South Korea to implement mandatory health insurance enrollment for expats

Pedro Gonçalves
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South Korea is preparing to implement a mandatory subscription of the national health insurance program for expats who stay for six months or longer in Korea. From July 16, foreigners and Koreans with foreign citizenships who resided in the country for over six months must enroll for the state healthcare program and pay monthly premiums. The change aims to prevent foreigners from taking advantage of the health insurance program to get expensive treatments and leave the country. Foreigners will receive eligibility for the health insurance program depending on the address of their resid...

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