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Aviva: Singlife CareShield Standard & Singlife CareShield Plus | NTUC Income: CareSecure
Did you know that you may already be covered under the basic CareShield Life scheme? All Singaporeans and PRs aged 30 and 40 as at 1 October 2020 were auto-enrolled into the Scheme.
Although the benefits under CareShield Life have improved significantly from the ElderShield scheme, $600 per month escalating at 2% p.a.* may not be sufficient when you are not able to earn an income.
Use your MediSave to get additional cover! NTUC Income and Singlife are now offering plans that can enhance your CareShield Life cover. Additional benefits include:
* 2% p.a. escalation for the first 5 years. The escalation rate after that has not been announced.
1. Mr A (age 35), doubles his disability income payout from $600 to $1,200 with Singlife's CareShield Life Supplement plan.He also wants to ensure he can start receiving disability benefits upon 2 ADLs.
2. After considering the various plans, he choses to go for Singlife's CareShield Plus and pays $480 per year (after 20% discount) using his MediSave (hence $0 cash outlay).
Monthly Payment (after 20% discount) : $480/year
Cash outlay: $0
3. These premiums are payable up to age 67 and will give him lifetime disability income cover.
4. In the event of disability, Mr A can rest easier knowing that at $1,200 can cover the cost of an additional caregiver if he needs to hire a domestic helper.
|Basic CareShield Life||Singlife CareShield Standard||Singlife CareShield Plus
|Disability definition: Inability to perform at least||3 out of 6 ADL||3 out of 6 ADL||2 out of 6 ADL||2 out of 6 ADL|
|Monthly benefit duration (as long as you meet the Disability definition above)||Lifetime||Lifetime||Lifetime||Lifetime|
|Monthly benefit amount||Starting at S$600 per month in 2020, escalating at 2% p.a. for the first 5 years||S$200 to S$5,000 (in increments of S$100) in addition to CareShield Life’s payout||S$200 to S$5,000 (in increments of S$100) in addition to CareShield Life’s payout||S$1,200 to S$5,000 (in increments of S$100) inclusive of CareShield Life’s payout|
|Payouts increase at
2% p.a. until age 67, or when
a claim is made, whichever is earlier
*Note: Until the end of the premium term, or when a claim is made, whichever is earlier.
*Note: Until the end of the premium term, or when a claim is made, whichever is earlier.
|Level payouts only|
|Premium term||Pay up to Age Last Birthday 67 Note: Premiums will increase over time to support payout increases||Choice of:
|Product Brochure||-||Singlife CareShield Standard||Singlife CareShield Plus||Care Secure Brochure 1
Care Secure Brochure 2
|MyLongTermCare||MyLongTermCare Plus||Care Secure|
|Lump Sum Support Benefit||A one-time benefit that is 3 times of your first monthly benefit upon inability to perform 3 out of 6 ADLs||A one-time benefit that is 3 times of your first monthly benefit upon inability to perform 2 out of 6 ADLs||A one-time benefit that pays:
a. 3 times of your disability benefit upon inability to perform 2 out of 6 ADLs
b. 6 times of your disability benefit upon inability to perform 3 out of 6 ADLs
|Rehabilitation Benefit: When your condition improves but you’re still unable to perform
|50% of your last monthly benefit, for as long as you’re unable
to perform 2 ADL
|Dependant Care Benefit||An additional 20% of your monthly benefit, for up to 36 months if you have a child 22 ANB and below at the point of claim.||An additional 20% of your monthly benefit, for up to 36 months if you have a child 22 ANB and below at the point of claim.||An additional 25% of your monthly benefit, for up to 36 months if you have a dependant including a child, spouse, parents or parents in-law|
|Caregiver Relief Benefit: When you are receiving the monthly benefit or Rehabilitation Benefit||An additional 60% of your monthly benefit for up to 12 months||An additional 60% of your monthly benefit for up to 12 months||Nil|
|Waiver of Premium||Future premiums are waived, for as long as you’re unable to perform at least 1 ADL||Future premiums are waived, for as long as you’re unable to perform at least 1 ADL||Future premiums are waived, for as long as you’re unable to perform at least 2 ADL and are eligible to receive disability benefits payment|
|Death Benefit: When death occurs while you’re receiving the disability benefits||One-off payout of 3 times of your last paid monthly benefit or Rehabilitation Benefit||One-off payout of 3 times of your last paid monthly benefit or Rehabilitation Benefit||One-off payout of 3 times of your Disability Benefit|
Yes! MediSave can be used to pay for CareShield Life Supplements so you do not always have to use cash to enhance your CareShield Life benefits.
Premiums for the CareShield Life Supplements can be paid by cash or from your own MediSave accounts. You can also use your family members' MediSave accounts to pay for your CareShield Life Supplements (i.e. your spouse, parents, children, siblings or grandchildren).
There is however, a limit to the MediSave amount you can use and this is set at a limit of $600 per calendar year per person insured.
Any premiums in excess of this $600 amount will still have to be topped up in cash.
This really depends on the following key factors:
1. Who is covered by CareShield Life now?
As long as you are born 1980 or later (aged 40 or below in 2020), you are automatically enrolled into CareShield Life. Everyone is covered regardless of pre-existing disability or financial ability.
For those born 1979 or earlier (aged 41 and above in 2020), you can choose to enroll into CareShield Life in 2021, if not severely disabled. There is no maximum age limit and those with medical conditions can join. Those who are on Eldershield 400, and not severely disabled will be automatically enrolled but can opt out by 31 Dec 2023.
2. What is basic CareShield Life?
CareShield Life is basically a National Long-Term Insurance scheme administered by the government that payouts when you are severely disabled. Monthly payouts start from $600 per month and is targeted to increase 2% p.a. for the first 5 years. You will pay for premiums from age 30 to 67 and premiums starts at $206 for males and $253 (female) at age 30. This is fully payable from Medisave.
3. When does basic CareShield Life pay out?
Basic CareShield Life pay outs when you are severely disabled. Basically, severe disability is defined as the inability to perform 3 out of 6 Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). The 6 ADLs are Washing, Dressing, Feeding, Toileting, Mobility and Transferring.
4. What does a CareShield Life Supplement cover include?
CareShield Life supplement payouts upon the inability to perform 2 out of 6 ADLs. You also have the flexibility to increase the monthly payout up to $5,000 per month, and the payout can be pegged to inflate up to 3% per annum. Other benefits include a one-time lump sum benefits, rehabilitation benefits, caregiver benefits or a dependent care benefits.
5. Can you use Medisave to pay for CareShield Life Supplements?
Yes, you can use up to $600 per calendar year per person insured to pay for the premiums. You can use your family member’s Medisave accounts to pay for your CareShield Life Supplements. The definition of family members in this instance is your spouse, parents, children, siblings or grandchildren.
6. How do I pay for CareShield Life Supplements if my premiums exceed $600?
Premiums for the CareShield Life Supplements can be paid by cash or from your own Medisave accounts.
7. Is there any difference between buying the CareShield Life Supplement Plans through InsureDIY or from other distributors?
InsureDIY is distributing the same supplement plans as Singlife or NTUC Income. We have an easy online application process where you can compare the supplement plans side by side. Also, we service our customers as a team, so you can be rest assured that your policy will be in good hands.
8. I have more questions about CareShield Life. Can I speak with someone?
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