The Health Ministry is studying if Integrated Shield Plans can be made ‘fully portable’. This will allow people a wider choice of coverage without being penalised for it. IPs provide private insurance coverage on top of Medishield Life. More than 70% of residents hold IPs. In Parliament on May 10, Senior Minister of State for Health Koh Poh Koon also sought to reassure those who may choose to give up their private IPs. He said Medishield Life, the national health insurance scheme, covers all pre-existing conditions.
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