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Mon, 06/17/2024 - 07:48
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Health insurance coverage rate likely to exceed 94% this year: VSS leader

Hanoi, June 17 (VNA) – Thanks to sustainable growth signs recently, General Director of the Vietnam Social Security (VSS) Nguyen The Manh remains optimistic that the coverage rate of health insurance will exceed 94% by the end of this year.

Addressing a recent regular conference held in Hanoi to make social insurance information public, Manh said that in the second quarter of 2024, good results were seen in the number of people joining social insurance, health insurance, and unemployment insurance compared to the same period in 2023.

Specifically, about 18.3 million people participated in social insurance, resulting in a coverage rate of 39.05% of the workforce, an increase of 1.16 million people (6.77%) over the same period in 2023.

Meanwhile, the number of people joining health insurance increased by 1.22 million, or 1.37% year on year, said Manh.

In the first half of this year, the insurance sector paid social insurance benefits to nearly 8 million people, while coordinating with the labour, invalids and social affairs sector to provide unemployment benefits to 442,380 people.

At the same time, 89.55 million people enjoyed health care services using health insurance cards with a total amount of benefits reaching over 66.92 trillion VND (2.62 billion USD), said the VSS leader.

He said that the VSS has become one of the seven agencies to complete the administrative simplification plan related to resident management.

The sector also saw progress in communications activities, with the issuance of 44 press releases, bulletins and about 16,000 articles published in mass media so far this year./.