Etiqa adds complimentary medical exam for foreign domestic workers

Complimentary medical examination can be held at home through partnership with health technology provider

Etiqa adds complimentary medical exam for foreign domestic workers

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

Etiqa Insurance Singapore has introduced a complimentary semi-annual home-based medical examination for foreign domestic workers (FDW) under its maid insurance plans.

According to Etiqa, the move will help employers meet the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) directive that requires all employers to send their FDW for a medical screening every six months.

The value-added service is in cooperation with Doctor Anywhere, a Singapore-based health technology company. The medical examination, which costs SG$60 to SG$80 per year, screens for pregnancy and infectious diseases such as syphilis, and is usually conducted in a clinic.

The partnership between Etiqa and Doctor Anywhere will allow the screening to be conducted at home, which will be helpful for employers that may not have the time to travel to the clinic with their helper, or if the family has caregiving needs.

“We are excited to collaborate with Doctor Anywhere, as we believe that this benefit provides greater convenience to the household, while helping employers to save time and money,” said Sue Chi Kong, CEO of Etiqa Insurance Singapore. “Strategic partnerships with like-minded organisations promise exciting opportunities and value, which we can extend to our customers.”

Doctor Anywhere focuses on improving healthcare delivery through innovation and technology, such as by providing video consultations with GPs and mobile nurse visits for screenings and vaccinations. The start-up recently raised SG$5.6 million in a series A financing round, led by Kamet Capital Partners.


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