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Foreign Residents in Korea Falsely Claim Insurance Subsidies Totaling 28 Billion Won

Foreign Residents in Korea Falsely Claim Insurance Subsidies Totaling 28 Billion Won

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The value of national health insurance subsidies falsely claimed by foreigners residing in Korea over the last five years totaled 28 billion won(US$24.8 million). According to data submitted to Rep. Hong Chol-ho of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party by the National Health Insurance Service, false health insurance claims [...]

Growing Number of South Koreans Don’t Pay National Pension Dues

Growing Number of South Koreans Don’t Pay National Pension Dues

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – There has been a rise, in recent years, of the number of South Koreans who pay national health insurance premiums, required for people to benefit from subsidized hospital bills, but yet do not pay into the national pension plan. According to data submitted by the National Health Insurance Service [...]

S. Korea to Revise Health Insurance for Foreigners

S. Korea to Revise Health Insurance for Foreigners

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean authorities said Thursday they are pushing to revise relevant laws governing the management of state health insurance schemes amid growing criticism that some foreigners are taking advantage of the system. By law, South Koreans are required to join the system, and foreigners living in South Korea can [...]

National Health Plan Will Cover Limb Transplantation

National Health Plan Will Cover Limb Transplantation

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Hand and arm transplants are set to become less expensive for Koreans at home. The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) announced on September 13 through a press release that the National Health Insurance would extend its coverage to hand and arm transplant surgery. In addition, the national plan [...]

Best Time of Your Life? Medical Figures Reveal Those in Their 20s Plagued by Physical, Psychological Ailments

Best Time of Your Life? Medical Figures Reveal Those in Their 20s Plagued by Physical, Psychological Ailments

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Medical statistics on the health status of young South Koreans have served as a sobering reality check for those who crow that one’s 20s are “the best time to be alive”.  The worrying state of the nation’s youth was outlined by National Assemblywoman and member of the central government’s [...]

Gov’t to Consider Lowering Denture Costs for Elderly from 2018: Ministry

Gov’t to Consider Lowering Denture Costs for Elderly from 2018: Ministry

SEOUL, Jun. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The government said Monday it will consider lowering the financial burden of senior citizens getting dentures and dental implants starting next year to meet President Moon Jae-in’s campaign pledge. Those aged over 65 are currently required to pay half of the costs for dentures and dental implants. The 50 [...]

Kickback-Paying Pharmaceutical Companies Identified and Monitored by Association

Kickback-Paying Pharmaceutical Companies Identified and Monitored by Association

SEOUL, Apr. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (KPMA) conducted an anonymous survey on executives from its 50 member companies at its second executive meeting in Seoul on April 14, in order to identify pharmaceutical companies that have offered kickbacks to doctors. The executives were asked identify the companies they thought were giving [...]