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President Obama sent a lot of effort to get Congress to pass the Affordable Care Act. The Act helped to get a few million people to be insured, but it was quite unpopular with a large section of the p...

29 Jul 2017 · 11 view(s)

Five years ago, many policyholders who invested in the Zurich Vista plan were unhappy with the policy. They were attracted by the high initial bonus, but were not aware of the high surrender charges w...

08 Apr 2017 · 1230 view(s)

Dear Mr Tan, I come across a recent news report of a teenager who was killed in a car accident while riding in a Uber hired private car. From the news report published by The Straits Times dated Sept...

03 Oct 2016 · 490 view(s)

During the 30 years that I was CEO of NTUC Income, I followed a simple but very important principle - the insurance products that are sold by NTUC Income should give good value to the policyholders, i...

22 Jun 2016 · 733 view(s)

I have been consulted on a few occasions about rejected critical illness or medical claims. The policyholder contracts a serious illness and submits a claim. The insurance company checks with the hosp...

20 Feb 2016 · 828 view(s)

A universal life policy is now being marketed by a few large insurance companies in Singapore. It was initially marketed only to high net worth people, but it is now sold to the broader market.&n...

20 Feb 2016 · 517 view(s)

1. How much should you place as the sum insured when you insure your home? Your sum insured should be the cost of rebuilding your home in the event of a total loss, e.g. due to fire. It is based on...

20 Feb 2016 · 42 view(s)

Taken from South China Morning Post website:   When an investment fund goes bad Thousands of people saw their life savings wiped out when the "low-risk" fund into which they had put their ...

20 Feb 2016 · 469 view(s)

Dear Mr. Tan What are your views on the rent protection insurance for landlords? The premium is 1.25% of the annual rent. Payout is up to 4 months when tenant absconds for a 1 year tenancy. Exce...

20 Feb 2016 · 161 view(s)

THE higher charges result from the increased costs of insurance cover as people age and the likelihood of  illness increases. The costs could end up soaring so much that they eat into...

20 Feb 2016 · 178 view(s)