About 10 senior officials of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan, the states of Pakistan, as well as the CEO and officials of the Social Health Protection Initiative, a Pakistani health insurance institution, visited the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) from July 5 to July 6 to share Korea’s experiences on the operation of a general health insurance system and strike an MOU.
NHIS has made efforts to support the evolution of developing countries’ health insurance coverage systems by sharing experiences on the operation of Korea’s health insurance regime, based on general health insurance coverage of everyone in the country within 12 years, which would be the shortest implementation period in the world.
The number of institutions and international organizations with which NHIS has signed an MOU total 25 in 16 countries.
NHIS has offered a companywide diverse technologies and programs to institutions of several countries and international bodies, including Vietnam, Belgium and WHO/WPRO.
At a signing ceremony, NHIS head of the Global Cooperation Office Kang Sang-bae said,, “NHIS will wish for contributing to the development of the Pakistani health and medical care sectors by promoting cooperation in areas, such as a national health insurance regime based on data, qualification of subscribers, methods of imposing and managing premiums and efficient operation of sustainable insurance financing and sharing the experiences from the operation of Korea’s health insurance regime.”
Kang expressed hope the MOU will serve as an opportunity for NHIS and Social Health Protection Initiative to promote exchanges and cooperation.
Special Secretary Farooq Jamil of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said Pakistani local governments ‘health delegation’s visit of Korea could find solutions to introduce a better health insurance regime for Pakistan by obtaining an understanding of Korea’s health insurance regime. He expressed hope better cooperation with NHIS would be continued.
NHIS and Pakistan’s local government health delegation plan to expand exchanges and cooperation by spurring personnel exchanges related to health insurance regimes and hold conventions.
Kim Sun-ok, managing director in charge of premium collection at NHIS and CEO Min Byung-woo of KidZania Seoul attend a ceremony to open experience halls, operated by NHIS, at KidZania Seoul to have the importance and meaning of health insurance known to children. (Photos: NHIS)
NHIS Opens ‘Health Insurance Experience Halls’ at KidZania Seoul
The National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) opened experience halls at KidZania Seoul to have the importance and meaning of health insurance known to children, NHIS said on July 27.
Among those on hand at the event were Kim Sun-ok, managing director in charge of premium collection at NHIS and CEO Min Byung-woo of KidZania Seoul.
“National Health Insurance Public Relations Center” and “National Health Insurance Corp.” have been set up at KidZania Seoul.
The operation of the occupational experience halls are designed to help children obtain diverse and exciting experiences and get a better understanding of health insurance.
NHIS expects the occupational experience halls to secure institutional sustainability and form affirmative awareness toward health insurance.
At the National Health Insurance Public Relations Center, participating children are given the chance to plan and produce card news on their own and post them on social network services, serving as “public relations experts” to publicize NHIS’s regimes through experiences.
At the National Health Insurance Corp. experience facility, children can learn about the health insurance regime and have a health insurance certificate issued and in person experience the benefits.