Singapore

NSmen to get $150k insurance

Full-time and operationally ready national servicemen will enjoy life and personal insurance coverage provided by the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

This applies to servicemen in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the Singapore Civil Defence Force, from July 1.

It was a recommendation of the Committee to Strengthen National Service to better recognise the contributions of national servicemen.

Mindef and MHA will provide $150,000 group term life and $150,000 group personal accident insurance coverage during the servicemen's full-time national service or reservist duties.

The insurance company appointed for the scheme is Aviva.

The same insurance coverage will also be extended to regulars in Mindef/SAF and the Home Team (Uniformed Officer) during their period of employment.

National Service (NS) volunteers, as well as volunteers from the SAF Volunteer Corps, SPF Voluntary Special Constabulary and Civil Defence Auxiliary Unit will get the same insurance cover during their official duties.

National servicemen, regulars and NS volunteers can also purchase additional coverage.

This voluntary scheme will be available from July 1 for MHA personnel and Oct 1 for Mindef personnel.

Mindef's director for National Service Affairs Colonel (NS) Simon Lim said: "The provision of this group term life and group personal accident insurance...is our way to thank (our national servicemen) for their contributions to national defence."

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