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MediShield Life – A leaky green umbrella - Perspective - Perspective - Welcome to the Singapore Democrats read this

MediShield Life – A leaky green umbrella - Perspective - Perspective - Welcome to the Singapore Democrats read this

This ensures that not too much premium is collected so that the insurance companies do not make too much profit (in this case a maximum gross profit of 20% before expenses). The table below shows the MLR and ‘profit’ that MediShield has made over the past few years: It can be seen that MediShield has only paid out an average of 64% of the total premiums it has collected yearly in the years 2008 to 2013, the rest (36%) being profit before expenses. In this way, the CPF Board has managed to accumulate huge (untouchable) reserves from our MediShield premiums. In 2013, the percentage of claims paid out reached an astonishing low of only 43%. This means that less than half of the premiums collected was paid out in claims! When this issue was brought up in parliament, the government, instead of acknowledging this over-charging of premiums by MediShield, justified this over-colle...

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