News Life and Health10 Jul 2019

South Korea:Government to implement new insurance rules for foreign residents

Foreign residents in South Korea who default on payments for mandatory state health insurance premiums will need to pay for all medical costs on their own, reported Yonhap News Agency citing a statement from the health ministry. Under changes made to the country's National Health Insurance Act, foreigners who have resided in the country for over six months are required to enrol in the state healthcare programme and pay monthly premiums from 16 July.

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