ElderShield: Stay voluntary or be made mandatory?

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As the severe disability insurance scheme ElderShield is being reviewed, one new question is whether it should remain voluntary or be made mandatory.

This is part of the feedback received by the ElderShield Review Committee so far, said Mr Chaly Mah, chairman of the 14-member committee, last night. He was speaking to reporters at the first of several public consultations.

ElderShield is an insurance scheme for people with severe disabilities who cannot carry out daily activities such as eating, dressing or taking a bath on their own.

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