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Notice for change of national health insurance policy for international students.
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National Health Insurance Service for Foreigners and Overseas Koreans

 

In accordance with the Korean Government’s regulation, any foreigner or overseas Korean who has stayed for six months or more in Korea is subject to the statutory subscription to the National Health Insurance Service(NHIS) from July 16th,2019, onward.

We were informed that the NHIS has sent the relevant notice to your residential address, and Ajou University would like for you to review following information as below for the subscription procedure and the contribution of the health insurance.

Holders of General Training (D-4) that have not yet resided in Korea for 6 months will not be able to subscribe to the National Health Insurance so it is mandatory for you to subscribe to Health Insurance suggested by Ajou University(KB Health Insurance).

In addition, for a variety of healthcare services, it is recommended that those subscribed to the National Health Insurance to additionally subscribe to Health Insurance suggested by Ajou University (KB Health Insurance).

 

1.  Time of Implementation: from July 16, 2019, onward

 

2.  Eligibility
○  Any foreigner or overseas Korean who has stayed in Korea for six months or more (hereinafter the “period”) (including holders of General Training (D-4))
-  The subscription of the health insurance will be automatically registered 6 months after your arrival to Korea.
-  If the total days of your staying abroad are fewer than 30 days during the period, you are considered to have stayed for 6 months.
-  If the total days of staying abroad are more than 30 days, you can register to the national health insurance when the date of six months passed since you have re-entered into Korea.
○ (Exceptions) Persons entitled to an immediate subscription upon entry into Korea:
-  Holders of Study (D-2) or Marriage (F-6) visa: The subscription of the health insurance will be automatically registered after your arrival to Korea, but the healthcare service will be effective after the alien registration.

 

3.  Subscription Procedure
- NHIS will register you as a self-employed insured in authority when NHIS finds out you have met the period requirement for enrollment.
- NHIS will send you an NHI Card and a bill to your residential address.

 

4.  Contribution and Benefits / Restrictions
○ Payment Method: Apply for Direct Debit for automatic withdrawal of your health contribution from your bank account on the designated date.
-  Any foreigner subscribed in local health insurance must complete the payment for the next month’s contribution until the 25thofthepriormonth.
○ Monthly health insurance contribution as of 2019: KRW 113,050
○ Benefits: General healthcare service
○ Late Payment or Nonpayment:
-  Restricted to get healthcare service: when you visit the hospital/clinic, you are not eligible to get healthcare services
-  Restriction on visa extension: extension of your stay in Korea may not be granted by the Korea Immigration Service under the Ministry of Justice

 

5. Reduction of Insurance Fee for Foreigners and Overseas Koreans
-  Holders of Study (D-2) or General Training (D-4) visa: 50% reduced (approx. KRW 56,530 per month)
※ The application is limited to cases where the income from the premium reduction notice is less than 3.6 million won per year and the property is less than 135 million won. (http://www.nhis.or.kr/static/html/wbd/g/a/wbdga0604.html하단 내용 참고)

 

6. Contact
○ NHIS
☎ 1577-1000 (Dial 7 for Foreign Language Service)
☎ 033-811-2000 (English, Chinese, Vietnamese service available)
○ KB Health Insurance (Ajou University)
☎ 02-6900-5027
○ Please refer to the attached information brochure & NHIS website
[Contributions] http://www.nhis.or.kr/static/html/wbd/g/a/wbdga0604.html
[Insurance Benefit]http://www.nhis.or.kr/static/html/wbd/g/a/wbdga0605.html

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