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National Health Insurance: Population Coverage, Contribution Rate & Benefit Payment

  • By the end of 2016, 50.763 million people were brought under the coverage of the National Health Insurance (NHI), which reflects a year-on-year expansion of 0.54%. The NHI covers 97.1% of all population under public health insurance and assistance schemes.
  • The total contributions levied in 2016 amounted to KRW 47.593 trillion, which is up 7.4% from 2015. The per capita contribution was KRW 939,996, which represents a year-on-year growth of 6.9%.
Number of Persons Covered by National Health Care Scheme(2011-2016)
Number of Persons Covered by National Health Care Scheme(2011-2016)

Unit : 1,000 persons

Number of Persons Covered by National Health Care Scheme(2011-2016)
Region 16,043 15,556 14,984 14,715 14,265 14,089
Public Officials-Teachers 4,607 4,579 4,552 4,168 4,129 4,101
Workers 28,650 29,527 30,454 35,602 32,095 32,574
Coverage rate(%) 96.8 97.1 97.2 97.2 97.0 97.1
Per capita Health Care Premiums and Long-term Care Insurance Benefits (2011-2016)
Per capita Health Care Premiums and Long-term Care Insurance Benefits (2011-2016)

Unit :%

Per capita Health Care Premiums and Long-term Care Insurance Benefits (2011-2016)"
category 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Inpatients 32.0 31.8 32.5 33.2 33.8 34.6
Outpatients 30.5 31.8 32.1 32.1 32.2 32.4
Pharmaceuticals, etc 25.8 24.8 23.6 22.9 21.4 20.2
Preventive Services 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.8 3.5
Govemance-Health Care System Financial Management 3.6 3.5 3.3 3.5 3.3 3.5
Other 4.9 4.7 5.0 4.9 5.5 6.0
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