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Yelzhan Birtanov announces the amount of the compulsory health insurance contributions

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During the plenary session of the Majilis, Minister of Healthcare Yelzhan Birtanov disclosed the amount of compulsory health insurance contributions, which is planned to be introduced in Kazakhstan.

State contributions for compulsory medical insurance payable to the Fund are proposed to be set at 3.75% (from salary) from January 1, 2018. Employer contributions for compulsory medical insurance are proposed to be set at 1% from July 1, 2017, and at 1.5% (from salary) from January 1, 2018. Contributions of the self-employed population will amount to 5% of two minimum wages, � Yelzhan Birtanov reported presenting the draft Law On Amendments and Additions to some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Healthcare.

The Minister also added that in order to ensure the principle of accessibility of medical care and universal coverage, it is proposed to expand the categories of persons for whom contributions will be paid by the State by adding 4 categories: non-working carers, disabled people under the age of 18, non-working oralmans , foreigners and stateless persons permanently residing in Kazakhstan and persons who completed their full-time education in institutions of secondary, technical and higher education, and also college graduates for the period of three calendar months after the completion of training.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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