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勞健保制度

  • 日期:2021-07-22
勞健保制度

Labor Insurance

The National Health Insurance Act stipulates that foreign nationals who work Abroad in Taiwan,Work Abroad Taiwan and hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate or Resident Certificate for the Taiwan area must be registered in the National Health Insurance program upon living in Taiwan for 6 months.-Work Abroad in 

Labor insurance is work or employment insurance. Foreigners who work in Taiwan must be insured under the Labor Insurance Act (including ordinary insurance and occupational accident insurance). Labor insurance is divided into compulsory and voluntary insurance.

Compulsory insurance applies to:

  • Workers between 15 and 65 years old employed by a factory, mine, company, firm, or a journalistic, cultural, non-profit, or cooperative enterprise or organization with more than five employees.
  • Employees of government offices, public, or private schools who are not legally entitled to join the civil servant or teachers’ insurance.
  • Workers employed in fishing production.
  • Persons receiving vocational training in vocational training institutes registered with the government.
  • Class A members of an occupational union who have no definite employer or who are self-employed must be insured under this program. Such persons are enrolled as the insured, while their employers, or the organizations or institutes to which they belong, regarded as the insured unit.

Voluntary insurance applies to:

  • Workers employed by a factory, mine, company, firm, or a journalistic, cultural, non-profit, or cooperative enterprise, or other organization (e.g. cram school) with four employees or less.
  • A domestic helper or caretaker.

 

National Health Insurance Program

National Health Insurance

A foreigner who meets the following requirements may participate in the National Health Insurance program:  

  1. Those who have an alien resident certificate in the Taiwan area and have established a registered domicile in Taiwan for at least 6 months. Residency in Taiwan need not be maintained for 6 consecutive months, but a person must not have left the country for more than 30 days. These people can participate in the National Health Insurance program from the date on which their Taiwan residency amounts to 6 months.
  2. Those who are not qualified for enrollment in the National Health Insurance program upon the expiration of their alien residence certificate shall be withdrawn from this insurance.
  3. Foreign professionals engaging in professional work employed under “Foreign Professionals Recruitment and Employment Act” who have obtained an alien resident certificate, and their spouses, minor children, adult children with disabilities who cannot take care of themselves, can participate in the National Health Insurance program from the date on which the alien resident certificate is received by the professional.

For any questions, please call the National Health Insurance consultation hotline:

For local calls: 0800-030-598 or 4128-678 (an area code is unnecessary)

For mobile phones: +886-2-4128-678

 

 

Enrollment of Newborn Infants in National Health Insurance

According to Article 9 of the National Health Insurance Act, foreign newborns who have alien resident certificates must participate in the National Health Insurance program from the date of birth.

Foreign newborns who are eligible for National Health Insurance must have their insurance obtained as the dependent of their father or mother. If the parents are not qualified for enrollment in the National Health Insurance program or there is no Taiwanese lineal blood relative for dependence, the foreign newborn must obtain insurance at the local government office in the township or municipal district where they reside.

If the alien resident certificate received by a foreign newborn is not effective from the date of birth, the the newborn shall still be enrolled in the National Health Insurance program after a prescribed waiting period. However, this does not apply to the dependents of foreign professionals employed in Taiwan. For example, if the alien resident certificate is not received at the date of birth and the application for residence in Taiwan is applied for after returning to the home country, the child shall be enrolled in the National Health Insurance program six months after receipt of the alien resident recertification and commencement of residence in Taiwan.

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