Important Notice for the NHIS(National Health Insurance Service)
We received an official letter from Korean Ministry of Education about NHIS(National Health Insurance Service) yesterday and here is the brief summary:
1. From March 1st, 2021, D-2 and D-4 visa students who are staying in Korea for more than 6 months are mandated to apply for NHIS.
2. From March 2021 to February 2022, you will have to pay 30% of the regular insurance fee(KRW 137,530/per month), and from March 2022 to February 2023, 40%, and from March 2023, 50%.
3. Since this revision will take place from March 1st, students who will be entering Korea before March to get prepared for the semester, is highly recommended to take other forms of health insurance, such as private insurance, that will be valid until you apply for NHIS.
◆ Website of NHIS: https://www.nhis.or.kr/english/index.do
For you information, we've heard that after you have Alien Registration Card(ARC), NHIS sends you both a health insurance card and notice of payment to the place of residence.
For now, if you have more inquiries, please contact +82-33-811-2000 (English Consultant of Call Center at NHIS).