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National Health Insurance and National Pension

2009.06.11 15:19

National Health Insurance

All foreign residents who are registered in Wako City (whose period of stay is for one year or longer) must enroll in the National Health Insurance. (Except for those who are enrolled in an Employees' Health Insurance at their place of employment) Even if you enter Japan with a permit to stay for shorter than one year, you would be allowed to change your visa status and stay for one year or longer for the reason of attending school or working in Japan. In that case, you are obliged to join the National Health Insurance. Please submit a student registration certificate with signature or a certificate of employment with signature (The period of stay should be described.) to the Health Promotion Div. to enroll in the National Health Insurance.
All members of the National Health Insurance must pay insurance premiums that are calculated based on the previous year's income. When members are injured or become ill, they are responsible for 30% of the medical expense and some portion of the costs for medication.

Example:

 Medical Expense

 Member’s Payment

 \10,000

 \3,000 (\10,000 x 0.3)

National Pension

Everyone who is between 20 and 59 years of age and who lives in Japan (including foreign residents) is obliged to enroll in the National Pension.(Except for those who join a pension plan at your place of employment)
If you have withdrawn from the National Pension because of leaving Japan and if you had paid premiums for six months or more, you may receive the Lump-sum Withdrawal Payments. Please apply for the Lump-sum Withdrawal Payments within 2 years of leaving Japan.

 

For details of the National Health Insurance and the National Pension, please refer to the website of the Social Insurance Agency.

For those whose home country has the International Social Security Agreement with Japan, please read through the information about this agreement on the website of the Social Insurance Agency.

Inquiries

Health Promotion Division

Address: 1rd Floor, 1-5, Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama-ken 351-0192

Tel: 048-424-9128(Japanese-Speaking Staff Only)  Fax: 048-463-8815

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