Life insurers in Singapore change definitions of critical illnesses

Pedro Gonçalves
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The Life Insurance Association (LIA) Singapore has announced changes to definitions of critical illnesses (CIs), citing the need for "clarity and continued relevance." For instance, "Deafness (Loss of Hearing)" has been amended to "Deafness (Irreversible Loss of Hearing)", with the term "irreversible" defined to recognise the possibility of future medical treatments that can restore hearing to some level as medical advances are made. In a statement, the association said that it has revised the standard definitions of 21 severe stage CIs and the names of 14 CIs to clearly reflect the i...

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