Updated: 07/10/2014 02:02

Issues regarding MediShield Life are complex and require effort to grasp; outreach efforts will be carried out in phases: SMS for Health, Dr Amy Khor



Issues regarding MediShield Life are complex and require effort to grasp; outreach efforts will be carried out in phases: SMS for Health, Dr Amy Khor

Speaking in Parliament, Senior Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor, says the government will work on raising awareness about MediShield Life, and outreach efforts will be carried out in phases. 

"Many Singaporeans do not fully understand how Government subsidies, Medisave, MediShield and Medifund work together, to keep healthcare costs affordable. To be fair, the issues are complex and require effort to grasp."

Dr Khor says the government will first focus on explaining the general benefits of MediShield Life and the healthcare financing system. 

Then it'll focus on explaining how Singaporeans can make claims and how they'll get their premium subsidies. 

More information on how Integrated Shield Plans work with MediShield Life will also be provided. 

Dr Khor adds that the government will leverage on multiple communications and media platforms to raise awareness. 

A series of briefings will also be conducted for grassroots leaders so they can explain the schemes to their residents. 

The government will also work closely with the private insurance industry to explain to integrated shield policyholders on how MediShield Life and their their plans work together and how they will receive their subsidies.

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