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Briefing Session on Primary Care Plan (PCP) for ASPRI Members
2 March 2022 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2 March 2022 – From 1 April 2022, employers that hire migrant workers (MWs) will be required to purchase a Primary Care Plan (PCP) as part of work pass requirements for Work Permit and S Pass holders who live in dormitories. ASPRI, together with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), and supported by Anchor Operators (AOs) in the west: Fullerton Healthcare Group, and St Andrew’s Mission Hospital (SAMH), engaged with our members on Wednesday afternoon to provide them with an overview of the PCP.
MOM revamped the primary healthcare system for migrant workers to improve care accessibility and affordability, and fortify the system against future disease outbreaks. It covered most of the MWs’ primary care needs, including the medical examination for work pass application or renewal, unlimited acute or chronic medical consultations and treatments, 24/7 telemedicine services, annual basic health screening, and scheduled conveyance to and from dormitories and MOM medical centres within each geographical sector.
Employers of eligible newly arrived MWs, or of existing MWs who renew their work passes or change employers, must purchase the PCP before the new work passes can be issued. As shared, employers are expected to save about 54% when compared to an average outpatient (primary care) group insurance annual premium of about $280, or about 27% when compared with the annual cost of GP consults for each worker.
With the PCP, workers will be able to receive quality healthcare that is easily accessible while at the same time ensuring medical costs are kept affordable for employers. All eligible existing MWs must have a valid PCP by 31 March 2023 even if their work passes are due for renewal after that date.
For more information, please refer to the following decks:
1. Sharing by Ministry of Manpower
2. Sharing by Fullerton Health
3. Sharing by St Andrew’s Mission Hospital (SAMH)
4. List of FAQs
For more details, please refer to MOM Website: https://www.mom.gov.sg/primary-healthcare-system. The website includes details on PCP (including services coverage), information on AOs, PCP prices, checker for employers to identify the designated AO (first 2 digits of postal code).
ASPRI would like to thank our members, MOM, Fullerton Health and SAMH for making this webinar possible. We hope to see you in future events!
Primary Care Plan (PCP) (mom.gov.sg)
How to buy PCP
What should I do if my worker moves to a different sector?