If you catch a cold, you go to the hospital, get checked by a doctor, get the medicines prescribed, and pay. Health insurance is the behind-the-scenes system that supports such everyday activities. The following describes these nuts and bolts of the health insurance system.
Describes the health insurance system and the health insurance societies that run it
Describes who can be insured under the health insurance system
Describes the health insurance card you receive when you join health insurance programs
Describes what steps to take when your address changes.
Describes matters such as the conditions required to insure family members and applicable income standards
Describes conditions for removing a family member from your list of dependents.
Describes the insurance premiums paid by members to fund health insurance programs and benefits
Describes the medical care benefits and the amounts of these benefits provided by health insurance
Describes the benefits paid by the Society
Describes the medical care costs paid when you visit a hospital for a sickness or injury
Describes the medical care insurance available after you leave your employer
Other systems related to health insurance
Medical insurance system for those aged 75 and older (65 and older where specific disabilities apply)
If the medical care costs you paid in one year exceed the base amount, part of your income taxes will be refunded when you file an income tax return.
The self-medication tax system has been introduced as an exceptional case under the medical expenses deductions system.
Members aged 40 and above are insured persons under long-term care insurance.