Singlife Launches Standalone Critical Illness coverage
Singlife launched it's standalone critical illness plan in Mar19. It is currently distributed by financial advisers.
In this launch promotion from 18th Feb to 30th Jun 2019, I can get you 15% off your critical illness policy.
To read the Singlife CI brochure click here.
While Singlife is still a relatively new insurer, it has added credible shareholders in PGL, Aflac and Aberdeen.
Get Comprehensive Critical Illness Coverage With Multi-claim benefits
This is the early, intermediate and late stage list for critical illnesses covered under Singlife critical illness plan.
It is a comprehensive list. For carcinoma in-situ, there are also no restrictions to organs which is good.
There is a usual 7days survival period and a 90-day waiting period for
Coronary Artery By-pass Surgery (all stages)
Other Serious Coronary Artery Disease (all stages)
Heart Attack of Specified Severity (all stages)
Major Cancers (all stages)
Angioplasty and Other Invasive Treatment for Coronary Artery
Singlife Critical illness plan offers you a multi-claim CI plan.
The multi-claim has a "12months reset period" between the different conditions for claims.
The claims will not be defined based on pot categorisation which is used in Tokio Marine and AVIVA. Hence, I do think this Singlife Critical illness plan has its merits.
The Singlife Coverage For Early Critical Illnesses Is Competitive
Below is a comparison between Singlife Critical Illness Plan with Early CI rider and special benefits rider vs AVIVA's MyEarly CI Plan.
I've plotted the premium per month against the term duration for a Male Age25, non smoker.
A longer term duration to the plan would definitely mean more premiums.
If you are a male age25, you would realise that if you are looking for early critical illness coverage till age65 or till age75, the Singlife plan is worth considering.
Next, below is a comparison of premiums per month for Female Age25, non smoker.
If this situation suits you, you'd realise that for coverage till age55, age65, age75, the Singlife plan is more competitive.
Add on the "Step-up" feature To Your Singlife Critical Illness Plan
Early critical illness is to cover your potential loss of income for the near term.
For example, $100,000 is what you want to cover now.
Traditional, the recommendation is to buy a $100,000 coverage for early critical illness and add on a second plan down the road as the gap in coverage arise.
Now, the Singlife Critical illness plan has a unique "step-up" feature that allows you to buy $100,000 now and step it up gradually by 5% each year. That means at year 2, the sum assured becomes $105,000.
Hence, it is using 1 plan to meet your growing protection needs.
What about the premiums? It ONLY increases by 5% even though you are a year older.
That means you kind-of lock in the rate at your current age!
This "step-up feature" is definitely a great deal to you because premium rates for someone age35 vs someone age25 is definitely more expensive. At least 20% more based on my preliminary quote comparisons.
Customise your coverage with Singlife Critical Illness Policy
There are other features to add and customisable options to the Singlife Critical illness plan.
They include a "Critical care rider" and "Cancer Care rider" to increase coverage amounts to suit your income level.