HRSINGAPORE Community Discussions

GST for Medical Claims

QUESTION

Dear HR Practitioners,

Our employees' private medical insurance does not pay/reimburse GST for medical claims (e.g. doctor visit, hospital bills). I have spoken with a couple of International Insurance companies in Singapore and have been advised that this is a local Singapore practice. However, our staff in Singapore keep coming back to complain on this, especially foreigners who cannot join Medisave through CPF due to their non-PR/non-citizen status.

Appreciate if anyone can share on whether your company's private medical insurer pay/reimburse GST for medical claims? Does Medisave pay/reimburse GST for medical claims?

Thank you.

CW

 


 

REPLY 1

If our company, the medical reimbursement to the employee is inclusive of GST.

AT

 


 

REPLY 2

So far our company group insurance fully paid off as charged for all medical fees inclusive of GST etc.

Cas

 


 

REPLY 3

Your understanding is correct. You can work with insurance broker to have GST included in the reimbursement, however that may increase your premium cost.

Carolynn

 


 

REPLY 4

We do include in our reimbursement the payment of GST. It can be managed through the broker/health insurance company.

NV

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