Date: Oct 16, 2015
By: I-chia Lee / Staff reporter
The Ministry of Health and Welfare yesterday announced that the minimum
threshold for imposing the National Health Insurance’s (NHI) supplementary premium on income from part-time jobs is to be raised from NT$5,000 (US$154) to NT$20,000, starting from Jan. 1 next year.
National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) Director-General Huang San-kuei (黃三桂) said the new policy would benefit an estimated 3.42 million people, allowing them to pay an average of NT$784 less per year, while 2.28 million people would not have to pay the supplementary premium at all.
It will reduce NHI revenue by an estimated NT$4.2 billion per year (about 0.7 percent of the total revenue) — about NT$2.68 billion from supplementary premium payments and about NT$1.52 billion from the government. [FULL STORY]