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Review – Why The Singlife Whole Life is One of the Best in the Market

Singlife Whole Life

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About Singlife Whole Life

The Singlife Whole Life is a comprehensive and very competitive whole life participating policy in the market.

It is competitive not just because of the premium pricing or the premium term available, but of its flexibility and outstanding Critical Illness (CI) features. It also has an annuity payout option that gives policy holder an option to receive payouts at retirement age. Multiplier of sum assured can also be lengthened to age 75.

The idea of an insurance coverage usually is about leaving behind a sum of money should death occurs to the person. However you can also be protected and enjoy the coverage benefits while alive, and they are referred to as “Living Benefits“.

Aviva MyWholeLifePlan, whole life insurance singapore, early critical illness singapore
source: Singlife with Aviva

With the supplementary benefits (riders), you can customise and add on to the living benefits:

Total and permanent disability (TPD) protection to assist for daily living expenses.

Critical illness (CI)  coverage (from early to advance stage) for income protection so you can focus on recovery.

Waiver of Premiums for your loved ones (3rd party) should CI or TPD occur.

Read on to learn more!

Singlife Whole Life Product Features At a Glance

The Singlife Whole Life comprises of 2 main components: the basic plan, as well as the riders, or additional covers as they are called:

Singlife Whole Life
source: Singlife with Aviva

Covers for Life

Basic plan of death and terminal illness coverage is for life. This means that no matter how old the person lives, the coverage for death and terminal illness is for life.

Flexible Premium Terms

The premium payment duration can be chosen for a period of 10, 15, 20, or 25 years, or up until reaching the age of 65, allowing for flexibility based on your personal preferences and financial considerations.

Wide Range of Multipliers

Go from x2, x3, x4 and x5 of your basic sum assured to enhance your protection until a certain age.

Wide and Longer Choice of Multipliers

Multipliers, or Additional Covers, offers higher coverage before a certain age. Most insurers will stop at age 70, but the insurer actually has an option for you to choose to the age of 65, 70 and75. It is considered very decent considering the basic sum assured will be multiplied until a very old age, maximum of 75 years old.

Very Flexible

Wide range of premium term from a one-time Single Premium term to 10, 15, 20 or 25 years and a new premium term of up to age 65.

Cash Value

Yield and interest bonuses are being accumulated with comprehensive coverage and protection.

Income Payout Option

During retirement age, choose to receive regular monthly payout income stream up to 99 years old anytime after turning 65 years old. Cash value bonus continues to grow

Guaranteed Extra Protection (GEP)

At Key Life Events, have the option to increase your protection coverage without the need of medical underwriting nor providing any proof of insurability.

Key Life Events:

  • Change of marital status
  • Becomes a parent – newborn or legal adoption
  • Graduates from Tertiary Education
  • Purchases a property

Lost of Job Waiver

In the event of retrenchment or unemployed and remains involuntarily unemployed for a continuous 3 months, enjoy interest waiver for premiums that are put on hold for up to 12 months.

This feature can be activated to let you focus on looking for a new job.

Special Benefit Protection

This provides an additional amount of 20% of the main sum assured that pays out in the event of any of the 24 medical conditions such as diabetic complications or autism. This will not reduce the main death and terminal illness sum assured.

 List of Advance Stage Critical Illness

1 Major Cancers 2 Heart Attack of Specified Severity
3 Stroke 4 Coronary Artery By-pass Surgery
5 Kidney Failure 6 Aplastic Anaemia
7 End Stage Lung Disease 8 End Stage Liver Failure
9 Coma 10 Deafness (Loss of Hearing)
11 Heart Valve Surgery 12 Loss of Speech
13 Major Burns 14 Major Organ / Bone Marrow Transplantation
15 Multiple Sclerosis 16 Muscular Dystrophy
17 Parkinson’s Disease 18 Surgery to Aorta
19 Alzheimer’s Disease / Severe Dementia 20 Fulminant Hepatitis
21 Motor Neurone Disease 22 Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
23 HIV Due to Blood Transfusion and Occupationally Acquired HIV 24 Benign Brain Tumour
25 Viral Encephalitis 26 Bacterial Meningitis
27 Blindness (Loss of Sight) 28 Major Head Trauma
29 Paralysis (Loss of Use of Limbs) 30 Progressive Scleroderma
31 Apallic Syndrome 32 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with Lupus Nephritis
33 Other Serious Coronary Artery Disease 34 Poliomyelitis
35 Loss of Independent Existence 36 Terminal Illness

Additional Supplementary Benefits (Riders) to Enhance Your Coverage

Covers for Life

  • Total and Permanent Disability Advance Cover IV
  • Critical Illness Advance Cover V
  • Early Critical Illness Advance Cover V

Premium Waiver Riders (coverage during premium term)

  • Critical Illness Premium Waiver II
  • Payer Critical Illness Premium Waiver II (for 3rd party)
  • Payer Premium Waiver Benefit (for 3rd party)

How The Singlife with Aviva MyWholeLifePlan IV Works

Singlife Whole Life
source: Singlife with Aviva

The New Early Critical Illness Advance Cover

Following the change of Critical Illness (CI) definitions in August 2020, Singlife with Aviva introduced the new Early Critical Illness Advance Cover rider that not only follows the updated framework, it also includes new features and additional coverages. Here are the list of benefits:


Condition for Benefit Payout Payout Amount
Critical Illness Benefit Upon diagnosis of any one of the covered 131 conditions across various stages of critical illnesses

(a)   Base Sum Assured;

(b)   Additional Sum assured (if the critical illness is diagnosed within the Additional Cover period); and

(c)    Potential bonuses



Benign and Borderline Malignant Tumour Benefit

(a)  Upon a complete surgical excision of a Benign Tumour (suspected malignancy) requiring surgical excision from any of the 22 specified organs covered;


(b)  Upon diagnosis of a Borderline Malignant Tumour

Additional 20% of the Base Sum Assured,
up to S$25,000 per life

Intensive Care Benefit

Upon Intensive Care Unit (ICU) stay of 4 days or more (due to an illness or accident) in one hospital admission Additional 20% of the Base Sum Assured, up to S$25,000 per life
Special Benefit Upon diagnosis of any of the covered 27 conditions

Additional 20% of the Base Sum Assured, up to S$25,000 per life per condition

Source: Singlife with Aviva

Benign and Borderline Malignant Tumour Benefit – 22 specified organs covered for Benign Tumour (suspected malignancy) requiring surgical excision

Specified Organs

1. Heart 12. Pituitary gland
2. Liver 13. Small intestine
3. Lung 14. Testis
4. Pancreas 15. Breast
5. Pericardium 16. Ovary
6. Ureter 17. Penis
7. Adrenal Gland 18. Uterus (cover endometrial polyps only)
8. Bone 19. Nasopharynx
9. Conjunctiva 20. Oesophagus
10. Kidney 21. Oral Cavity
11. Nerve in cranium or spine 22. Gallbladder

Source: Singlife with Aviva

Conditions covered under the Special Benefit

Coverage up to 85 ANB

Coverage up to 18 ANB

1. Diabetic Complications 17. Severe Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (Stills Disease)
2. Angioplasty & Other Invasive Treatment For Coronary Artery 18. Severe Haemophilia
3. Osteoporosis with Fractures 19. Rheumatic Fever with Valvular Impairment
4. Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis 20. Osteogenesis Imperfecta
5. Mastectomy 21. Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
6. Chronic Adrenal Insufficiency (Addison’s Disease) 22. Kawasaki Disease
7. Chronic Relapsing Pancreatitis 23. Glomerulonephritis with Nephrotic Syndrome
8. Hysterectomy due to Cancer 24. Type I Juvenile Spinal Amyotrophy
9. Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever 25. Autism of Specified Severity
10. Wilson’s Disease 26. Generalised Tetanus
11. Severe Crohn’s Disease 27. Rabies
12. Severe Ulcerative Colitis
13. Pheochromocytoma
14. Age-related Macular Degeneration with Visual Impairment
15. Severe Presbycusis (Age-related Hearing Loss)
16. Urinary Incontinence requiring Surgical Repair

Source: Singlife with Aviva

What We Like About the Plan

  • Wide range of premium term – From 10, 15, 20 and 25 years and until age 65.
  • Receive Monthly income anytime after 65 years old. This could reduce sum assured.
  • Flexible multiplier term with option to choose till age 65/70/75
  • Wide range of Multipliers from x2, x3, x4 and x5
  • While most insurers have Total Permanent Disability (TPD) coverage until age 70 or 75 (some at an even shorter 65 years old!), Aviva’s TPD protection is for life.
  • Intensive Care Benefit  pays out additional 20% of sum assured, up to $25, 000 if admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for more than 4 days
  • Benign & Borderline Malignant Tumour Benefit pays out additional 20% of sum assured, up to $25, 000 in the event of a surgical excision of benign tumour from the 22 specified organs

What We Don’t Like About the Plan

  • No option for x1 multiplier. Some people may prefer to have more cash value upon retirement and would not like any multipliers.
  • No Premium Waiver for Early CI

Singlife Whole Life Is Suitable If You Are Looking For:

  • High amount of death, Terminal Illness and Total Permanent Disability Protection Sum assured at a competitive premium.
  • The choice of having flexible riders to further enhance your coverage, making it really comprehensive.
  • High early to intermediate to advance stage of Critical Illness with competitive premiums
  • Higher Early Critical Illness, Critical Illness and Total Permanent Disability coverage in an Insurance Policy.
  • Cash value that accumulates throughout the plan.
  • Steady stream of monthly income during retirement age.
  • A limited premium paying term and get coverage of death, TPD as well as early stage CI for life.

Singlife Whole Life May Not be Suitable If You Want:

  • A wealth growth instrument for retirement and savings purposes.
  • Frequent withdrawals and access of cash from the insurance coverage plan.
  • Short breakeven years and have high cash value early into the plan.

Singlife Whole Life Review Conclusion

When considering for whole life insurance plans, it is always a good idea to compare them in the market to find one that best suits your needs, if you’re unsure whether the plans are right for you, feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Our team of professional Financial Advisors can provide you with clear, jargon-free advice and help you understand the features and benefits of our retirement plans. There’s no obligation to sign up, so you can make an informed decision about your retirement without any pressure.

Contact us today to learn more about our retirement solutions and how they can help you achieve your life protection goals!

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