Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme

VHIS Flexi Plan – vCare Supreme

Offering hospitalisation and surgical cover plus a range of medical services, and the advantage of tax savings¹.

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Your family deserves supreme care

At FWD, we know that physical and financial health are the key ingredients of a worry-free life. But we also understand that unexpected healthcare spending can be a challenge. So we designed vCare Supreme Medical Plan (“vCare Supreme”), a Government- certified VHIS plan, offering the Insured Person reimbursement on hospitalisation and surgery care plus a range of medical services, such as end-to-end cancer treatment services from the CANcierge team⁹˒¹⁰, second medical opinion service⁹˒¹⁰ provided by some of the highest-ranked US medical institutions.

vCare Supreme Medical Plan is a Flexi Plan certified by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government under the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (“VHIS”) and is underwritten by FWD Life Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited (incorporated in Bermuda with limited liability).

(VHIS Plan Certification Number: F00032-01-000-03).

VHIS provider registration number is 00036

Registration effective on 28 February 2019

Supreme protection

Without any Lifetime Benefit Limit, vCare Supreme reimburses a wide range of hospitalisation and surgery expenses up to an Annual Benefit Limit of HKD520,000 per Policy Year.

Broadening the safety net

To further protect you against the financial consequences of protracted treatments, a supplementary major medical benefit³ is built in to cover 85% of the Eligible Expenses in excess of the designated benefit items and limits (including per surgery limit, per day limit, maximum number of days per Policy Year and per Policy Year benefit limit), up to HKD100,000 per Disability² per Policy Year. And we understand that Medical Services such as Prescribed Non-Surgical Cancer Treatments⁴ and kidney dialysis⁵ may cost more and last longer than is provided for by vCare Supreme. That’s why vCare Supreme also offers additional benefit for these two kinds of treatments, up to a maximum of HKD50,000 per Policy Year.

Tax savings¹

vCare Supreme meets the Government’s regulatory standards to protect your benefits. If you’re a Hong Kong taxpayer, you can claim tax deductions of up to HKD8,000¹ (per Insured Person) for the premium(s) you pay for both your own cover and/or any specified relatives per assessment year.

Covers unknown pre-existing conditions

Even if an illness, Disease or Congenital Condition⁶ is an unknown Pre-existing Condition, it will still be covered in case it was unknown at the time of application according to the reimbursement schedule below.

1st Policy Year2nd Policy Year3rd Policy Year4th Policy Year and thereafter
No coverage25%50%100%

Benefit on Emergency treatments

We’ll reimburse the costs incurred as a result of any accident up to HKD520,000 per Policy Year. This includes up to HKD5,000 per Policy Year for Emergency outpatient accidental treatment and up to HKD20,000 per Policy Year for Emergency outpatient dental treatment⁷.

Cash benefits for Day Case Procedure and top-up subsidy⁸

vCare Supreme goes the extra mile by reimbursing you HKD500 for any Day Case Procedure (in addition to the surgeon’s, anesthetist's fees and operating theatre charges that have been reimbursed to you). If you've already been reimbursed from another insurance company, we’ll also pay an extra HKD500 per day for any Hospital Confinement (up to 60 days per Policy Year).

Rewards for staying healthy

If no claim is made for vCare Supreme for 2 or more consecutive Policy Years immediately prior to Renewal¹², you will be entitled to a no claims premium discount of up to 15% on your next Renewal¹² premium.

What’s more, if you are also a Policy Holder of your loved ones’ policies, and you and your loved ones haven’t made any claim for 2 or more consecutive Policy Years prior to Renewal¹², vCare Supreme will offer an extra no claims premium discount of up to 10% on Renewal¹² premiums. The more the Insured Persons you have who stay healthy, the greater the discount you can enjoy.

Please refer to the no claims premium discount tables for details.

Guaranteed Renewable¹² up to Age 100 (attained age) of the Insured Person

vCare Supreme is guaranteed Renewable¹² until the Insured Person reaches Age 100 (attained age).

Professional health assistance services⁹˒¹⁰ (Add-on feature)

You have access to our professional health assistance services ⁹˒¹⁰ including CANcierge, second medical opinion services and international SOS 24-hour worldwide assistance services.

Protection for newborns⁹˒¹¹ (Add-on feature)

After your Policy has been in force for 2 consecutive Policy Years, a coverage of a designated medical plan will be granted to your newborn baby / babies⁹˒¹¹ for one year without additional charge.

This benefit can be exercised unlimited times, but only once for each newborn.

vCare Supreme Medical Plan is underwritten by FWD Life Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited (incorporated in Bermuda with limited liability) ("FWD Life/ FWD/We"). This eCommerce Platform is operated by FWD Financial Limited ("FWD Financial"). FWD Financial is an appointed and licensed insurance agency of FWD Life.

General Information

Plan type
Standalone Plan
Issue age
Age 0 (from 15 days) – 80 (attained age)
Premium structure
  • Based on Insured Person’s attained age at issue and gender
  • Renewable¹² premiums are non-guaranteed and will be determined annually according to the Insured Person’s attained age at the time of Renewable¹²
Premium payment term
To Age 100 (attained age)
Premium payment mode
Monthly
Currency
HKD
Area of cover
Worldwide¹⁶
Ward class
No restrictions
Benefit items
Benefit limit
I. Basic benefits
(a) Room and board

HKD850 per day

Maximum 180 days per Policy Year

(b) Miscellaneous charges
HKD14,500 per Policy Year
(c) Attending doctor’s visit fee

HKD850 per day

Maximum 180 days per Policy Year

(d) Specialist’s fee⁵
HKD6,000 per Policy Year
(e) Intensive care

HKD4,500 per day Maximum 25 days per Policy Year

(f) Surgeon’s fee

Per surgery, subject to surgical category for the surgery/procedure in the Schedule of Surgical Procedures:

  • Complex HKD70,000
  • Major HKD30,000
  • Intermediate HKD15,000
  • Minor HKD6,500
(g) Anaesthetist’s fee
35% of Surgeon’s fee payable¹⁷
(h) Operating theatre charges
35% of Surgeon’s fee payable¹⁷
(i) Prescribed Diagnostic Imaging Tests⁵˒²⁰

HKD20,000 per Policy Year

  • Coinsurance is not applicable to Prescribed Diagnostic Imaging Test performed during Confinement
  • Prescribed Diagnostic Imaging Test performed in a setting for providing Medical Services to a Day Patient is subject to 30% Coinsurance
(j) Prescribed Non-surgical Cancer Treatments⁴
HKD120,000 per Policy Year
(k) Pre- and post-Confinement/ Day Case Procedure outpatient care⁵

HKD580 per visit, up to HKD6,000 per Policy Year

  • 1 prior outpatient visit or Emergency consultation per Confinement/ Day Case Procedure
  • 6 follow-up outpatient visits per Confinement/Day Case Procedure (within 90 days after discharge from Hospital or completion of Day Case Procedure)

The maximum benefit amount per Policy Year and 6 follow-up outpatient visits per Confinement/Day Case Procedure shall be shared with benefit item (G) of II. Enhanced benefits

(l) Psychiatric treatments¹⁸
HKD30,000 per Policy Year
II. Enhanced benefits
(A) Emergency outpatient accidental treatment
HKD5,000 per Policy Year
(B) Kidney dialysis⁵
HKD200,000 per Policy Year
(C) Rehabilitation treatment⁵
HKD10,000 per Policy Year
(D) Hospice care
HKD10,000 per Policy Year
(E) Post-Confinement home nursing⁵

HKD800 per day

Maximum 30 days per Policy Year

(F) Companion bed

HKD500 per day

Maximum 30 days per Policy Year

(G) Post-Confinement/Day Case Procedure Chinese medicine treatment

HKD580 per visit, up to HKD6,000 per Policy Year

  • 6 follow-up outpatient visits per Confinement/Day Case Procedure (within 90 days after discharge from Hospital or completion of Day Case Procedure)

The maximum benefit amount per Policy Year and 6 follow-up outpatient visits per Confinement/Day Case Procedure shall be shared with benefit item (k) of I. Basic benefits

(H) Additional benefit for Prescribed Non-surgical Cancer Treatments⁴ and kidney dialysis⁵˒¹⁹

Eligible Expenses in excess of the amounts payable under benefit items (j) of I. Basic benefits and (B) of II. Enhanced benefits

Maximum benefit limit per Policy Year

  • HKD50,000 per Policy Year
(I) Supplementary major medical benefit³

Entitled ward class: Standard Ward Room

Eligible Expenses in excess of any of the respective benefit limit (including excess over per surgery limit, per day limit, maximum number of days per Policy Year limit or per Policy Year benefit limit) under benefit items (a) to (h) and (j) of I. Basic benefits and (B), (E) and (H) of II. Enhanced benefits

Maximum benefit limit per Disability² per Policy YearHKD100,000 per Disability² per Policy Year
Coinsurance15%
Other limits
Annual Benefit Limit for benefit items (a) – (l) of I. Basic benefits and (A) – (G) of II. Enhanced benefits
HKD520,000 per Policy Year
Lifetime Benefit Limit for benefit items (a) – (l) of I. Basic benefits and (A) – (I) of II. Enhanced benefits
Nil
III. Other benefits
1. Death benefit
HKD15,000
2. Accidental death benefit
HKD15,000
3. Emergency outpatient dental treatment⁷
HKD20,000 per Policy Year
4. Cash benefit for Day Case Procedure
HKD500 per procedure
5. Cash benefit for top-up subsidy⁸

HKD500 per procedure

Maximum 60 days per Policy Year

IV. Premium Discount
No claims premium discount

Individual:

If you do not make any claims in 2 or more consecutive Policy Years immediately before Renewal¹², you will be eligible for the no claims premium discount. Please refer to the following table for discount on the Renewal¹² premium.

No claims period immediately prior to the Policy’s Renewal¹²No claims premium discount (Discount rate on Renewal¹² premium)
2 consecutive Policy Years10%
3 consecutive Policy Years10%
4 consecutive Policy Years10%
5 or more consecutive Policy Years15%

Extra (for all eligible policies you hold as Policy Holder for your family):

If no claim has been paid or payable for at least 2 consecutive Policy Years under your and your family members’ policies immediately before Renewal¹², all eligible policies will be entitled to

  • an additional 2.5% discount for 2 to 3 in-force eligible policies;
  • an additional 5% discount for 4 in-force eligible policies; or
  • an additional 10% discount for 5 or above in-force eligible policies on the Renewal¹² premium.
V. Add-On Features (not part of the Certified Plan)
Special benefit for infant⁹˒¹¹

While this Policy is in force, if the Insured Person or the Insured Person’s spouse gives birth to a child after the Policy has been in force for 2 or more consecutive Policy Years from the Policy Effective Date, the newborn baby can enjoy a designated medical plan’s coverage for 1 year without additional charges and providing proof of insurability.

Each child is eligible for this benefit once only but there is no restriction on the number of newborns who can enjoy the benefit.

CANcierge⁹˒¹⁰
Applicable
Second Medical Opinion Service⁹˒¹⁰
Applicable
  1. If you are a Hong Kong taxpayer, you may be eligible for tax deduction of up to HKD8,000 per Insured Person per year of assessment for premium you paid for yourself and your speci-fied relatives. Tax deduction is subject to the latest rules and regulation of Inland Revenue Department of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Please refer to the website of the Inland Revenue Department (“IRD”) of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (www.ird.gov.hk/eng/) and VHIS (www.vhis.gov.hk/en/) or contact the IRD directly for any tax related enquiries. FWD and the intermediaries do not provide tax advice. You should always consult with a professional tax advisor if you have any doubts.
  2. (a) The benefit limit shall be counted anew for each Confinement or Day Case Procedure for the same Disability provided that such Confinement or Day Case Procedure does not occur within 90 consecutive days following the Last Date (as defined in the Supplement - Enhanced benefits under the Policy provisions) of the previous Confinement or Day Case Procedure concerning the same Disability. (b) The benefit limit shall not be counted afresh if the Insured Person is Confined or receives any Day Case Procedures involving more than 1 Disability. For details, please refer to Section (I) of Part 1 of the Supplement - Enhanced benefi¬ts under the Policy provisions.
  3. For details, please refer to Section (I) of Part 1 of the Supplement - Enhanced benefits under the Policy provisions.
  4. Treatments covered here only include radiotherapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy and hormonal therapy.
  5. FWD shall have the right to ask for proof of recommendation e.g. written referral or testifying statement on the claim form by the attending doctor or Registered Medical Practitioner.
  6. Congenital Condition is only covered for condition which has manifested or been diagnosed after the Age of 8 (attained age) of the Insured Person.
  7. This benefit is payable for the Reasonable and Customary charges of Emergency Treatment of the Insured Person’s sound natural teeth solely as a direct result of an Injury, if such treatment is provided within 2 weeks of the Accident causing such Injury by a registered dentist in a legally registered dental clinic. FWD shall not pay any benefits for any restorative or remedial work (for the purpose other than Emergency Treatment), prostheses, the use of any precious metals or any kind of orthodontics, or other dental surgery performed in a legally registered dental clinic unless the dental surgery is medically necessary. For the purpose of this benefit, medically necessary shall mean the medical service, procedure or supply which are necessary and is (a) consistent with the diagnosis and customary dental treatment; (b) recommended by a Registered Medical Practitioner, Surgeon or registered dentist for such emergency dental treatment and must be widely accepted professionally in Hong Kong or the relevant jurisdictions outside Hong Kong where the medical service is provided to the Insured Person, as effective, appropriate and essential based upon recognised standards of the health care specialty involved; and (c) not furnished primarily for the personal comfort or convenience of the Insured Person or any medical service provider. Experimental, screening and preventive services or supplies shall not be considered as medically necessary for the purpose of this benefit.
  8. For the Insured Person covered by any other hospital reimbursement plans offered by a licensed insurance company other than the individual medical policies provided by FWD, regardless of whether it is an individual or group policy, if the Eligible Expenses incurred for any Confinement of the Insured Person are payable under this Policy after any reimbursement has been paid by such other licensed insurance companies, this benefit shall be payable for each day of Confined period in Hospital, subject to the limits as specified in the Benefit Schedule.
  9. This benefit/service is optional and does not form part of the Terms and Benefits of the VHIS Certified Plan – vCare Supreme Medical Plan (Certi¬fication Number: F00032-01-000-03). You have the right to opt-out this benefit/service. Please inform FWD in writing if you do not want to receive this free additional benefit/service.
  10. CANcierge, Second Medical Opinion Services & International SOS 24-hour Worldwide Assistance Services are provided by third party service provider(s) which are not guaranteed renewable. FWD shall not be responsible for any act, negligence or omission of medical advice, opinion, service or treatment on the part of them. FWD reserves the right to amend, suspend and/or terminate the service without further notice. For details of the services, please refer to the leaflet of FWD Professional Health Assistance Services.
  11. This additional bene¬fit is available if the Insured Person or Insured Person’s spouse gives birth to a child after the Policy has been in force for 2 consecutive Policy Years from the Policy Effective Date (“Covered Child”). A one-year coverage by a designated medical insurance plan for the Covered Child shall be offered without further evidence of insurability and at no additional charge. Once the coverage for the Covered Child is in effect and if the Covered Child suffers from disability during the coverage period, FWD shall pay the benefits based on the terms and benefi¬ts of the designated medical insurance plan. The bene¬fit amount shall not be deducted from this Policy and shall not affect the coverage available to the Insured Person under this Policy. This benefi¬t is subject to the terms and benefi¬ts of the designated medical insurance plan and FWD’s prevailing rules and regulations which are determined by FWD from time to time at its sole discretion. For more details, please refer to the Endorsement - Special benefit for infant under the Policy provisions.
  12. FWD shall guarantee the Renewal at each policy anniversary up to the Age of 100 (attained age) of the Insured Person. As long as FWD maintains the registration as a VHIS provider, FWD guarantees that the Terms and Benefits will not be less favourable than the latest version of the Standard Plan Terms and Benefits published by the Government at the time of Renewal. FWD reserves the right to revise the Terms and Benefits, subject to the prior approval and re-certification by the Government, upon Renewal by giving a 30 days advance notice.
  13. Unless otherwise specified, the Eligible Expenses incurred in respect of the same item shall not be recoverable under more than one benefit item in the table above.
  14. The benefi¬t coverage, benefi¬t amount and benefi¬t limits, territorial scope of cover, choice of healthcare services provider, choice of ward class, Deductible (if any), Coinsurance (if any), the waiting period for unknown Pre-existing Conditions and the calculation of no claims premium discounts of this Plan will remain unchanged even if the Policy Year lasts for less than 12 months.
  15. All benefi¬ts described in these Terms and Benefi¬ts are not subject to any restriction in the choice of health care services providers, including but not limited to Registered Medical Practitioner and Hospital.
  16. Except for the psychiatric treatments as stated in bene¬fit item (l) of I. Basic benefi¬ts in the Benefi¬t Schedule, all benefi¬ts described in the bene¬fit items shall be applicable worldwide.
  17. The percentage here applies to the Surgeon’s fee actually payable or the benefi¬t limit for the Surgeon’s fee according to the surgical categorisation, whichever is the lower.
  18. This benefit shall be payable for the Eligible Expenses charged on the psychiatric treatments during Confinement in Hong Kong as recommended by a Specialist. The benefit shall be payable in lieu of other benefit items under (a) to (k) of I. Basic benefits in the Benefit Schedule. Where the Eligible Expenses involve both psychiatric and non-psychiatric treatments and apportionment of the expenses is not available, the expenses in entirety shall be payable under this benefit if the Confinement is initially for the purpose of psychiatric treatments. If the Confinement initially is not for the purpose of psychiatric treatments, the expenses in entirety shall be payable under (a) to (k) of I. Basic benefits in the Benefit Schedule.
  19. For details, please refer to Section (H) of Part 1 of the Supplement - Enhanced benefi¬ts under the Policy provisions.
  20. Tests covered here only include computed tomography (“CT” scan), magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI” scan), positron emission tomography (“PET” scan), PET-CT combined and PET-MRI combined.

Credit Risk

This Plan is an insurance Policy issued by FWD. The Application of this insurance product and all bene¬fits payable under your Policy are subject to the credit risk of FWD. You will bear the default risk in the event that FWD is unable to satisfy its fi¬nancial obligations under this insurance contract.

Exchange Rate and Currency Risk

The Application of this insurance product with the Policy currency denominated in a foreign currency is subject to that foreign currency’s exchange rate and currency risk. The foreign currency may be subject to the relevant regulatory bodies’ control (for example, exchange restrictions). If your home currency is different from the Policy currency, please note that any exchange rate fluctuation between your home currency and the Policy currency of this insurance product will have a direct impact on the amount of premium required and the value of benefit(s) to be received. For instance, if the Policy currency of the insurance product depreciates substantially against your home currency, there is a negative impact on the benefits you receive from this Plan. If the policy currency of the insurance product appreciates substantially against your home currency, your burden of the premium payment is increased.

Inflation Risk

The cost of living in the future may be higher than now due to the effects of inflation. Therefore, the benefits under this Plan may not be sufficient for the increasing protection needs in the future even if FWD fulfills all of its contractual obligations.

Premium Adjustment

The Standard Premium is non-guaranteed and will be determined annually based on the attained age of the Insured Person at the time of Renewal. The Standard Premium may increase significantly due to factors including but not limited to Age, and claims experience and policy persistency in the same Portfolio.

Premium Term and Non-Payment of Premium

The premium payment term of the Plan is up to the Age of 100 years (attained age) of the Insured Person. FWD allows a grace period of 30 days after the premium due date for payment of each premium. This Policy shall continue to be in effect during the grace period but no benefits shall be payable unless the premium is paid. If a premium is still unpaid at the expiration of the grace period, the Policy will be terminated from the date the first unpaid premium was due. Please note that once the Plan is terminated on this basis, you will lose all of your benefits.

Termination Conditions

The Policy shall be automatically terminated on the earliest of the followings: (a) where the Policy is terminated due to non-payment of premiums after the grace period as specified in Section 13 of Part 2 or Section 3 of Part 3 of the Terms and Benefits of the Policy provisions; or (b) the day immediately following the death of the Insured Person; or (c) FWD has ceased to have the requisite authorisation under the Insurance Ordinance to write or continue to write the Policy.

Immediately following the termination of this Policy, insurance coverage under the Policy shall cease to be in force. No premium paid for the current Policy Year and previous Policy Years shall be refunded, unless specified otherwise.

Where the Policy is terminated pursuant to (a), the effective date of termination shall be the date that the unpaid premium is first due.

Where the Policy is terminated pursuant to (b) or (c), FWD shall refund the relevant premium paid for the current Policy Year on a pro rata basis.

Moreover, the Policy shall also be terminated if you decide to cancel the Policy or not to renew the Policy in accordance with Section 3 of Part 2 or Section 1 of Part 4 of the Terms and Benefits of the Policy provisions, as the case may be, by giving the requisite written notice to FWD. If the Policy is terminated for cancellation after cooling-off period, the effective date of termination shall be the date as stated in the cancellation notice given by you. However, such date shall not be within or earlier than the 30-day notice period. If the Policy is not renewed, the effective date of termination shall be the renewal date immediately following the expiry of the Policy Year during which the Policy remains valid.

For more details, please refer to Section 15 of Part 2 of the Terms and Benefits of the Policy provisions.

Under the Terms and Benefits of the Policy provisions, FWD shall not pay any benefits in relation to or arising from the following expenses.

  1. Expenses incurred for treatments, procedures, medications, tests or services which are not Medically Necessary.
  2. Expenses incurred for the whole or part of the Confinement solely for the purpose of diagnostic procedures or allied health services, including but not limited to physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, unless such procedure or service is recommended by a Registered Medical Practitioner for Medically Necessary investigation or treatment of a Disability which cannot be effectively performed in a setting for providing Medical Services to a Day Patient.
  3. Expenses arising from Human Immunodeficiency Virus (“HIV”) and its related Disability, which is contracted or occurs before the Policy Effective Date. Irrespective of whether it is known or unknown to the Policy Holder or the Insured Person at the time of submission of Application, including any updates of and changes to such requisite information (if so requested by FWD under Section 8 of Part 1 of the Terms and Benefits of the Policy provisions) such Disability shall be generally excluded from any coverage of the Terms and Benefits of the Policy provisions if it exists before the Policy Effective Date. If evidence of proof as to the time at which such Disability is first contracted or occurs is not available, manifestation of such Disability within the first 5 years after the Policy Effective Date shall be presumed to be contracted or occur before the Policy Effective Date, while manifestation after such 5 years shall be presumed to be contracted or occur after the Policy Effective Date. However, the exclusion under this Section 3 shall not apply where HIV and its related Disability is caused by sexual assault, medical assistance, organ transplant, blood transfusions or blood donation, or infection at birth, and in such cases the other terms of these Terms and Benefits shall apply.
  4. Expenses incurred for Medical Services as a result of Disability arising from or consequential upon the dependence, overdose or influence of drugs, alcohol, narcotics or similar drugs or agents, self-inflicted injuries or attempted suicide, illegal activity, or venereal and sexually transmitted disease or its sequelae (except for HIV and its related Disability, where this Section 3 applies).
  5. Any charges in respect of services for:

    • (a) beautification or cosmetic purposes, unless necessitated by Injury caused by an Accident and the Insured Person receives the Medical Services within 90 days of the Accident; or
    • (b) correcting visual acuity or refractive errors that can be corrected by fitting of spectacles or contact lens, including but not limited to eye refractive therapy, LASIK and any related tests, procedures and services.

  6. Expenses incurred for prophylactic treatment or preventive care, including but not limited to general check-ups, routine tests, screening procedures for asymptomatic conditions, screening or surveillance procedures based on the health history of the Insured Person and/or his family members, Hair Mineral Analysis (HMA), immunisation or health supplements. For the avoidance of doubt, this Section 6 does not apply to:

    • (a) treatments, monitoring, investigation or procedures with the purpose of avoiding complications arising from any other Medical Services provided;
    • (b) removal of pre-malignant conditions; and
    • (c) treatment for prevention of recurrence or complication of a previous Disability.

  7. Expenses incurred for dental treatment and oral and maxillofacial procedures performed by a dentist except for Emergency Treatment and surgery during Confinement arising from an Accident. Follow-up dental treatment or oral surgery after discharge from Hospital shall not be covered.
  8. Expenses incurred for Medical Services and counselling services relating to maternity conditions and its complications, including but not limited to diagnostic tests for pregnancy or resulting childbirth, abortion or miscarriage; birth control or reversal of birth control; sterilisation or sex reassignment of either sex; infertility including in-vitro fertilisation or any other artificial method of inducing pregnancy; or sexual dysfunction including but not limited to impotence, erectile dysfunction or pre-mature ejaculation, regardless of cause.
  9. Expenses incurred for the purchase of durable medical equipment or appliances including but not limited to wheelchairs, beds and furniture, airway pressure machines and masks, portable oxygen and oxygen therapy devices, dialysis machines, exercise equipment, spectacles, hearing aids, special braces, walking aids, over-the-counter drugs, air purifiers or conditioners and heat appliances for home use. For the avoidance of doubt, this exclusion shall not apply to rental of medical equipment or appliances during Confinement or on the day of the Day Case Procedure.Expenses incurred for traditional Chinese medicine treatment, including but not limited to herbal treatment, bone-setting, acupuncture, acupressure and tui na, and other forms of alternative treatment including but not limited to hypnotism, qigong, massage therapy, aromatherapy, naturopathy, hydropathy, homeotherapy and other similar treatments.Expenses incurred for experimental or unproven medical technology or procedure in accordance with the common standard, or not approved by the recognised authority, in the locality where the treatment, procedure, test or service is received. Expenses incurred for Medical Services provided as a result of Congenital Condition(s) which have manifested or been diagnosed before the Insured Person attained the Age of 8 years (attained age). Eligible Expenses which have been reimbursed under any law, or medical program or insurance Policy provided by any government, company or other third party. Expenses incurred for treatment for Disability arising from war (declared or undeclared), civil war, invasion, acts of foreign enemies, hostilities, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, or military or usurped power.

The above list is not exhaustive and is for reference only. Please refer to the policy provision for the complete exclusions including but not limited to exclusions for emergency outpatient dental treatment and accidental death benefit.

Eligible customers can migrate their existing designated FWD individual indemnity hospital insurance plan to designated FWD certified plans under Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme, with offers upon successful migration. Click here to find out more.

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Tax deduction

Please note that the VHIS status of the Plan does not necessarily mean you are eligible for tax deduction available for VHIS premiums paid. The Plan’s VHIS status is based on the features of the product as well as certification by the Food and Health Bureau and not the facts of your own situation. You must also meet all the eligibility requirements set out under the Inland Revenue Ordinance and any guidance issued by the Inland Revenue Department (“IRD”) of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region before you can claim these tax deductions. Please refer to the website of the IRD (www.ird.gov.hk/eng/) or contact the IRD directly for any tax related enquiries.

Any general tax information provided is for your reference only, and you should not make any tax-related decisions based on such information alone. You should always consult with a professional tax advisor if you have any doubts. Please note that the tax law, regulations or interpretations are subject to change and may affect related tax benefits including the eligibility criteria for tax deduction. FWD does not take any responsibility to inform you about any changes in the laws and regulations or interpretations, and how they may affect you. Further information on tax concessions applicable to VHIS may be found in VHIS’s website at www.vhis.gov.hk/en/.

Please note that these tax deduction benefits may not be applicable to you if you are a retiree who is not subject to salaries tax or tax under personal assessment.


Your Right under Cooling off Period

If you are not fully satisfied with this Policy, you have the right to change your mind. FWD trusts that this Policy will satisfy your needs. However, if you are not completely satisfied then you should (a) return the Policy, and (b) provide us with written notice signed by you, requesting cancellation. The Policy will then be cancelled and the premium paid and levy will be refunded.

Your request to cancel the Policy must be signed by you and received directly by our office at 7/F., FWD Financial Centre, 308 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong within 21 days immediately following the day of Delivery of the Policy or the cooling-off notice to you or your nominated representative (whichever is the earlier). The cooling-off notice is the notice sent to you or your nominated representative (separate from the Policy) notifying you of your right to cancel within the stated 21-day period.

No refund can be made if a benefit payment has been made, is to be made or impending. Should you have any further queries, you may (1) call FWD Service Hotline on 3123 3123; (2) visit FWD Insurance Solutions Centres; or (3) email to cs.hk@fwd.com and FWD will be happy to explain your cancellation rights further.


Cancellation Right

After the cooling-off period, you can request cancellation of these Terms and Benefits by giving 30 days prior written notice to FWD, provided that there has been no benefit payment under these Terms and Benefits during the relevant Policy Year.


Other insurance coverage

If you have taken out other insurance coverage besides the Plan, you shall have the right to claim under any such other insurance coverage or the Plan. However, if you or the Insured Person has already recovered all or part of the expenses from any such other insurance coverage, FWD shall only be liable for such amount of Eligible Expense, if any, which is not compensated by any such other insurance


Notice to Claim


Medical claims

All claims incurred shall be submitted to FWD within 90 days after the date on which the Insured Person is discharged from the Hospital, or the date on which the relevant Medical Service is performed and completed. For this purpose,

  • (a) all original receipts and/or original itemised bills together with the diagnosis, type of treatment, procedure, test or service provided shall have been submitted to FWD; and
  • (b) all relevant information, certificates, reports, evidence, referral letter and other data or materials as reasonably required by FWD shall have been furnished to FWD for processing of such claim.

You shall notify FWD if claims cannot be submitted within the above timeframe, otherwise FWD shall have the right to reject claims submitted after the above timeframe. All certificates, information and evidence that are reasonably required by FWD and which can be reasonably provided by you shall be furnished at the expenses of you.


Death / accidental death claims

Death / accidental death benefit is payable to beneficiary upon Insured Person’s death if the claimant submits the completed Death Claim Form, the Death Claim - Attending Physician’s Report completed by the last attending doctor (only applicable for death occurred within the first 3 Policy Years), due proof of the death and any other documents as reasonably required by FWD (including all relevant certificates, reports, evidence and other data or materials).

All such documents which can be reasonably provided by you shall be furnished at the expenses of you.


Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information

FWD must comply with the following requirements of the Inland Revenue Ordinance to facilitate the Inland Revenue Department automatically exchanging certain financial account information:

  • (i) to identify accounts as non-excluded “financial accounts” (“NEFAs”);
  • (ii) to identify the jurisdiction(s) in which NEFA-holding individuals and NEFA-holding entities reside for tax purposes;
  • (iii) to determine the status of NEFA-holding entities as “passive NFEs” and identify the jurisdiction(s) in which their controlling persons reside for tax purposes;
  • (iv) to collect information on NEFAs (“Required Information”); and
  • (v) to furnish Required Information to the Inland Revenue Department.

You must comply with requests made by FWD to comply with the above listed requirements.

Accident

shall mean a sudden and unforeseen event occurring entirely beyond the control of the Insured Person and caused by violent, external and visible means.


Confinement or Confined

shall mean an admission of the Insured Person to a Hospital that is recommended by a Registered Medical Practitioner for Medical Service and as an Inpatient as a result of a Medically Necessary condition. Confinement shall be evidenced by a daily room charge invoiced by the Hospital and the Insured Person must stay in the Hospital continuously for the entire period of Confinement.


Congenital Condition(s)

shall mean (a) any medical, physical or mental abnormalities existed at the time of or before birth, whether or not being manifested, diagnosed or known at birth; or (b) any neo-natal abnormalities developed within 6 months of birth.


Day Case Procedure

shall mean a Medically Necessary surgical procedure for investigation or treatment to the Insured Person performed in a medical clinic, or day case procedure centre or Hospital with facilities for recovery as a Day Patient. Disability

shall mean a Sickness or Disease or Injury, including any and all complications arising therefrom.


Eligible Expenses

shall mean expenses incurred for Medical Services rendered with respect to a Disability.


Medically Necessary

Medically Necessary shall mean the need to have medical service for the purpose of investigating or treating the relevant Disability in accordance with the generally accepted standards of medical practice and such medical service must –

  • (a) require the expertise of, or be referred by, a Registered Medical Practitioner;
  • (b) be consistent with the diagnosis and necessary for the investigation and treatment of the Disability;
  • (c) be rendered in accordance with standards of good and prudent medical practice, and not be rendered primarily for the convenience or the comfort of the Insured Person, his family, caretaker or the attending Registered Medical Practitioner;
  • (d) be rendered in the setting that is most appropriate in the circumstances and in accordance with the generally accepted standards of medical practice for the medical services; and
  • (e) be furnished at the most appropriate level which, in the prudent professional judgment of the attending Registered Medical Practitioner, can be safely and effectively provided to the Insured Person.

For the purpose of these Terms and Benefits, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, circumstances where a Confinement is considered Medically Necessary include, but not limited to –

  • (i) the Insured Person is having an Emergency that requires urgent treatment in Hospital;
  • (ii) surgical procedures are performed under general anaesthesia;
  • (iii) equipment for surgical procedure is available in Hospital and procedure cannot be done on a Day Patient basis;
  • (iv) there is significantly severe co-morbidity of the Insured Person;
  • (v) taking into account the individual circumstances of the Insured Person, the attending Registered Medical Practitioner has exercised his prudent professional judgment and is of the view that for the safety of the Insured Person, the medical service should be conducted in Hospital;
  • (vi) in the prudent professional judgment of the attending Registered Medical Practitioner, the length of Confinement of the Insured Person is appropriate for the medical service concerned; and/or
  • (vii) in the case of diagnostic procedures or allied health services prescribed by a Registered Medical Practitioner, such Registered Medical Practitioner has exercised his prudent professional judgment and is of the view that for the safety of the Insured Person, such procedures or services should be conducted in Hospital.

For the purpose of exercising his prudent professional judgment in (v) to (vii) above, the attending Registered Medical Practitioner shall have regard to whether the Confinement – - (aa) is in accordance with standards of good and prudent medical practice in the locality for the medical service rendered, and, in the prudent professional judgment of the attending Registered Medical Practitioner, not rendered primarily for the convenience or the comfort of the Insured Person, his family, caretaker or the attending Registered Medical Practitioner; and - (bb) is in the setting that is most appropriate in the circumstances and in accordance with the generally accepted standards of medical practice in the locality for the medical service rendered.


Pre-existing Condition(s)

shall mean, in respect of the Insured Person, any Sickness, Disease, Injury, physical, mental or medical condition or physiological degradation, including Congenital Condition, that has existed prior to the Policy Issuance Date or the Policy Effective Date, whichever is the earlier. An ordinary prudent person shall be reasonably aware of a Pre-existing Condition, where –

  • (a) it has been diagnosed;
  • (b) it has manifested clear and distinct signs or symptoms; or
  • (c) medical advice or treatment has been sought, recommended or received.

Reasonable and Customary

FWD shall only cover charges or expenses which FWD believes are Reasonable and Customary. Reasonable and Customary shall mean, in relation to a charge for Medical Service, such level which does not exceed the general range of charges being charged by the relevant service providers in the locality where the charge is incurred for similar treatment, services or supplies for people with similar conditions, e.g. of the same sex and similar Age, for a similar Disability, as FWD reasonably determine in utmost good faith.

The Reasonable and Customary charges will never in any circumstance exceed the actual charges incurred. FWD may exercise the right to determine whether the charges for treatment, medical services and supplies are regarded as Reasonable and Customary with reference to treatment or service fee statistics and surveys in the insurance or medical industry; internal or industry claim statistics; gazette published by the Government; and/or other pertinent source of reference in the locality where the treatments, services or supplies are provided.

FWD may exercise the right to adjust any benefit payable in relation to any charges which are not Reasonable and Customary.


Standard Ward Room shall mean a room type in a Hospital that is below a Standard Semi-private Room.


Standard Semi-private Room shall mean a single or double occupancy room in a Hospital, with a shared bath or shower room.


Standard Private Room shall mean a standard single occupancy room with an adjoining bathroom for the Insured Person’s use during his or her Confinement, but does not include any Hospital room that has its own kitchen, dining or sitting room.

  • (a) VHIS Office of the Food and Health Bureau – for issues specific to the VHIS including product availability, features of Certified Plans and compliance with Code of Practice for Insurance Companies under the Ambit of the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme;
  • (b) Insurance Authority – for issues concerning the general conduct of insurance companies and intermediaries; and
  • (c) Inland Revenue Department – for issues concerning claims for tax deduction.
  • (d) FWD – Customers can make enquiries and lodge complaints with us in writing or via FWD Service Hotlines 3123 3123.
  • (e) FWD Financial – Customers can make enquiries and lodge complaints with us via email at cs.ifwd.hk@fwd.com or Service Hotline 3123 3338. FWD Financial is an appointed insurance agency of FWD.

The Company shall not reject any application by the Policy Holder for the transfer of ownership to –

  • (a) the Insured Person if he has reached the Age of eighteen (18) years (attained age);
  • (b) the parent or the Guardian of the Insured Person if he is a Minor; or
  • (c) any person whose familial relationship with the Insured Person is accepted by the Company according to its prevailing underwriting practices which are readily accessible by the Policy Holder.
The product information in this website is for reference only and does not contain the full terms and conditions, key product risks and full list of exclusions of the policy. For the details of benefits and key product risks, please refer to the product brochure; and for exact terms and conditions and the full list of exclusions, please refer to the policy provisions of the plan.

Please make sure you are eligible for this product before applying:

  • I (and the Insured person if applicable) am a permanent HKID card holder with a Hong Kong residential address.
  • Currently in Hong Kong at the time of making this application.
  • I will not or have no intention to live or work outside Hong Kong or home country over 183 days in the coming 12 months.
  • I am not a holder of the People’s Republic of China Resident Identity Card.

Note: Online applicants will be requested to visit FWD Insurance Solutions Centres under the following circumstances: 1) Collection of policy documents upon issuance of policy; 2) Cancellation of policy during the cooling-off period; 3) Change of beneficiary; or 4) Full surrender. Under specific circumstances, we may request online applicants to visit FWD Insurance Solutions Centres for identity verification.

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Frequently Asked Insurance Questions

The Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) is a policy initiative introduced by the Food and Health Bureau (‘FHB’). VHIS products are individual indemnity hospital insurance products complied with the minimum requirements set out by FHB. It aims to enhance the protection level of individual indemnity hospital insurance products, provide the public with an additional choice of using private healthcare services through individual indemnity hospital insurance, and relieve the pressure on the public healthcare system in the long run.
Purchasing medical insurance early can give you the support of hospitalization and surgical medical expenses. One of the benefits of choosing VHIS Plan is that the plan can cover unknown pre-existing conditions (subject to the waiting period under the policy terms and conditions of the plan) with guaranteed renewal up to the age of 100 (attained age), and enjoy greater protection and transparency with standardised policy terms and conditions with minimum benefit coverage and benefit amounts under FHB regulation.

Both vCare medical plan and vCare Supreme medical plan are Flexi Plans certified by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government under VHIS. vCare Supreme medical plan offers additional benefit for prescribed non-surgical cancer treatment and kidney dialysis.

To further protect you against the financial consequences of protracted treatments, a supplementary major medical is built in to cover 85% of the Eligible Expenses in excess of the designated bene¬fit items and limits (including per surgery limit, per day limit, maximum number of days per Policy Year and per Policy Year benefit limit), up to HKD100,000 per Disability per Policy Year.

The terms and conditions of general medical insurance plans vary according to insurers. While VHIS plans are certified by FHB and must meet the standard product features to enhance consumer protection and provide chance for applying tax deductions.
In general, the group medical insurance only provides outpatient and hospitalization coverage. VHIS is an individual medical insurance, which can provide coverage that are not covered in group medical insurance, and the premiums of VHIS are possible to be tax-deductible.  In addition, VHIS can protect you from losing medical protection due to resignation, change jobs, or enter the retirement stage.
vCare Supreme medical plan offers the Insured Person reimbursement on hospitalisation and surgery care plus a range of medical services, such as post-confinement home nursing, rehabilitation treatment, companion bed, emergency outpatient accidental treatment, additional benefi¬t for prescribed non-surgical cancer treatment and kidney dialysis, post-confinement/day case procedure Chinese medicine treatment, etc., to reimburse the medical costs from pre-Confinement till rehabilitation.
Yes. vCare Supreme medical plan is a VHIS plan certified by FHB. Taxpayers, as the policy holders, will be eligible for tax deduction under the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap.112). If you are a Hong Kong taxpayer, you may be eligible for tax deduction of up to HKD8,000 per Insured Person per year of assessment for premium you paid for yourself and your specified relatives. Tax deduction is subject to the latest rules and regulation of Inland Revenue Department of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Please refer to the website of the Inland Revenue Department (“IRD”) of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (www.ird.gov.hk/eng/) and VHIS (www.vhis.gov.hk/en/) or contact the IRD directly for any tax related enquiries. FWD and the intermediaries do not provide tax advice. You should always consult with a professional tax advisor if you have any doubts.
Policyholders are required to keep the premium receipts or annual premium statements issued by the VHIS product provider to prove eligibility for tax deduction.
vCare Supreme medical plan covers a wide range of hospitalisation and surgical expenses, and pre- and post- Confinement/Day Case Procedure outpatient care. Once VHIS Policy has been in force, your hospitalisation and surgical expenses are reimbursed up to an annual limit of HKD520,000, which is reset annually (Please refer to T&C for details).
vCare Supreme medical plan does not require the policyholder to undergo a medical check-up or submit a health certificate prior to purchase. You only need to answer few simple health questions to apply it online.

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