Health insurance to cover 91.05 million people: VSS

The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) is striving to raise the number of people covered by health insurance to 91.05 million, or 92% of the national population, by the end of this year, according to VSS Vice General Director Le Hung Son at a conference on October 26, 2022.
Health insurance to cover 91.05 million people: VSS
Health insurance to cover 91.05 million people. (Photo: VNA)

Some 19.04 million people or 37.7% of the workforce are expected to join social insurance and 15.21 million (30% of the workforce) will participate in unemployment insurance.

To that end, the VSS said it will mobilise forces for premium collection and the expansion of insurance coverage, better perform insurance payment, increase inspections and supervisions, and further reform the communication work.

VSS Vice General Director Le Hung Son said that over 17.08 million Vietnamese people, or 37.01% of the workforce, had joined social insurance by the end of September 2022, up 537,000 people compared to the end of 2021.

Health insurance had covered over 87.4 million people, or 88.4% of the population. Meanwhile, over 14 million had participated in unemployment insurance, equivalent to 28.3% of the workforce, up 627,000 compared to late 2021.

According to Son, the collection of social, health and unemployment insurance premiums and the coverage rate basically increased over the same period last year. Meanwhile, the social and health insurance premium arrears tended to decrease, creating a premise to complete the targets, plans and tasks set for 2022.

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(Source: VNA)