So, I did a top up to my CPF Medisave Account.
Wait a minute.
Didn’t AK say his CPF MA already hit the Basic Healthcare Sum which means no top up is allowed?
Yes, I did.
However, NTUC Income does a deduction yearly to pay for my private shield plan.
I try to remember to top up my CPF MA whenever this happens.
Still, I would forget sometimes.
The CPF MA pays 4% p.a.
Risk free and volatility free, it is too good to miss.
Don’t have to do the top up immediately.
Just have to do the top up a few days before the end of the month since CPF only considers the lowest balance in the month when calculating interest to be paid for the month.
Of course, by doing this, it ensures we earn more interest in the CPF MA.
And interest earned in the CPF MA will overflow into the SA in the new year for those who have yet to hit the Full Retirement Sum.
The CPF SA also pays 4% p.a.
This will help grow our CPF savings faster.
Oops. I should have said 4.04% p.a.
I am looking forward to topping up my CPF MA again in the new year if they increase the Basic Healthcare Sum.
This is probably going to be $3,000 or so, if it happens.
Don’t look down on 4% or 4.04% p.a.
Even if we have yet to hit the Basic Healthcare Sum, with $50,000 in the CPF MA, we are still getting $2,000 in interest income per year, for example.
That would be enough to pay for most people’s yearly medical insurance policies.
Of course, I first blogged about this in 2013, and I have talked to myself about this from time to time since then.
If AK can do it, so can you!