Similar to the earlier regulations, enterprises shall appropriate an amount of money to pay health insurance premiums for all employees who sign labor contracts for at least 3 months and managers of enterprises with pay.
However, Clause 5 Article 2 of this Decree specifies that during employees taking parental leaves with childbirth and adoption benefits, their contributions to health insurance shall be paid by social insurance agencies, enterprises shall be exempt from appropriating money to contribute to health insurance.
Regarding health insurance contribution rate, it is still 4.5% of the employee’s monthly pay. In addition, this Decree specifies that when an employee enters into multiple employment contracts, he/she shall be bound to pay the health insurance contribution rate determined on the basis of the employment contract under which the highest pay is agreed upon.
Regarding the payment of health insurance benefits, according to Clause 3 Article 14 of this Decree, in case where a health insurance card holder visits an inappropriate-level healthcare establishment at his/her discretion, and then is referred to another healthcare establishment by the receiving healthcare establishment, he/she shall be paid the health insurance fund’s coverage at the coverage rate specified in clause 3 of Article 22 in the Law on Health Insurance.
This Decree takes effect from December 1st, 2018.
This replaces Decree No. 105/2014/ND-CP dated 15th, 2014; Joint Circular No. 41/2014/TTLT-BYT-BTC dated November 24th, 2014; Joint Circular No. 16/2015/TTLT-BYT-BTC dated July 2nd, 2015; Article 8 and Clause 2 Article 9 of Decree No. 151/2016/ND-CP dated November 11th, 2016; Clause 6 Article 11, point c Clause 1 and Clause 2 Article 12 Circular No. 40/2015/TT-BYT dated November 16th, 2015.
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