81.7 percent of population covered by health insurance
Updated : Saturday, June 30, 2018 9:22 AM (GMT+0700)

Some81.3 million people across Vietnam have been covered by health insurance by theend of May, up nearly 21 million people from 2012 or 35.6 percent andrepresenting 81.7 percent of the population. 

 
81.7 percent of population covered by health insurance - Photo: VNA

The information was unveiledby the Vietnam Social Security at a conference to review the 5-yearimplementation of the Politburo’s Resolution No.21-NQ/TW on enhancing theParty’s leadership over social and health insurance work between 2012 and 2020.

The number of healthinsurance holders last year exceeded the goal set by Resolution No.21-NQ/TW.

The number of compulsorysocial insurance participants was estimated at more than 13.8 million people,an increase of 3.25 million people from 2012 and accounting for 25.8 percent ofthe workforce.

The number of voluntarysocial insurance card holders totalled 240,000 people while 11.7 million peopleparticipated in the unemployment insurance scheme with the annual increase of700,000 people in average.

People receiving retirementpension and monthly social insurance allowances reached 3.1 million, up 18percent during the period.

Party General SecretaryNguyen Phu Trong on May 23 signed Resolution No.28-NQ/TW on reforming socialinsurance policies which sets up specific objectives for the coverage of socialinsurance by 2030.

It targets that by 2021,about 35 percent of the workforce will be covered by social insurance, andabout 28 percent will participate in unemployment insurance scheme. About 45percent of the persons beyond the retirement age will receive retirementpensions, monthly social insurance and post-retirement benefits. The satisfactionwith social insurance index will reach 80 percent.

By 2025, around 45 percentof the workforce will be covered by social insurance, and some 35 percent willparticipate in unemployment insurance. About 55 percent of the persons beyondthe retirement age will receive retirement pensions, monthly social insuranceand post-retirement benefits. The satisfaction with social insurance index isexpected at 85 percent.

The resolution targets thatby 2030, about 60 percent of the workforce will join social insurance scheme,and about 45 percent will be covered by unemployment insurance. About 60percent of the persons beyond the retirement age will receive retirementpensions, monthly social insurance and post-retirement benefits. Thesatisfaction with social insurance index will be around 90 percent.

Source:VNA

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