Do foreigners working in Vietnam have to participate in health insurance?

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Do foreigners working in Vietnam have to participate in health insurance? The level of payment and responsibility for insurance payment, insurance premium salary of foreigners working in Vietnam. Salaries, wages, and allowances as the basis for paying health insurance premiums of foreigners in Vietnam. Let us learn about this topic with LSX Law firm below:

Law on Health Insurance 2008 amended and supplemented 2014

Do foreigners working in Vietnam have to participate in health insurance?

According to Articles 1 and 12 of the 2008 Health Insurance Law, amended and supplemented in 2014 as follows:

Accordingly, Article 1 provides for the scope of regulation and subjects of application:

Firstly, this Law prescribes the health insurance regimes and policies, including subjects, payment rates, responsibilities and methods of health insurance payment; health insurance card; health insurance coverage; organize medical examination and treatment for health insurance participants; payment of medical examination and treatment expenses covered by health insurance; Health Insurance Fund; rights and responsibilities of the parties related to health insurance.

Secondly, this Law applies to domestic and foreign organizations and individuals in Vietnam related to health insurance.

Finally, this Act does not apply to business health insurance.

Article 12 provides for the subjects participating in health insurance:

Groups played by employees and employers, including:

Firstly, the employee works under an indefinite term labor contract or a labor contract with a term of 3 months or more; the employee who is the manager of the enterprise enjoys salary also; cadres, civil servants, and public employees (after this referred to as employees);

In addition, Part-time workers in communes, wards, and townships as prescribed by Law.

Thus, foreign workers working in Vietnam are subject to compulsory health insurance coverage under current Law. 

The level of payment and responsibility for insurance payment, insurance premium salary of foreigners working in Vietnam

Regarding the level of payment and responsibility to pay insurance premiums, the salary paid for insurance is based on Article 13:

medical, The payment rate and responsibility to pay health insurance are as follows:

Firstly, the monthly payment rate of the subjects specified at Point a, Clause 1, Article 12 of this Law is at most 6% of the monthly salary. The employer pays 2/3, and the employee pays 1/3. Furthermore, During the period when the employee is on leave to enjoy the maternity regime under the Law on social insurance, the maximum monthly payment is equal to 6% of the employee’s monthly salary before the maternity leave and due paid by social insurance organizations;

In addition, the monthly payment rate of the subjects specified at Point b, Clause 1, Article 12 of this Law is at most 6% of the base salary, of which the employer pays 2/3, and the employee pays 1/3. 

Salaries, wages, and allowances as the basis for paying health insurance premiums of foreigners in Vietnam

Article 14 of the Law on Health Insurance 2008 stipulates:

Firstly, for employees subject to the salary regime prescribed by the State, the basis for paying health insurance premiums is the monthly salary according to rank, rank, and position allowances and allowances. Seniority allowance beyond the frame, seniority allowance (if any).

Secondly, for employees who receive salaries and wages according to the employer’s regulations, the basis for paying health insurance is the monthly salary and wages stated in the labor contract.

Thirdly, For people receiving pensions, allowances for loss of working capacity, or monthly unemployment benefits, the basis for paying health insurance premiums is the monthly pension, loss of working capacity allowance, and unemployment allowance.

Moreover, For other subjects, the basis for paying health insurance premiums is the base salary.

Furthermore, the maximum monthly salary to calculate the health insurance premium is 20 times the base salary. 

Finally, hope this article is helpful for you!

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Related questions

What is health insurance?

Health insurance (health insurance) is a type of insurance in the field of public health care. Accordingly, the buyer of health insurance will be paid part or all of the cost of medical examination, treatment, rehabilitation, etc., if an accident or illness occurs.

Subjects participating in health insurance

Currently, health insurance has two forms of participation: compulsory health insurance and voluntary health insurance. For compulsory health insurance, there are 6 groups of subjects participating in health insurance as specified in Decree 146/2018/ND-CP, which are: Groups paid by employees and employers. The social insurance agency pays the group. The State budget pays the group. The State budget supports the group. The group participating in health insurance by household; The group is closed by the employer. According to the latest regulations in Decree 146/2018/ND-CP, the participants of voluntary health insurance do not belong to 6 groups participating in voluntary health insurance. 

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