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Be Sure to Pay Your National Health Insurance Premiums
National Health Insurance premiums are an important financial resource used to pay medical expenses when a member is ill or injured. After you pay the personally borne portion at the medical institution’s service counter, the national government covers half of the remaining expenses, and the pool of everyone’s insurance premiums covers the other half.
National Health Insurance members can receive medical treatment just by paying the designated portion of costs. At the same time, members are responsible for paying their insurance premiums. When people fail to pay their insurance premiums, operating the National Health Insurance program becomes difficult. Please pay your premiums before the deadline.
If You Fail to Pay Your Insurance Premiums
Measures are taken according to the how long you have failed to pay your premiums. If you have special circumstances, please call for advice as soon as possible. You can also take advantage of the holiday payment consultation services available on the fourth Sunday of the month. For more information, please read a booklet, “Information on National Health Insurance.”
|Inquiries||Payment Promotion Section, Medical Insurance and Pension Division (Shinjuku City Office Main Bldg. 4F)
Tel: 03-5273-4158 or 03-5273-3873, Fax: 03-3209-1436 (in Japanese)
March 15, 2023