02 Mar '12, 9pm

Protecting family as cost of healthcare rises: Compared with other Asia-Pacific countries, Singaporeans are more...

Protecting family as cost of healthcare rises by Tan Hak Leh 04:46 AM Mar 03, 2012 As Singaporeans, we are all about family. Compared with other Asia-Pacific countries, Singaporeans are more motivated to keep themselves healthy for family-related reasons, according to the results of AIA's healthy living index survey last year. Singaporeans attach a high importance to reasons such as "not relying on others" and a desire to "take care of my family longer" for leading healthy lives. Up to 62 per cent of respondents also indicated that good family relationships are an important driver of their health. While many Singaporeans rightly want to keep healthy for their families, some tend to overlook the importance of ensuring that they have adequate protection for themselves and their family members in the event of a serious illness, injury or disability. Many remain concerned abou...

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