The Health Ministry will be lifting the three-cycle cap for Medisave claims for assisted conception procedures (ACP) come October 1.
Currently, the Medisave withdrawal limit for ACPs is S$6,000 for the first treatment cycle, S$5,000 for the second treatment cycle, and S$4,000 for the third cycle.
As couples are now claiming less Medisave than before per cycle due to the enhanced government co-funding for assisted reproduction technologies, the ministry will allow couples to use Medisave for more than three cycles – with the fourth and subsequent cycles subject to a S$4,000 limit each.
Cumulative Medisave use allowed for ACP will remain at S$15,000, to ensure that couples do not deplete their Medisave prematurely said the Ministry.
Currently, Medisave can be used for ACPs at any public or private assisted reproduction (AR) centres.
The Health Ministry has enhanced this over the years to support couples in having children.
Besides the use of Medisave, the ministry has also provided Singaporean couples government co-funding for assisted reproduction technologies (ART) treatment at public hospitals.