In appreciation of the pioneers in Singapore who built the foundation of this nation, the Pioneer Generation Package and Medifund Silver were set up to provide additional healthcare support. In this post, we will introduce the Pioneer Generation Package that provides a life-time healthcare benefit, and Medifund Silver that gives more targeted assistance to the needy elderly.
A. Pioneer Generation Package
The Pioneer Generation Package subsidises out-patient care and Medishield Life premiums. In addition to this, they also provide annual Medisave top-ups.
50% discount off net bill for subsidised services at Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOC)
Monthly payout of $100 from Pioneer Generation Disability Assistance Scheme (PioneerDAS)
Annual Medisave top-ups of $200 to $800
Special premium subsidies for MediShield Life, depending on the year of birth
Singaporean, age 65 in 2014
Obtained citizenship on or before 31 December 1986
For PioneerDAS, elderly must need help in at least three of the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Visit Pioneers to learn more
B. Medifund Silver
After the other government subsidies have been exhausted, the remaining bills that Pioneers are unable to afford may be covered by Medifund Silver. The scheme provides additional help for treatment and high medical bills at Medifund-approved Intermediate and Long-Term Care Institutions.
Additional financial support for eligible Pioneers
Amount of assistance provided will be worked out by the Medifund Committee
Singaporean, aged 65 and above
Fulfils the requirements of Medifund
How to apply
Apply through Medical Social Workers of Medifund-approved institutions
Visit Ministry of Health to learn more