Overview of public medical insurance


The medical insurance system is to share money with each other so that you can go to a medical institution without worrying about money when you get sick or injured.People living in Japan must take out public medical insurance regardless of nationality.There are two types of public medical insurance: health insurance (social insurance) (* 1) for people working at companies and businesses and their families, and national health insurance for other people.When you join, you will be issued a health insurance card, and if you show it to the medical institution, you can receive the necessary treatment by paying only a part of the cost.


(* 1) Health insurance (social insurance)
People who work in a workplace covered by health insurance (social insurance) are enrolled in workplace health insurance regardless of nationality.The company will handle the procedures for joining and changing, so if you have any questions, please ask the company.


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