waived off is useful.
This waiver applies to sign ups before 24 march 2020 or till NTUC Income’s discretion.
For each 24-hr of hospitalisation, cash compensation applies.
ICU has a triple coverage amount and above is the benefits table.
Above is a quick snapshot of the policy wordings.
Main exclusion is on pre-existing conditions just like any hospital cash plan.
If you are keen, do drop me an email to [email protected]
Premiums: Can be less than $1/day
Premium depends on your age and your preferred plan.
You can do yearly or monthly premium mode also.
To read more, visit https://www.theastuteparent.com/2020/03/ntuc-hospitalcare-plan-insurance-for-covid-19/
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