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Old 15-02-2019, 03:43 PM   #1
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Health Ministry Can Auto-Arrow You to Pay for Relative’s Outstanding MediShield Life

http://redwiretimes.com/singapore-in...life-premiums/





Singaporeans have raised a stink over the CPF Board’s auto-delay of members Retirement Age Payouts to 70 years old when the eligibility age to start receiving payouts is 65.

At the same time, other Singaporeans have raised the timely reminder that the Health Ministry follows a similar “auto-arrow” policy when it comes to MediShield Life premiums.

MediShield Life is a compulsory national health insurance scheme, and all Singaporeans (even those living overseas) must pay premiums.

According to the Ministry of Health, if a Singaporean is unable to afford his premiums, an immediate family member such as parents or spouse can “help pay for the premiums with their MediSave” and that “the new payer will be informed in writing before any deduction is made, and may review the arrangement at any time.”



However, that’s not the experience of this netizen, who shared this letter (pictured at top) received by his wife back in 2016 regarding the Health Ministry’s move to auto-deduct money from her MediSave account to pay for her uncle’s oustanding MediShield Life premiums.

The netizen said that it was frustrating that his wife was identified to pay for her uncle’s MediShield Life premiums without her consent (an “uncle”, if you realise, is not commonly referred to as an “immediate” family member).

“The only connection between the insured (uncle) and my wife is my wife used her CPF to pay for his hospital bill a few years back. He is single and have no immediate family members.”

He added that his wife stopped MOH from going ahead, and warned Singaporeans to be vigilant as the stop order is an opt-out one – you will need to write in to the Health Ministry to stop them from proceeding with the deductions.

Those who have been auto-arrowed to pay for their family members’ outstanding MediShield Life premiums can apply to stop the deductions here.
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Wtf??!?!?!??! We are all decendents of Adam and Eve so means anyone can liao
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They are playing a lot of games with the auto-thing nowadays.
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Old 15-02-2019, 03:50 PM   #4
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In b4 who did you vote for.....
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if everybody in the world with surname Lee die liao left me and LHL, does it mean I have to pay for him?
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Imagine there's only cashless payment and your account gets auto deduct by the government because why not.
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Old 15-02-2019, 04:02 PM   #7
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You've been warned
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Old 15-02-2019, 04:04 PM   #8
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Can't wait for TS to block off "immediate family members" and let them die...
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They are playing a lot of games with the auto-thing nowadays.
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Last time higher mortals already said liao if sinkie owe govt $$$ then even die liao your next of kin also must pay mah.

Don't be surprised next time even your pig and dog friends type also must pay for them.
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Basically pap gives minimum to take care of people.

You use your own savings in medicare medishield whatever to save yourself.
And if empty, they'll find your relative to pay for you.

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Old 15-02-2019, 04:13 PM   #12
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That's y they want to go cashless. Deduct until u don't know
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Old 15-02-2019, 04:43 PM   #13
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Last time higher mortals already said liao if sinkie owe govt $$$ then even die liao your next of kin also must pay mah.

Don't be surprised next time even your pig and dog friends type also must pay for them.
Chiu prefer that tax payers which are not even related nor know the person pay instead?
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They are playing a lot of games with the auto-thing nowadays.
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/h...t-5991724.html

They secretly changed a lot of rules without informing the public too.

Changes rike that should be place in gazette and newspaper with a buffer time to allow those affected to adjust for new changes.

Seems rike they afraid the changes in rules will affect upcoming election results sho they don't dare to announce it publically...
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well remember who to vote for come later this year
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