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Affordability is key in health insurance

IT has been several months since higher premiums for private health insurance under the CPF umbrella kicked in. But bewilderment over the magnitude of the premium hikes remains. To recap, premiums for Integrated Shield plans were raised last March on the back of an adjustment of MediShield premiums. Among the Integrated Shield plans, the average premium increase in the various age bands was reportedly between 20 and 50 per cent. But that average masks some sharp increases among older age groups -...

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