PRUPanel Connect Better Healthcare Experience with PRUPanel Connect*

*Only applicable for PRUExtra Premier, PRUExtra Premier CoPay and PRUExtra Preferred CoPay customers

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Healthcare shouldn’t be complicated. At Prudential, we continuously enhance our services to make your healthcare journey simpler, and that includes taking care of your administrative hassle.

Enjoy greater convenience and seamless access to quality healthcare with PRUPanel Connect - a suite of value-added services including appointment bookings, cashless transactions, concierge services and more at our Participating hospitals/Day surgery centres and specialists. For a wider choice of specialists, learn more about the Extended Panel.

PRUPanel Connect services are exclusively available for our PRUExtra Premier, PRUExtra Premier CoPay and PRUExtra Preferred CoPay customers.

*All PPC Panel benefits are available for PRUExtra Premier, PRUExtra Preferred CoPay and PRUExtra Premier CoPay policyholders where Claims Based Pricing will impact renewal premium by only 1 level. If you prefer to seek treatment at a non-panel Private Hospital, your claims-based premium multiplier will move up at least 2 levels.
^Eligible outpatient treatment refers to Outpatient Cancer Treatment, Outpatient Kidney Failure Treatment, Immunosuppressants and Long-Term Parenteral Nutrition. Subject to claims assessment.
+Claims submitted through clinics are considered as Non-Panel except for outpatient chemotherapy at OncoCare Cancer Centre and Icon Cancer Centre clinics at Mount Alvernia Hospital. In a single review period, all claims will have to be for treatments under a Panel Specialist empanelled under one of our PRUPanel Connect Healthcare Institutions. Any claims made from a Private Healthcare Institution and Specialist that is not under PRUPanel Connect will be tagged as a Non-Panel claim in that review period.

Download your PRUPanel Connect eCard

 

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Eligible customers can now download your PRUPanel Connect eCard directly from our website or PRUaccess.
1. Check your eligibility
2. Enter the policyholder’s last 4 characters of NRIC, date of birth and gender

Download now to enjoy the benefits of PRUPanel Connect value-added services. Present your eCard together with your Identity Card for a seamless experience at private PRUPanel Connect hospitals/clinics/day surgery centres, as well as for your health screening/vaccination appointments.

PRUPanel Connect Partners

 

PRUPanel Connect (PPC) is a hospital led partnership programme. To be a part of PRUPanel Connect programme, participating specialists must either be employed by a PPC partner hospital or run a clinical practice at a PPC partner hospital/day surgery centre and the treatment for eligible policyholders has to be provided by participating specialists at partner hospitals / day surgery centres. Our panel doctors are chosen based on their credentials and past disciplinary track record.

Most of our partner PPC specialists have been practising in their respective specialities for at least 5 years. Currently, there are over 1,000 specialists in our panel programme with more than 50 medical specialities represented.

The list of participating PRUPanel Connect Healthcare Institutions is as follows:

Restructured Hospitals Private Hospitals Private Day Surgery Centres & Outpatient Oncology Clinics
  1. Changi General Hospital
  2. KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  3. National Cancer Centre Singapore
  4. National Heart Centre Singapore
  5. National Neuroscience Institute
  6. National University Hospital
  7. Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  8. Sengkang General Hospital
  9. Singapore General Hospital
  10. Singapore National Eye Centre
  11. Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  1. Mount Alvernia Hospital
  2. Raffles Hospital
  1. Aptus Surgery Centre
  2. HC Surgical Specialists Ltd
  3. Icon Cancer Centre at Mount Alvernia Hospital
  4. Icon Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT at Mount Alvernia Hospital
  5. Icon Radiation Oncology at Mount Alvernia Hospital
  6. Icon Surgical Oncology Centre at Mount Alvernia Hospital
  7. Luma Women’s Medical Centre (Royal Square)
  8. Novaptus Surgery Centre
  9. Novena Surgery
  10. Orchard Surgery Centre
  11. StarMed Specialist Centre

List of participating PRUPanel Connect Healthcare Instituitions under Restructured Hospitals, Private Hospitals, Day Surgery Centres & Outpatient Oncology Clinics are subject to change. Please visit www.prudential.com.sg/ppc-specialists for updated list of PPC Healthcare Institutions and ensure participating specialists must be empanelled at the Healthcare Institutions on our website.

Note: Only selected specialists participate in the PRUPanel Connect Programme. The appointment facilitation service is only applicable to eligible PRUPanel Connect policyholders for participating PRUPanel Connect specialists at our partner hospitals or day surgery centres. Appointments made through our PRUCustomer hotline or online bookings via Prudential website to see a PRUPanel Connect specialist at a Restructured Hospital can only be booked as a private patient and the customer will not be eligible for any subsidised treatment even if they have a referral from a government polyclinic.

FAQs

PRUPanel Connect
  1. What is PRUPanel Connect?
    1. With the rising cost of healthcare in Singapore, we at Prudential want to continually ensure that you have access to quality healthcare and services.   PRUPanel Connect provides eligible customers with a suite of value-added services when they visit participating specialists at our panel hospitals.
  2. Who are eligible for the value-added services of PRUPanel Connect?
    1. The value-added services are exclusively for all PRUExtra Premier, PRUExtra Premier CoPay and PRUExtra Preferred CoPay customers, including foreigners. To qualify for a complimentary taxi voucher or a hospital parking coupon:
      • You must be admitted for day surgery or as an inpatient under a doctor who is part of our participating panel specialist.
      • This benefit does not apply for admission for pregnancy delivery.
      Also, do note that cashless services are only applicable to foreigners if they apply for a pre-authorisation through the Business Office of PPC hospital/day surgery centre admissions office.   All benefits under the PRUPanel Connect (PPC) are available only for eligible policyholders who seek treatment from participating specialists enrolled under the PPC programme at participating PPC partner hospitals/day surgery centres. The claim has to be e-filed through the Business Office of PPC hospital/day surgery centre.
  3. How do I check if I am eligible for PRUPanel Connect?
    1. You can check this on our website at www.prudential.com.sg/ppc-validate or by logging in to PRUaccess.   On our website, simply key in the last 4 characters of your NRIC number, gender and date of birth. To log into PRUaccess, simply download the SingPass Mobile app or key in your PRUaccess user ID and password.
  4. What are the value-added services provided by PRUPanel Connect?
      • Hassle-Free Appointment booking service
        Call our PRUCustomer Line at 1800 3330333 or submit your request online to book your first appointment with our partner hospitals. Our team will liaise with the respective hospitals for you to ensure that you get an appointment as early as possible.
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      • PRUConcierge Service
        Visit our PRUConcierge located at Raffles Hospital and Mt Alvernia Hospital for PRUPanel Connect value-added services and assistance on any PRUShield related enquiries.
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      • Get a ride home
        If your doctor is a participating PRUPanel Connect specialist and you are admitted for day surgery or as an inpatient at our private panel hospitals, visit our concierge located in the hospital during office hours to receive a complimentary taxi voucher or a hospital parking coupon. For admission for day surgery at our private day surgery centres, Prudential will SMS the taxi voucher code to you.
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      • Enhanced Letter of Guarantee (LOG)
        Enjoy higher LOG amount, allowing you to receive cashless* service of up to S$30,000 at Raffles Hospital and Mount Alvernia Hospital. Should you undergo a day surgery at our partnered private day surgery centres, you may also enjoy a LOG of up to S$15,000.   To enjoy this service, you will have to seek treatment from participating specialists under the PRUPanel Connect programme.
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      • Pre-Authorisation Letter
        If you are not eligible for LOG, you may still apply for Pre-Authorisation to pre-assess the claim at the Hospital Business Office under the PRUPanel Connect Programme. Upon approval, you can receive cashless* services for treatment at our participating PPC Partner Hospitals/Day Surgery Centres.
        *Terms & Conditions apply https://www.prudential.com.sg/ppc-tnc   All benefits under the PRUPanel Connect (PPC) are available only for eligible policyholders who seek treatment from participating specialists enrolled under the PPC programme at participating PPC partner hospitals/day surgery centres. The claim has to be e-filed through the Business Office of PPC hospital/day surgery centre.
  5. What are the 3 Simple Steps for a Successful Panel Claim?
    1. To be eligible for a successful Panel claim, please visit www.prudential.com.sg/ppc-specialists to ensure that the specialist is empanelled under the PRUPanel Connect (PPC) medical institution. After selecting the PPC specialist, make sure that your inpatient, day surgery, or eligible outpatient* treatment is done at the hospital or day surgery centre where your selected PPC specialist is empanelled at. You can find this information under the specialists’ profile. The PRUShield claim must then be e-filed through the Business Office/Centre of the PPC hospital or day surgery centres and not through clinics.

      *Claims submitted through clinics are considered as Non-Panel^.

      ^Non-Panel Claims:

      • Claims submitted through clinics are considered as Non-Panel except for outpatient chemotherapy at OncoCare Cancer Centre and Icon Cancer Centre clinics at Mount Alvernia Hospital.
      • Claims submitted through clinics are considered as Non-Panel except for outpatient chemotherapy at OncoCare Cancer Centre and Icon Cancer Centre clinics at Mount Alvernia Hospital.

  6. What are the operating hours of the PRUPanel Connect Concierge?
    1. The concierge hours are:   Monday to Friday
      9am to 5.30pm   *Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays.   Mount Alvernia Hospital: Level 1, Patient Liaison Centre
      Raffles Hospital: Hospital Wing - Level 8, Room 828
  7. Which are the PRUPanel Connect hospitals and specialists?
    1. Our current PRUPanel Connect medical institutions* include:   Private Hospitals
      • Mount Alvernia Hospital
      • Raffles Hospital
        Private Day Surgery Centres
      1. HC Surgical Specialists Ltd
      2. StarMed Specialist Centre
      3. Aptus Surgery Centre
      4. Novaptus Surgery Centre
      5. Luma Women’s Imaging Centre/ Medical Centre
      6. Orchard Surgery Centre
      7. Novena Surgery
        Restructured Hospitals
      1. KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
      2. National Cancer Centre Singapore
      3. National Heart Centre Singapore
      4. National Neuroscience Institute
      5. National University Hospital
      6. Singapore General Hospital
      7. Singapore National Eye Centre
      8. Sengkang General Hospital
      9. Tan Tock Seng Hospital
      10. Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
      11. Changi General Hospital
        *List of medical institutions is subject to change   The full list of our PRUPanel Connect medical institutions and participating specialists are available here.   To be a part of PRUPanel Connect programme, participating specialists must either be empanelled by a PPC partner hospital or run a clinical practice at a PPC partner hospital/day surgery centre and the treatment for eligible policyholders has to be provided by participating specialists at partner hospitals/day surgery centres.
  8. Can I switch to a specialist from a Panel Hospital if I am currently already seeking treatment with a non-panel specialist?
    1. We are unable to facilitate this process at the moment.

Appointment Booking
  1. What is the contact number to make an appointment with a specialist from a restructured hospital?
    1. You may call our PRUCustomer Line at 1800-333 0333 (+65 63330333 – if calling from overseas) Mondays to Fridays, 8.30am to 5.30pm, excluding public holidays.
  2. Can I change my specialist appointment after it is confirmed?
    1. Yes, you may call our PRUCustomer Line at 1800-333 0333 (+65 63330333 – if calling from overseas) to change your appointment from 8.30am to 5.30pm, subject to availability.
  3. Can PRUPanel Connect help make an appointment to consult a specialist in a private panel hospital?
    1. PRUPanel Connect can assist with appointment booking only if the selected specialist is a part of the panel at the following hospitals:   Private Hospitals
      • Mount Alvernia Hospital
      • Raffles Hospital
        Private Day Surgery Centres*
      • HC Surgical Specialists Ltd
      • StarMed Specialist Centre
      • Aptus Surgery Centre
      • Novaptus Surgery Centre
      • Luma Women’s Imaging Centre/ Medical Centre
      • Orchard Surgery Centre
      • Novena Surgery
        Restructured Hospitals
      • KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
      • National Cancer Centre Singapore
      • National Heart Centre Singapore
      • National Neuroscience Institute
      • National University Hospital
      • Singapore General Hospital
      • Singapore National Eye Centre
      • Sengkang General Hospital
      • Tan Tock Seng Hospital
      • Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
      • Changi General Hospital
        List of medical institutions are subject to change. The full list of our PRUPanel Connect medical institutions and participating specialists are available here.   *All benefits under the PRUPanel Connect (PPC) are available only for eligible policyholders who seek treatment from participating specialists enrolled under the PPC programme at participating PPC partner hospitals/day surgery centres. The claim has to be e-filed through the Business Office of PPC hospital/day surgery centre.
  4. How do I book an appointment through the PRUCustomer Line (1800 333 0333)?
    1. If you are a PRUExtra Premier, PRUExtra Premier CoPay or PRUExtra Preferred CoPay policyholder, you will hear an additional option to select for appointment booking after entering the one-time password (OTP). If you have chosen English, press “4” to book an appointment with our Customer Service Officer. If you have chosen Mandarin, press “1”.

Health Screening
  1. How do I make a health screening appointment?
    1. Once you have decided on the health screening package you would like to purchase, click on the ‘Request Health Screening Appointment’ button. This will bring you to the PRUPanel Connect eligibility check page where you will be required to key in the:
      1. last 4 characters of your NRIC
      2. date of birth
      3. gender
      Once your PRUPanel Connect eCard is displayed, simply select ‘Health Screening’. A pop up disclaimer will inform you that you are exiting Prudential’s corporate website. You will subsequently be redirected to MyDoc website.
  2. How do I reschedule my appointment with MyDoc?
    1. If you are unable to make it for your scheduled appointment, you may change your appointment by emailing MyDoc at support@my-doc.com. The request must be made 3 working days before your date of appointment.
  3. How do I identify myself before the health screening?
    1. For identification, please show your NRIC, passport or employment/dependent pass. You will also be required to present your PRUPanel Connect eCard which you may download here.
  4. When will I receive an Invoice from MyDoc and how to make payment for the health screening?
    1. An Invoice will be sent to your email address (same email id as used for appointment booking) within 1-2 working days, from the date of registration. Full Payment is required to be made via Credit Card, PayNow or Bank Transfer to MyDoc 5 working days prior to the date of health screening or vaccination appointment. You will receive an email confirmation of your appointment upon receipt of your payment.
  5. Can I get a refund after payment has been made?
    1. No refund is allowed in case of cancellation of appointment after payment is made to MyDoc or in case of a “No Show” on the date/time of appointment.
  6. Can I change my preferred centre after payment has been made to MyDoc?
    1. If you wish to change your health screening centre, you may write in to MyDoc at support@my-doc.com. The request must be made 3 working days before your date of appointment.
  7. What is the validity of the health screening package?
    1. The health screening package is valid for 3 months from the date that payment is received by MyDoc.
  8. When will I receive the health screening report?
    1. The health screening report will be made available to you within 5 to 7 working days from the date of your testing. An email will be sent to you once the report is ready. To access the health screening report, you will need to enter the last 4 characters of NRIC/FIN number as the document opening password.
  9. What should I do after I receive my health screening results?
    1. You are eligible for a health screening results review with a certified General Practitioner. You can avail this teleconsultation service by downloading the Pulse by Prudential mobile app. The health screening review is included in all our health screening packages. You will be required to enter payment details at the time of downloading the Pulse by Prudential mobile app, however, no charges will be levied to your credit card. Click here to download the Pulse app.
  10. Can I walk into partner clinics to have my health screening without registration? How can I register for the health screening?
    1. Health screening services are provided by MyDoc via online registration & prior appointment booking only.
  11. What must I take note before the health screening?
    1. Please note that no food and drinks (except plain water) is allowed 12 hours before your health screening appointment. For patients that are on medication, you may continue to take it with sips of water. Do bring along your identity card and PRUPanel Connect eCard for verification purpose. If you are on any medication, please inform the phlebotomist prior to the blood sample being obtained.
  12. What if I am not feeling well on the day of the health screening appointment?
    1. In case you are feeling unwell on the date of your health screening appointment, we advise you not to proceed with your health screening since this might affect the results. Kindly reschedule your appointment with us by writing to support@my-doc.com.
  13. What are the screening timings and address for the health screening services?
    1. The screening timings and hours for health screening services vary from centre to centre. For the updated operating hours, please refer to the selected diagnostic centre timings during the process of registration for an appointment.
         
      1. Innoquest Diagnostics Laboratory @ Royal Square at Novena
        101 Irrawaddy Road
        Level 07-02, Royal Square at Novena
        Singapore 329565   Screening Timings:
        Mon – Sat: 0830h – 1200h
        Sun and Public Holidays: Closed

      2. Innoquest Diagnostics Laboratory @ Paragon
        290 Orchard Road
        #17-07/08/09, Paragon Medical
        Singapore 238859   Screening Timings:
        Mon – Sat: 0830h – 1200h
        Sun and Public Holidays: Closed

      3. Acumed Raffles
        24 Raffles Place
        #02-05, Clifford Centre
        Singapore 048621   Screening Timings:
        Mon – Fri: 0900h – 1000h
        Sat, Sun and Public Holidays: Closed

      4. Acumed Bedok
        Blk 214 Bedok North Street 1
        #01-165
        Singapore 460214   Screening Timings:
        Mon – Fri: 0900h – 1000h
        Sat: Not Available
        Sun and Public Holidays: Closed

      5. Acumed Woodlands
        Blk 111 Woodlands Street 13
        #01-78
        Singapore 730111   Screening Timings:
        Mon – Fri: 0900h – 1000h
        Sat: Not Available
        Sun and Public Holidays: Closed

      6. Acumed Sengkang
        Blk 215C Compassvale Drive
        #01-02
        Singapore 543215   Screening Timings:
        Mon – Fri: 0900h – 1000h
        Sat and Sun: Not Available
        Public Holidays: Closed

      7. Acumed Boon Lay
        301 Boon Lay Way (Boon Lay MRT)
        #01-18/19
        Singapore 649846   Screening Timings:
        Mon – Fri: 0900h – 1000h
        Sat and Sun: Not Available
        Public Holidays: Closed

      8. Acumed Teban Gardens
        Blk 38 Teban Gardens Road
        #01-318/319
        Singapore 600038   Screening Timings:
        Mon – Fri: 0900h – 1000h
        Sat and Sun: Not Available
        Public Holidays: Closed

      9. MyHealth Medical Centre
        Blk 501 West Coast Drive
        #01-256
        Singapore 120501   Screening Timings:
        Mon – Sat: 0900h – 1000h
        Sun: Not Available
        Public Holidays: Closed

      Diagnostic Imaging Centres
         
      1. RadLink Novena Diagnostic Imaging Centre @ Royal Square
        101 Irrawaddy Road
        Medical Suites, Royal Square
        #10-01 to #10-05
        Singapore 329565   Opening Timings:
        Mon – Fri: 0830h – 1730h
        Sat: 0830h – 1230h
        Sun and Public Holidays: Closed

      2. RadLink Diagnostic Imaging (S) Pte Ltd (Paragon)
        290 Orchard Road
        #08-08, Paragon Medical (Lobby E or F)
        Singapore 238859   Opening Timings:
        Mon – Fri: 0830h – 1730h
        Sat: 0830h – 1230h
        Sun and Public Holidays: Closed

      3. Drs Lim Hoe and Wong (Jurong)
        1 Jurong West Central 2
        Jurong Point Shopping Centre
        #B1A-19C
        Singapore 648886   Opening Timings:
        Mon – Fri: 0830h – 0500h
        Sat:
        0830h – 0100h, 0100h – 0200h
        Sun and Public Holidays: Closed

      4. Ang Mo Kio X-Ray Clinic & Laboratory
        Blk 422, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
        #01-2516
        Singapore 560422   Opening Timings:
        Mon – Fri: 0830h – 0500h
        Sat: 0830h – 0100h
        Sun: 0900h – 0100h
        Public Holidays: Closed

      5. Tampines Street 11 X-Ray Clinic
        Blk 138 Tampines Street 11
        #01-130
        Singapore 521138   Opening Timings:
        Mon – Fri: 0830h – 0500h
        Sat: 0830h – 0100h
        Sun and Public Holidays: Closed

      Home Vaccination   Vaccination Timings:
      Mon – Sat: 0900h – 2100h
      (Last registration timing 2000h and surcharge of $10 applicable after 6pm. No Surcharge applicable on Sat.)
      Sun and Public Holidays service is not available

PRUPanel e-Card
  1. What is a PRUPanel Connect eCard?
    1. A PRUPanel Connect eCard is a digital card which identifies you as a PRUPanel Connect customer at PRUPanel Connect private hospitals. It allows you to enjoy PRUPanel Connect benefits. You can access your eCard by checking your eligibility on our website or by logging in to PRUaccess and download it in a PDF format. Present your PRUPanel Connect eCard together with your identity card at our participating PPC partner private hospitals and day surgery centres to enjoy benefits, value-added services.
  2. How do I access my PRUPanel Connect eCard?
    1. You may view the PRUPanel Connect eCard through our website or PRUaccess:   Please present this PRUPanel eCard together with your Identity Card at our participating PPC partner private hospitals and day surgery centres.   Website   Go to www.prudential.com.sg/ppc-validate and enter Policyholder’s:
      1. Last 4 characters of your NRIC
      2. Enter Gender
      3. Enter Date of Birth
      If you have more than 1 eligible policy, select the life assured from the dropdown menu.   Click on “Download eCard” to download a PDF version of the eCard.   PRUaccess   Go to www.prudential.com.sg/pruaccess using either of the following options:
      1. Login by entering Policyholder’s UserID, PIN and OTP.
      2. Download Singpass mobile app and scan QR code.
      Select ‘Download PRUPanel Connect eCard’ on the left navigation menu.
  3. Do I have to download the eCard?
    1. It is not compulsory to download the eCard as it is available 24/7 through our PRUPanel Connect website https://www.prudential.com.sg/ppc-validate or simply by logging in to PRUaccess.   Please present this PRUPanel eCard together with your Identity Card at our participating PPC partner private hospitals and day surgery centres.
  4. What are the benefits of the PRUPanel Connect eCard?
    1. The PRUPanel Connect eCard allows our participating private panel specialist to identify you as a PRUPanel Connect customer so that you can enjoy discounts and value-added services. At the time when you download the card, real time information shown on the card will also let you know when your policy is valid until and the type of PRUExtra rider that you have.
  5. Is the eCard supported by all browsers?
    1. The eCard is best viewed using Chrome or Edge.

Extended Panel
  1. What is Extended Panel (EP)?
    1. Extended Panel (EP) is an initiative by the Multilateral Healthcare Insurance Committee (MHIC), which is appointed by the Ministry of Health (MOH), to allow integrated Shield Plan (IP) insurers to recognise each other’s panel doctors mutually. Under the EP, you may enjoy selected panel benefits when seeking pre-authorised treatments from specialists that are not on our panel, as long as they are on other Integrated Shield Plan insurers’ panels, follow our fee schedule, and meets our pre-authorisation terms and conditions. This provides policyholders a wider choice of doctors and supports better continuity of care for patients.   Extended Panel (EP) will be launched to customers with a PRUExtra plan on 7 June 2022.
  2. How do I know if I’m eligible for the Extended Panel (EP)?
    1. Extended Panel (EP) is currently available for customers who have the following PRUExtra riders:  
      • PRUExtra Premier
      • PRUExtra Premier CoPay
      • PRUExtra Preferred CoPay
      • PRUExtra Plus CoPay
      • PRUExtra Premier Lite CoPay
      • PRUExtra Plus Lite CoPay
  3. How does a specialist qualify as an Extended Panel (EP) specialist?
    1. A specialist qualifies as an Extended Panel (EP) specialist if he or she meets all of the following conditions:  
      • is on the main panel of another IP insurer,
      • has obtained pre-authorisation approval from us,
      • follows our fee schedule, and
      • meets pre-authorisation terms and conditions
  4. What are the benefits of being treated by an EP specialist?
    1. The Extended Panel (EP) initiative gives Prudential’s customers even more options to seek treatment from specialists they prefer, even if the chosen specialists are not on Prudential’s panel, as long as the chosen specialists are on the main panel of another Integrated Shield Plan (IP) insurer.   When you choose to seek a pre-authorised treatment with an EP specialist, you can continue to enjoy selected panel benefits that comes with your plan. The benefits will differ based on the plan you have and whether the EP specialist provides the treatment at our Partner Healthcare Institution (Hospital or treatment centre) or not.   Benefits for PRUExtra Premier, PRUExtra Premier CoPay and PRUExtra Preferred CoPay Customers when using an EP   Here is a comparison of the benefits you enjoy when your EP specialist provides treatment at our PRUPanel Connect (PPC) Partner Healthcare Institution vs non-PRUPanel Connect (PPC) Partner Healthcare Institution.   For a list of PRUPanel Connect (PPC) Partner Healthcare Institution, visit https://www.prudential.com.sg/ppc  
      Benefits Treatment at PRUPanel Connect (PPC) Partner Healthcare Institution Treatment at non- PRUPanel Connect (PPC) Healthcare Institution
      Pre-Authorisation of Claim
      $3,000 co-payment cap per Policy Year for CoPay riders
      1 level limit increase under the Claims-based pricing approach
      Cashless medical treatment with a higher Letter of Guarantee amount
      Value added services (i.e. concierge, transport, appointment booking)

      Important Note: If you choose to seek treatment from a specialist who is not on Prudential’s Panel and also not an EP specialist, or if the specialist has not obtained the pre-authorisation before an admission/day surgery, you will not be able to enjoy the benefits listed above. For PRUExtra Preferred CoPay, the above benefits are not applicable for Private Hospitals and medical institutions under “No Access”.   Benefits for PRUExtra Plus CoPay, PRUExtra Premier Lite CoPay and PRUExtra Plus Lite CoPay Customers when using an EP   Here is a comparison of the benefits you enjoy when your EP specialist provides treatment at our PRUPanel Connect (PPC) Partner Healthcare Institution vs non-PRUPanel Connect (PPC) Partner Healthcare Institution.   For a list of PRUPanel Connect (PPC) Partner Healthcare Institution, visit https://www.prudential.com.sg/ppc  
      Benefits Treatment at PRUPanel Connect (PPC) Partner Healthcare Institution Treatment at non- PRUPanel Connect (PPC) Healthcare Institution
      Pre-Authorisation of Claim
      $3,000 co-payment cap per Policy Year for CoPay riders

      Important Note: If you choose to seek treatment from a specialist who is not on Prudential’s Panel and also not an EP specialist, or if the specialist has not obtained the pre-authorisation before an admission/day surgery, you will not be able to enjoy the benefits listed above.
  5. Is it compulsory for me to seek treatment at Prudential’s Panel or an EP specialist?
    1. No, it is not compulsory. However, you will not be able to enjoy the benefits of being treated by an EP specialist if you choose to seek treatment from a specialist who is not on Prudential's Panel and also not an EP specialist.
  6. How does a specialist apply to be an Extended Panel specialist?
    1. Prudential does not require specialists to submit an application to be a part of our Extended Panel. As long as the specialist meets all the conditions of an EP specialist, he or she is deemed as an EP specialist.
  7. Do all treatments need to be at Prudentials PRUPanel Connect Partner Healthcare Institutions?
    1. EP Specialists may treat Prudential policyholders at any PPC or non-PPC Healthcare Institution. However, do note that benefits when using an Extended Panel may vary for PPC and non-PPC Healthcare Institutions. Please refer to the benefits of being treated by an EP specialist for a comparison.
  8. What should I do to enjoy Panel Benefits when using an Extended Panel?
    1. Once you have selected your specialist, inform the clinic staff that you need their assistance to submit a pre-authorisation request to Prudential. Selected panel benefits are only available if the EP specialist has obtained pre-authorisation approval from Prudential, meets the terms and conditions and follows our fee schedule as laid down in the pre-authorisation certificate.   The specialist will need to submit 2 forms to Prudential for pre-authorisation purposes, namely the pre-authorisation form and the patient consent form, which are available at https://www.prudential.com.sg/ppc on 7 June 2022.
  9. What does the EP specialist have to do for me to enjoy selected panel benefits?
    1. To be eligible for panel benefits when using an EP, it is mandatory to seek treatment from a specialist that meets the conditions.  

      Step 1:

      Specialist to book a date with the Healthcare Institution for the treatment.

      Step 2:

      Submit a pre-authorisation request to pre.auth@prudential.com.sg.

      Step 3:

      Prudential processes the pre-authorisation request. In case approval is granted, EP Specialist must meet the terms and conditions, including specialists fees, as stated in the pre-authorisation certificate.

      Step 4:

      E-File claim directly through Healthcare Institution as per terms on the basis of which the pre-authorisation certificate was granted.

        If all the above criteria are met and the claim is approved, the claim would be granted panel benefits when using an Extended Panel.
  10. How many days will it take for a pre-authorisation request to be processed?
    1. We will require between 1- 3 working days from the date we receive the completed pre-authorisation form and supporting documents. In the event further clarification is required, we may take longer to review the request.
  11. What can I expect after Prudential approves the EP pre-authorisation request?
    1. We will issue the certificate of pre-authorisation stating the amount approved for the specific medical diagnosis, treatment date and procedures to the applicant.
  12. What are some common rejection reasons?
    1. Generally, we decline pre-authorisation requests due to policy exclusions, outstanding premiums or inadequate medical information necessary for assessing the pre-authorisation request.
  13. Do I still need to make a deposit payment even though the pre-authorisation request has been approved?
    1. The hospital has absolute discretion in determining whether a deposit is still required, even with the approved certificate of pre-authorisation.
  14. I am currently seeking treatment at a specialist not under EP (“non-EP specialist”). Will I enjoy selected panel benefits if I switch to an EP specialist?
    1. If you are switching from a non-EP specialist to an EP specialist (within the same Policy Year) and have claimed from PRUShield prior to the switch to an EP specialist, you will be eligible for the stop-loss benefit but not eligible for 1 level limit increase under the Claims-based pricing approach.  
      Within the same Policy Year Treatment at PPC Healthcare Institution Treatment at a non-PPC Healthcare Institution
      First Claim:
      Non-EP specialist
      (Before, on or after 7 Jun 2022)
      No Stop-Loss   Not eligible for 1 level limit increase under the Claims-based pricing approach
      Second Claim:
      EP specialist
      (On or after 7 Jun 2022)
      Stop-Loss   Not eligible for 1 level limit increase under the Claims-based pricing approach

  15. If I am admitted to the hospital multiple times a year under an EP specialist, do all the admissions have to be at a PRUPanel Connect Partner Healthcare Institution in order for me to enjoy the 1 level limit increase on claims-based pricing?
    1. Yes, all admissions will have to be at a PRUPanel Connect Partner Healthcare Institution in order for you to enjoy the 1 level limit increase due to claims-based pricing.
  16. Are the panel benefits applicable if I consult an EP for inpatient hospitalisation, day surgery, outpatient treatment and Pre- and Post-hospitalisation?
    1. EP benefits are applicable only for inpatient hospitalisation, day surgery claims, and pre- and post-hospitalisation claims where the main inpatient or day surgery claim has been approved as an EP case. EP benefits do not apply to outpatient treatments.
  17. When is Prudential launching the EP? Do I get panel benefits for pre-authorised treatments with an EP before the launch of the EP?
    1. We are launching the EP programme on 7 June 2022. Admission before 7 June 2022 with an EP will not be eligible for any panel benefits.
  18. Why is Prudential launching EP on 7 June 2022 while some insurers have already launched their EP programme?
    1. Integrated Shield Plan (IP) insurers may adopt different approaches to rolling out EP. Some have chosen to provide EP to customers only after the next policy renewal while others have chosen to roll out the benefits to all customers on a fixed date.
  19. Will I always have access to EP benefits as long as I seek treatment from specialists who are on other insurer’s panels?
    1. No, panel benefits will only be granted when your treatment at an EP is pre-authorised, follow our fee schedules and meet pre-authorisation terms and conditions at the point of claim. Please note that a specialist may opt not to activate EP, depending on the case.
  20. I have PRUExtra Preferred CoPay. Do Extended Panel apply for Non-panel and “No Access”?
    1. If an EP specialist provides treatment at a Non-panel Healthcare Institution, your maximum co-payment is capped at $3,000 per Policy Year.   If an EP specialist provides treatment at a “No Access” Healthcare Institution, the claim will not be admissible under PRUExtra Preferred CoPay. However, the claim under PRUShield Premier will be considered but without panel benefits that come with the use of an EP.   For more information on Non-panel providers and “No Access”, please visit https://www.prudential.com.sg/products/health-insurance/medical/prushield.
  21. What are the operating hours of the pre-authorisation team?
    1. The operating hours are:
      Monday to Friday
      9 am to 5.30 pm.   We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays.