Honouring Our Pioneer Generation
In Budget 2014

Pioneer GenerationThe Pioneer Generation Package recognises the unique contributions of the generation who built up Singapore. We will provide our Pioneer Generation with additional healthcare benefits covering outpatient treatment, Medisave top-ups and medical insurance for life. About 450,000 Singaporeans will benefit.


Outpatient Care

Outpatient Care
  • Additional 50% off subsidised bills at Specialist Outpatient Clinics and polyclinics
  • Enhanced benefits under CHAS
  • Disability Assistance of $1,200 a year in cash for those with moderate to severe functional disabilities
  • Components come into effect from Sep 2014


Medisave Top-Ups

Annual Medisave top-ups
  • Annual Medisave top-ups, from Jul 2014
  • More for older cohorts
Medisave top-ups:
Born 1934 and earlier: $800
Born 1935 - 1939: $600
Born 1940 - 1944: $400
Born 1945 - 1949: $200


MediShield Life Subsidy

Medisave Life Subsidy
  • Special subsidies for MediShield Life premiums starting from 40% at age 65, rising to 60% at age 90
  • Effective in 2015



In Budget 2014

Assurance in Their Golden Years


Assurance in Their Golden Years

When MediShield Life is implemented:


For Pioneer Generation members aged 80 and above in 2014


We intend to fully cover their premiums through a combination of premium subsidies and Medisave top-ups. This will be the case even for those currently not covered under MediShield.


For younger Pioneer Generation members (e.g. aged 70 in 2014)


If they are already on MediShield today, we aim to cover about half of their current premiums. If they are not on MediShield today, they will be brought onto MediShield Life. They can expect to pay less than the current MediShield premiums.


The package will benefit Singaporeans who:

Were at least 16 years old in 1965
Became citizens by 31 Dec 1986




For more information, please go to www.singaporebudget.gov.sg



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Last updated 14 Mar 2014

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