Flat owners with HDB loans commencing on or after 1 September 1994 must buy and renew the HDB fire insurance for your homes, for as long as you have an outstanding HDB loan.
The HDB Fire Insurance Scheme was introduced to help relieve flat owners of the financial burden of repair work in the unfortunate event of a fire.
The HDB fire insurance covers the cost of reinstating damaged internal structures, fixtures, as well as areas built and provided by HDB. It does not include home contents such as furniture, renovations and personal belongings.
The current appointed insurer for the HDB Fire Insurance Scheme is FWD Singapore Pte Ltd and the insurance is valid for a 5-year period; renewal is done once every 5 years.
From 16 August 2019 to 15 August 2024, the 5-year premiums (including 7% GST) are as follows:
Flat buyers or existing owners with expiring HDB fire insurance can purchase or renew your policy at FWD's website. Renewal can also be done at any AXS kiosks. Alternatively, you can visit FWD's office at 6 Temasek Boulevard, #18-01 Suntec Tower Four, Singapore 038986 (Temporarily closed until further notice), or mail a cheque made payable to 'FWD Singapore Pte Ltd' at this address, along with this completed form.
For enquiries, you can call FWD Singapore Pte Ltd at 6820-8888 (Mondays to Fridays, 9:00am-10:00pm & Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm, excluding public holidays), email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website.
If you wish to go further to extend protection over your home contents that are not covered under the HDB fire insurance, you can buy a separate insurance policy from an insurer of your choice. A list of general insurers can be found on the website of the General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA).
If you wish to transfer the flat ownership without monetary consideration, or pursuant to Court Order, start by finding out the eligibility criteria and types of transfers you can perform.