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National Health Insurance (NHI)

Characteristics

  • Mandatory enrollment
  • Single-payer payment system
  • Operated by government agency
  • Payroll-related premium rate
  • Contribution shared by the employer, the employee and the government
  • Comprehensive benefit package
  • Fee-for-service and case payment under the global budget payment scheme
  • Co-payment for outpatient care, inpatient care, and drugs

Enrollment Eligibility

  • All Citizens
  • Foreigners with resident permits
  • Dependents of the aforementioned

Benefit Coverage

  • Inpatient care
  • Outpatient care
  • Laboratory tests
  • Prescription drugs and certain OTC drugs
  • Dental services
  • Traditional Chinese medicine
  • Day care for the mentally ill
  • Home care

The medical system in Taiwan has ushered in a new era in January 2004. For more details about NHI DOWNLOAD.ppt

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