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Enhancements to CHAS from 1 November 2019

During the Committee of Supply, details on CHAS enhancements were announced.

These enhancements will allow Singapore Citizens to benefit from more affordable chronic care at participating CHAS clinics, and enable greater anchoring of chronic care in the community. 

From 1 November 2019, CHAS will be enhanced in three ways: 

  • With a new CHAS green tier, CHAS will be extended to cover all Singaporeans for chronic conditions, regardless of income
  • Subsidies for complex chronic conditions will be increased
  • CHAS Orange cardholders will receive subsidies for common illnesses
Merdeka Generation seniors will also receive special subsidies for medical and dental care at GP and dental clinics.
 
Enhancements to CHAS from 1 November 2019 are as below:
  • All Singapore Citizens who apply for CHAS will receive subsidies under the Blue, Orange or Green tier.  The new CHAS Green tier will have the following eligibility criteria:
                        o  For households with income, the household monthly income per person is above $2,000
                        o  For households with no income, the Annual Value (AV) of home is above $21,000
 
  • The new CHAS Green tier will cover simple and complex chronic conditions as follows:
        Green tier
 
  • Orange Cardholders can now enjoy subsidies for common illnesses, of up to $10 per visit.
     
  • Blue and Orange complex chronic subsidies will be enhanced; cardholders can enjoy up to an additional $20 in complex chronic subsidies annually. 
     
  • Enhanced Blue tier:
         Blue tier
 
  • Enhanced Orange tier:
         Orange tier
 
  • All Merdeka Generation cardholders will also receive enhanced subsidies at CHAS GP and dental clinics.
          MG CHAS tier 

 
In addition, the CHAS Dental Guidelines have also been reviewed and amended to ensure that CHAS dental clinics provide relevant and appropriate care for their patients. Please refer below for the dental subsidy schedules: