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What share of the Home Protection Scheme cover should I apply for?

Your share of Home Protection Scheme (HPS) cover depends on your share of responsibility to service the monthly housing instalments.

You should be insured under HPS for 100% of the housing loan.

Your share of HPS cover should at least match the proportion of the monthly housing instalment which is payable with your CPF savings and/or cash. The total share of cover per household must add up to at least 100%. However, you and your co-owner(s) can also individually choose to insure a higher share of cover, up to 100%. HPS pays benefits based on the share of the cover of the insured in the event of a claim.

 

A higher share of cover will result in a higher annual premium which is deducted from your CPF Ordinary Account. As such, please take into account your need for financial protection and long term retirement needs when deciding your share of cover.

Monthly housing instalment = $ 1,500
You are using $1,000 from your CPF and $200 cash.
Your co-owner is paying $300 from his CPF to service the loan.

 

Your share of the cover should be at least:
$1,200 / $1,500 x 100% = 80%

 

You can however, opt for up to 100% share of cover. 

 

Your co-owner's share of the cover should be at least:
$300 / $1,500 x 100% = 20%

 

Your co-owner can also opt for up to 100% share of cover.