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Status after getting an Employment Pass

Postby natove » Fri, 15 Jun 2007 9:40 am

I was just wondering what happens after you get an EP and get employed.
You're still not a citizen or a PR so does that mean that other benefits like health care and other benefits won't apply to you?

What if you get sick?
Do you pay it on your own?

Thanks

P.S. I read the CPF website and it only states for citizens and PR so that why I'm asking.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 15 Jun 2007 11:15 am

In general, as an EP you have no insurance and no coverage for medical care.

You can obtain insurance policies for local hospitalization and major medical, and it would be a good idea to do so. I've not seen the benefit for doctor or dentist visits as the costs are quite reasonable.

If you travel you may also wish to purchase good travel insurance that covers medical expense and evacuation back to Singapore or other first class facilities.

EP's used to be able to voluntarily contribute to CPF but that is no longer the case.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 15 Jun 2007 1:04 pm

SE, CPF for EP's used to be mandatory. (depends on how long one has been here I guess :lol: ) That was stopped in 1995. That's when it became voluntary.

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Postby jpatokal » Fri, 15 Jun 2007 9:42 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:SE, CPF for EP's used to be mandatory. (depends on how long one has been here I guess :lol: ) That was stopped in 1995. That's when it became voluntary.

Yabbut now it's not even possible...
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 15 Jun 2007 10:29 pm

I don't believe I said it was......... :wink:


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