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  • Pegging retirement and re-employment ages to Singaporeans’ healthy life expectancy

    By: IPS Editor | Mar 26, 2019 | Hits: 202

    Manpower Minister Josephine Teo announced during her Ministry’s budget debate this month that the tripartite labour partners — government, businesses and unions — have agreed that the retirement and re-employment ages in Singapore not only continue to be relevant, but should be increased. The Minister also underlined that even as the retirement and re-employment ages…..

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  • CareShield Life: What’s fair versus what’s right

    By: IPS Editor | Aug 02, 2018 | Hits: 1264

    The debate over the recently announced national severe disability insurance scheme CareShield Life seems to be on the issue of actuarial fairness of premium pricing. Gender differentiated premiums require women to pay premiums 23 per cent higher than men of equivalent age. Other groups such as older cohorts currently in legacy ElderShield schemes (CareShield Life’s…..

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  • Time Banks can Forge Social Change

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 22, 2017 | Hits: 2043

    We have all heard of the adage, “time is money”, but this is often understood in terms of the market economy, where all goods and services are assigned a monetary value. The time economy, on the other hand, is made up of all the goods and services of social value that measures of the market…..

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