A Singapore Government Agency WebsiteHow to identify
​​Guide to types of health insurance​
Health insurance in Singapore ranges from basic government schemes such as MediShield Life to additional coverage such as critical illness insurance. Learn about the different types of health insurance and their features.

6 lessons, total duration 8 minutes

What you will learn
  • Understand basic government schemes such as MediShield Life and ElderShield.
  • Learn how Integrated Shield Plans work and extend your basic coverage.
  • Get an overview of other types of health insurance, such as critical illness, disability income and hospital cash insurance.
Who it is for
  • Working adults
  • Students
  • Those who want to find out about health insurance schemes

A basic understanding of insurance.


Health insurance helps cushion you and your family from the financial impact of an accident, illness or disability.

There are different types of health insurance plans to help lessen the financial burden during these times. Singaporeans and Permanent Residents are covered by MediShield Life, a basic medical insurance scheme. You can also choose to upgrade your coverage with an Integrated Shield Plan. There are also optional plans that pay out for critical illness, disability income or hospital stays.

This starter pack will help you learn about the different health insurance products available so you can make comparisons and get the cover that meets your needs.

Last updated on 05 Nov 2018

Nearly there...

Please verify that you are not a robot.