News About: Med. Insurance


2018 National Health Insurance Contribution Rate decided to raise by 2.04%

The Ministry of Health and Welfare(MOHW) held the 14th Health Insurance Policy Deliberation Committee on the 29th and decided to raise the 2018 Health Insurance Contribution Rate’ by 2.04%. It will adjust the contrib...

Discussions about determining structure for health insurance benefits

A place was prepared to discuss about improvements in the determining structure for health insurance benefits, which attract sharp attention of the pharmaceutical industry, and to collect opinions from the field. Dir...

Plans on active use of NHIS’s big data

At the briefing for the reporters on the 14th, Big Data Operations Director Seung-Ryeol Jung at National Health Insurance Service(NHIS) stressed infinite potentials about the national service using the NHIS’s big data...

“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...

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