Great Eastern to offer cover for gig economy workers


Great Eastern, in partnership with telehealth provider Doctor Anywhere, has launched an insurance product targeted at self-employed, freelance, and gig economy workers in Singapore, in light of COVID-19.

The product, known as GREAT Comprehensive Care, combines hospitalisation income, personal accident coverage, and outpatient care cover in a single policy. Two plan tiers are available, allowing choice for the level of desired coverage, with premiums starting at approximately SG$22 a month. It can be purchased through Great Eastern’s website, with no medical check-up needed.

“As the landscape evolves, income and health protection become all the more important for the self-employed, gig economy workers, and employees of Small and Medium Enterprises who may not have sufficient corporate insurance coverage or employee benefits,” said Ryan Cheong, managing director of digital for business, Great Eastern. “With GREAT Comprehensive Care and its holistic benefits, we aim to provide more affordable and accessible protection for these groups to give them greater peace of mind in the event of the unforeseen.”

“The pandemic situation has highlighted the need for flexibility in outpatient medical services,” said Lim Wai Mun, founder and CEO of Doctor Anywhere. “We are pleased to partner Great Eastern to offer reliable and affordable access to online healthcare services anytime, anywhere, through this innovative product.”

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