Singapore’s Pioneer and Merdeka Generations to receive MediSave top-ups from S$200 to S$1,100

Singapore’s Pioneer and Merdeka generations will receive MediSave top-ups between S$200 and S$1,100 in July, according to the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Health.

The initiative will cost the government S$254 million, benefitting about 950,000 seniors for healthcare costs, including MediShield Life and CareShield Life premiums and other MediSave-approved insurance plans.

Did the Singapore Govt overestimate the PGP package or under utilised the funds to assist seniors?

As at 31 March 2022, S$3.04 billion and S$0.72 billion have been disbursed out of Pioneer Generation Package (PGP) and Merdeka Generation Package (MGP), respectively. These figures were revealed by Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport, in Parliament on Thursday (20 Oct). He was responding to questions filed by … Read more

Pioneer subsidies take effect, elderly confused

  Singaporeans 65-years old and above who visited their healthcare providers on Monday, when the subsidies for pioneer generation members kicked in, were left nonplussed when they found out that the subsidies applied only to fees for services and consultation, and not for medication. According to news reports, medical and dental healthcare providers saw a … Read more