BT Money Hacks Podcast: The ABCs of disability insurance plans

BT Money Hacks Ep 96: The ABCs of disability insurance plans

10:53 min

Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips.

This week’s episode looks at how disability insurance and long-term care aren’t on the radar of many. Find out why this should be on your must-do list during this pandemic, in this episode brought to you by Great Eastern: https://www.greateasternlife.com/sg/en/index.html

BT’s digital editor Chris Lim hosts Colin Chan, managing director of Group Marketing at Great Eastern, who explains the following:

Can you ever be too young to worry about disability insurance (1:48)

What is a “living” benefit, and why this is key if you have a longer runway of potential needs (2:52)

Many young people suffer disabilities caused by accidents and unforeseen circumstances (3:15)

Calculating long-term care costs in Singapore (5:50) 

How a 30-year-old can use CPF Medisave to pay for premiums up to $600 a year, including a yearly cash top-up for higher monthly payout benefits (6:47)

Great Eastern: https://www.greateasternlife.com/sg/en/personal-insurance/thelifecompany.html

Great Eastern’s Live Lifeproof with GREAT CareShield

Great Eastern’s Disability Coverage Calculator

Produced by: Chris Lim and Ernest Luis

Edited by: Adam Azlee

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