News About: Med. Insurance


“Cancer patients give up treatment for money,” urgency to shorten registration procedure

It was criticized that it is urgent to shorten a period to register the anticancer drugs’ health insurance benefit in Korea, which is the worst compared to other OECD member countries. Seung-Taek Oh, a professor at ...

“National Health Insurance’s KRW 20 trillion surpluses should be used to strengthen coverages”

Should the KRW 20 trillion surpluses accumulated in the National Health Insurance budget be used to strengthen insurance coverages? Or should they be invested to solve the chronically low insurance prices? As the sur...

ALK NSCLC treatment, ‘Zykadia’ will be applied for insurance benefit

As approved in the health insurance benefit, another ALK(Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase) positive non-small cell lung cancer treatment can now be clinically used. In the ‘Announced Amendment on Drugs Prescribed for Cance...

“Too high insurance rates created National Insurance’s collective surplus of KRW 17 trillion”

Since collective surpluses of KRW 17 trillion were created in the National Health Insurance, the National Assembly Budget Office analyzed this as excessive insurance rates and ordered the Ministry of Health and Welfar...

Lower 20% insurance payers receive 5.1 time more benefits

It was observed the lower 20% health insurance payers bore monthly KRW 25,366 per family, and benefits they receive were KRW 128,431, 5.1 times than what they pay; moreover, the top 20% insurance payers receive 1.1 ti...

National Health Insurance fess frozen as this year

As the 2017’s national health insurance fees will be frozen, the insurance ratio will stay the same as the last year. The committee explained the freezing of insurance fees, which will be the first time in 8 years sin...

Actual damage insurance’s actual problems revealed

Despite the insurance industry’s argument to raise insurance premiums due to the damage rates increased by policy holders’ moral laxity and medical institutes’ overtreatment, a criticism was raised that the damages we...

12 property insurance companies face lawsuits under suspicion of ‘unjust collision’

Property insurance companies which excluded varicose vein laser and high-frequency surgeries from the object to pay insurance benefits will face lawsuits under the suspicion of collision by changing terms not to give ...

Health insurance medical expenses reached KRW 15.0546 trillion increased by 7.6%

The National Health Insurance Service(Chief Director Sang-cheol Sung, NHIS) and the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service(Director Myung-sae Sohn, HIRA) jointly wrote and announced the ‘Major Statistics for Hea...

“It is an unfair action to exclude blood vessel laser treatment from health insurance”

The medical field has made strong opposition to the exemption of the blood vessel laser treatment, one of varicose vein surgeries, from the health insurance. From January of the year, the Financial Supervisory Servi...

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