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MediShield Life Scheme Act

24 Aug 2018

The MediShield Life Scheme Act oversees the implementation and administration of the MediShield Life Scheme. 

 The key features of the Act are: 

  • Extension of lifelong, universal coverage and better benefits for all Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.
  • Establishment of the MediShield Life Council to review the administration of the scheme in line with policy intent.
  • Providing for access to information to facilitate the extension of MediShield Life premium subsidies to eligible households and scheme administration.
  • Powers for the recovery of premiums from wilful defaulters as a last resort, to ensure that premiums are paid in a timely manner.
  • Enabling eligible Singaporeans to benefit from other Government healthcare-related schemes conveniently without the need for repeated applications.

Under the MediShield Life Scheme Act, the Minister for Health may approve the sharing of information on subsidy eligibility for MediShield Life Premium Subsidies with other Government healthcare-related schemes.

Approved healthcare-related public schemes are as follows:

Hospital to Home

Hospital to Home (H2H) is a programme offered by all public hospitals to help patients to transit safely from hospital back to their home. Examples of H2H programmes include Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH)’s Ageing in Place, Singapore General Hospital (SGH)’s Patient Navigators, and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)’s Transitional Care Services. These programmes are provided by multi-disciplinary teams including doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, and medical social workers. They provide care such as medical assessments, nursing monitoring, care coordination, caregiver training and support, therapy services, and linking to community services.