NTUC Income adds COVID-19 coverage to enhance travel insurance

| 30 Nov 2020

NTUC Income customers who purchase its travel insurance will now be covered for COVID-19 medical-related expenses while overseas. The enhanced travel insurance offerings are in response to the gradual lifting of border restrictions in Singapore and other parts of the world.

With this enhancement, travellers who are covered by Income’s single trip travel insurance will be protected for 90 days for COVID-19 related hospitalisation expenses of up to US$100,000 while abroad.

They will also be covered for costs incurred for medical evacuation or repatriation of up to US$100,000, if it becomes necessary.

These COVID-19 benefits are automatically included in single trip plans purchased from 26 Nov 2020, including plans that cover for pre-existing conditions, and for travel dates starting from 26 Nov.

However, these COVID-19 benefits will be excluded from travel insurance for trips to countries that the World Health Organisation deems as high-risk for COVID-19 at the point of purchase.
Fabian Ng, Income’s General Manager for Consumer Business said, “While overseas travel in general continues to be restricted, we understand that there are some who will need to travel for necessary business-related and other essential matters. As such, we have added new benefits to our travel insurance plans to cover for COVID-19-related medical emergencies so that our customers can travel with greater peace of mind when the need arises.

“Nevertheless, we urge everyone to take all necessary precautions when planning your travels as there are countries that are seeing a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, or are still experiencing high number of infections.”

Policyholders with existing annual travel insurance plans can contact the insurer to find out about getting covered by the COVID-19 benefits for upcoming travel.

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