MPs question gender-based premiums, criteria for disability payouts 


SINGAPORE: Premiums for CareShield Life – an enhanced version of national disability scheme ElderShield, should not be gender-differentiated, several MPs argued in Parliament on Tuesday (Jul 10).

A total of 20 Members debated the scheme, which was designed based on the recommendations of an ElderShield Review Committee. Several MPs said that the differentiation makes the scheme less inclusive.

MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC Lily Neo said that some women might find it harder to pay for premiums and urged Health Minister Gan Kim Yong to reconsider the higher…



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