Experts have warned that consumers may soon start defaulting on their credit card payments due to rising unemployment and salary cuts in many industries and sectors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vietnam has 85.39 million health insurance holders as of the end of 2019, accounting for 90 percent of the population, heard a recent conference.
VOV.VN - The 12th Congress of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor opened in Hanoi on September 24. Under the theme “Reform, Democracy, Solidarity, Responsibility”, the Congress will focus on ways to improve trade union activities and strengthen the working class.
Some 81.3 million people across Vietnam have been covered by health insurance by the end of May, up nearly 21 million people from 2012 or 35.6% and representing 81.7% of the population.
As of mid-December, 81.06 million people had social, health, and unemployment insurance.
About 83% of Hanoi’s population has joined the health insurance scheme so far, the city’s Social security Agency announced at a conference to review its performance on November 8.
Each student who joins the medical insurance programme would be provided with a social insurance code which could be used for all their lives, according to a new regulation for medical insurance, social insurance and unemployment insurance.
Health insurance covered 81.7% of Vietnam’s population in 2016, 2.7% higher than the target set by the Prime Minister, according to the Vietnam Social Security (VSS).
Nearly 100 enterprises have registered to join a women’s job fair that kicked off in Le Thi Rieng cultural park in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on June 8.
Doan Mau Diep, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, spoke to the newspaper Hai Quan (Customs) about his ministry’s plan to help unemployed workers to find new jobs and to claim their unemployment insurance.
The Ministry of Finance said a bad translation claiming that the tax-rate-to-profit ratio in Vietnam was high, accounting for nearly 40% of profit and undermining competitiveness, caused misunderstandings.
The Prime Minister approved a master plan to implement the recommendations Vietnam has accepted in line with the UN’s second-circle universal periodic review (UPR) on human rights.
The Prime Minister has approved nearly VND74 billion, or about US$3.29 million, in financial support for the Vietnam Rubber Group which has employed many ethnic minority workers from underprivileged, mountainous areas in 2014.
The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) and the Vietnam Social Security (VSS) should devise a coordination programme to popularise legal regulations on social insurance and encourage people to join the social welfare network, said Politburo member and VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) on March 21 publicised its first quarterly bulletin on Vietnam’s labour market with the support of the General Statistics Office (GSO) and the International Labour Organisation.
About 722,500 workers have found jobs in the first half of the year, up 98% from a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
(VOV) - Vietnam is striving to improve the quality of poverty reduction to make its poverty line close to the global standard by 2015 and beyond.
The four-year unemployment insurance scheme implemented from 2009 to 2012 shows that it is a meaningful and effective social policy, but several problems arise that need to be solved.
(VOV) - More than 482,100 workers applied for unemployment insurance in 2012 and nearly 90 percent of them have enjoyed government’s support.
(VOV) -Over VND400 billion will be earmarked for the national programme on employment and vocational training in 2013 to improve the capacity and upgrade facilities at job centres across the country.