Aviva Singapore to cover allergic reactions arising from COVID-19 vaccinations

The insurer has extended its health insurance coverage to medical expenses arising from side effects such as allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine 

Singapore – Individuals insured by Aviva Singapore’s health insurance plans will automatically be covered for side effects arising from the COVID-19 vaccination, at no additional premium. Aviva Singapore will provide coverage of the medical bills should policyholders suffer side effects that require hospitalisation or inpatient treatment, such as a severe allergic reaction.

This coverage is included for their Integrated Shield Plan, MyShield, as well as group health insurance plans.

The vaccine must be authorised by the Health Sciences Authority and the individual must be medically eligible to receive it. The standard terms and conditions of the policies apply.

Daniel Lum, Director of Product & Marketing at Aviva Singapore, said, "We made this decision to assure Aviva’s policyholders who may have concerns about medical expenses should they encounter side effects from the vaccine. As an insurer, it is our responsibility to act quickly and meet the evolving needs and apprehensions of individuals, thus ensuring the country’s national vaccination effort can run smoothly."

This is published for general information only and does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and the particular needs of any specific person. This information is not a contract of insurance. Full details of the standard terms and conditions of this plan can be found in the relevant policy contract. 

While vaccinations and their related or consequential expenses remain a general exclusion of the policies, we offer this extension of coverage for COVID-19 vaccinations until 31 December 2021 on an ex gratia and exceptional basis in support of the nation's vaccination efforts. The eligible policyholder / insured member is covered as long as the hospital admission or the inpatient treatment take place by 31 December 2021. If aforementioned terms are met, the coverage will be extended till the patient is discharged.

Information is accurate as at 27 January 2021 and it is subject to change as the COVID-19 situation evolves. Please check our COVID-19 advisory regularly for the latest updates.