Disadvantaged students receive 70 percent support on health insurance

As per the inter-department of education and social insurance’s directive to schools in Ho Chi Minh City, local governments will receive 70 percent support on health insurance.

Health insurance for the academic year 2017-2018 is equal to 4.5 percent of basic salary which is VND1.390 million ($59) a month.
The government will use the State budget to pay 70 percent of expenses on health insurance for near-poor families.
Students can purchase a set number of months and then simply renew pay health insurance; for instance, they can buy for three months, six months, 9 months, and 12 months.

By MINH QUAN – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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