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Employers to ensure medical needs of older workers are met: Tan Chuan-Jin

Minister of State for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin has called on employers to work with insurance companies to ensure that the medical needs of those re-employed under the Retirement and Re-employment Act are met.

SINGAPORE: Minister of State for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin has called on employers to work with insurance companies to ensure that the medical needs of those re-employed under the Retirement and Re-employment Act are met.

These specifically include employees up to the age of 65 to whom insurance companies have not extended the coverage of the scheme.

West Coast GRC MP Foo Mee Har asked in Parliament on Monday what could be done to help re-employed elderly workers who are re-assessed as "new cases" by insurance companies upon reaching 62 years of age.

Mr Tan said: "Industry feedback drawn from various briefing and outreach sessions has shown that companies have already raised the coverage of their group medical insurance schemes for their employees to the age of 65 and beyond.

"In such cases, re-employed workers would continue to enjoy medical benefits under their companies' medical insurance schemes.

"By so doing, they would avoid the risk of being denied coverage for existing medical conditions that were previously covered."

Source: CNA/ck

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