The Ministry of Health, Singapore, has just launched a press release on the 2 Oct 2010, “Extending Medisave300 To HPV Vaccination”.
What does this mean for you and your loved ones?
Under the Medisave300 scheme, you can use your Medisave for vaccinations such as Hepatitis B and pneumococcal vaccinations and to treat 8 common chronic diseases of (diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, lipid disorder, COPD, asthma, schizophrenia and major depression) at the Outpatient Level.
These are the purpose and beauty of your Medisave savings; to help you and each individual manage our own healthcare expenses and help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses.
Today, the Ministry of Health announced that the Medisave300 scheme will also cover the vaccination against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) which is one of the causes of cervical cancer. This cancer is reported to be the sixth most frequent cancer among Singaporean women.
Therefore from 1 Nov 2010 onwards, you can use up to $300 per Medisave account per year to pay for HPV vaccines.
According to MOH, “patients can use their own Medisave or that of their immediate family members (e.g. parents or spouse) to help pay for the vaccination. Needy patients with insufficient Medisave balances can seek special financial assistance at the polyclinics.”
So, gentlemen, get your beloved ladies vaccinated and ladies, get yourself vaccinated.
As you can see, money socked away for medical emergencies is one of the important things we can do for ourselves and our loved ones.
Have you upgraded to a private integrated shield plan to get comprehensive coverage in the event of medical emergencies now that your Medisave contributions have been increased?
Call me at 9231 8779 to discuss your needs. I’d help you solve the problem of assessing your healthcare needs and provide you with clarity as getting the sufficient coverage.
Let me guide you to ensure you’ve the complete peace of mind without worries about high healthcare costs in Singapore. Protect yourself and your loved ones today!
To your good health!