Daily Archives: 2018-05-28

    MOH says 50% of Singaporeans could be disabled at 65 to justify CareShield Life
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    As part of its justification to launch a new mandatory disability insurance scheme, CareShield Life, Ministry of Health (MOH) said that “1 in 2 healthy Singaporeans aged 65 could become severely disabled in their lifetime, and may need long-term care”. “We need to plan Read More

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    Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior arrives with a message for Singapore
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Tan Yihan “Many people think we’re pessimists. But on the contrary, we’re optimists, because we believe a better world is possible.” These are the words of Greenpeace staff Shanya Aflasillkeha which echo the message of hope that the Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace’s most Read More

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    Pro-establishment Facebook pages attack integrity of new Malaysian government as it sets new standards for transparency and accountability
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    Over the past weeks, two separate pro-establishment Facebook pages have made attacks against the new Malaysian government for seemingly frivolous reasons. One example is a meme posted on the 23 May by Shut down TRS, questioned whether cutting the pay of “already low” Read More

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    CareShield Life to replace ElderShield: Where are the statistics of claims to premiums statistics?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    Will the claims to premiums ratio for CareShield Life be like ElderShield?  I refer to the Straits Times article “New mandatory CareShield Life replaces ElderShield in 2020, will offer wider coverage for severely disabled”, published on 27 May. It is reported that CareShield Life, Read More

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    Govt launches compulsory CareShield Life while optional ElderShield garners $3.3b with only $133m payouts
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    Ministry of Health announced on Friday (25 May) that it plans to implement the new CareShield Life in 2020. Those aged 30 to 40 in 2020 will be the first to join the scheme, which will be made compulsory. Speaking to reporters on Saturday Read More

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    Just what is wrong with Singapore football?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Michael Ang Something must be very wrong with the organisers of the Singapore Premier League. Otherwise, why would they undergo a rebranding exercise of the football league and yet achieve the same result: lack of interest and fans as evident at Bedok Read More

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    Train delay along NSL and EWL on Monday morning
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    There were train disruptions occurred along the North South Line (NSL) this morning (28 May); according to information provided by commuters, it was caused by a train fault. Apparently, train delays also happened along parts of the East West Line (EWL). Today marks the Read More

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    MOH announces replacement of ElderShield with New CareShield Life Scheme; Higher premiums but lifetime payouts
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Last updated on May 29th, 2018 at 12:24 pmMinistry of Health (MOH) has announced on Sunday (27 May) that it has accepted the recommendations of the ElderShield Review Committee (ESRC) on changes to the scheme to better address the long-term care needs of our Read More

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    MOM suspends company’s work pass privileges after 48 complaints were lodged against it
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Last updated on May 30th, 2018 at 01:23 amMinistry of Manpower (MOM) has suspended Nihal Group’s work pass privileges as there were 48 complaints lodged against the company by foreign workers, whose salaries between January and April were retained. According to the ministry, only Read More

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