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Parenthood is an amazing journey, whether it’s your first or third time — but is your bundle of joy protected?

Protecting Your Baby Bump Now and Beyond

Becoming a parent is a truly wonderful experience. During pregnancy and once your baby arrives, you will want to focus on your family rather than bills — especially the medical type. Ensure peace of mind by taking the time to sort out insurance coverage so that your child is covered during the pregnancy, after birth and into childhood. Here are some great reasons why you should consider taking a child insurance plan.

Life Can Be Complicated

While we all hope for a smooth sailing pregnancy and birth, complications can arise that may unfortunately endanger both mother and child, leading to substantial medical expenses for short- and long-term care.

According to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, about two percent of babies born in Singapore have structural defects, where the baby looks abnormal but this is not due to genetic causes. Since life sometimes throws us curve balls, do not wait for your child’s birth to purchase insurance; instead, buy it as early as possible to ensure complete protection from the unforeseen, such as pregnancy complications, miscarriages, congenital disorders, critical illness, total and permanent disability and even death. There are insurance plans in Singapore that cover expectant mothers from as early as 18 weeks into pregnancy.

Ensure Medical Coverage Without Breaking Your Wallet

“So cheap!” is something that is rarely said about medical expenses. With the right insurance, you can rest assured that both mum and child are protected so you don’t have to worry about the high costs of possible prenatal and postnatal complications. A good tip is to check out the optional benefits that accompany many maternity/baby insurance plans in Singapore; these may include coverage for hospital care, accidents and terminal illness — and will provide even more protection for your child.

A Head Start in Life

As children get older, the expenses get higher. It’s never too early to start planning for your child’s future! Plant the seeds of your child’s future success by investing in his or her eventual education. Most education savings plans can potentially help in savings growth, and some even provide a stream of guaranteed annual income during your child’s higher-education years.

 

Speak with your financial consultant today to understand your insurance and savings options to find out what works best for your child and the well-being of your family.

 

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