News About: Med. Insurance


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...

Extended health insurance benefits for diseases, such as pancreatic cancer and leukemia

From the 1st of February, the health insurance benefits of treatments for various diseases, such as pancreatic cancer and leukemia, will be extended. The Ministry of Health and Welfare(Minister Jin-yup Jung, hereinaf...

Patients’ organization, “Harvoni requires the national insurance benefit promptly”

The Korea Alliance of Patients Organization insisted application of the national health insurance benefit on ‘Harvoni,’ a hepatitis C treatment. The organization announced victims of the Dana Clinical from hepatitis ...

Beneficiary of strengthening insurance guarantees is ‘private insurance companies’

The government’s strengthening health insurance guarantee policy was recently observed to generate benefits reflective of KRW 1.5 trillion on private insurance companies for the past 5 years. These private insurances ...

KRW 42.8 trillion in last year’s health insurance claims

    In 2014, the national health insurance benefit claims were increased by 7.9% to KRW 42.8275 trillion, and the national insurance medical expenses were increased by 6.8% to KRW 54.4272 trillion. According to the...

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