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VSS aims to reduce long-overdue social insurance debt ratio

VSS aims to reduce long-overdue social insurance debt ratio

The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) aims to slash the social insurance debt ratio to below 1.7 percent this year in an effort to ensure benefits for social insurance and health insurance card holders, said VSS Deputy Director General Dao Viet Anh.

Health insurance covers 87.62% of Vietnam population

Health insurance covers 87.62% of Vietnam population

According to a report from the Vietnam Social Security (VSS), as of October 31, 2018, the number of health insurance card holders in the country reached 82.33 million or 87.62% of the population.

Vietnam Social Security receives ASEAN award in IT

Vietnam Social Security receives ASEAN award in IT

The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) has been honoured for applying information technology in developing health insurance management, medical reviews and payment services by the ASEAN Social Security Association (ASSA).

VSS’s entry to ASSA brings about practical benefits

VSS’s entry to ASSA brings about practical benefits

The Vietnam Social Security (VSS)’s entry to the ASEAN Social Security Association (ASSA) has brought about important and practical benefits, improving Vietnam’s social and health insurance systems via acquiring experience and lessons on management and policy enforcement.

90% of social insurance fund invested in G-bonds

90% of social insurance fund invested in G-bonds

About 90% of social insurance funds are currently invested in government bonds (G-bonds), Dao Viet Anh, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam Social Security (VSS), said at a seminar last week.

Abuse of health insurance fund continues

Abuse of health insurance fund continues

Vietnam Social Security (VSS) has reported that many hospitals have been found abusing the health insurance fund in the first six months of this year.

Deputy PM gives direction to prevent 'double' inflation

Deputy PM gives direction to prevent 'double' inflation

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has asked the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) to actively and proactively direct monetary policy; closely combine with fiscal and macro-policies to control inflation; and prevent 'double' inflation caused by higher foreign exchange rates and global fuel prices.

Health insurance covers nearly 87% of population

Health insurance covers nearly 87% of population

More than 81.5 million Vietnamese people, or nearly 87% of the population, were covered by health insurance by the end of June, according to the Vietnam Social Security (VSS).

Healthcare service prices to be adjusted

Healthcare service prices to be adjusted

Beginning on July 1, the Health Ministry and Vietnam Social Security (VSS) will adjust the prices of some health care services to better manage health insurance funds, said Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.

8,000 firms owe social insurance fees

8,000 firms owe social insurance fees

More than 8,000 enterprises nationwide currently owe social insurance premiums totalling some 2 trillion VND (87 million USD). These debts are very difficult to retrieve, with some even impossible to get, according to Vietnam Social Security (VSS).

Prices of herbal medicines to be standardised

Prices of herbal medicines to be standardised

The supply, price and use of herbal medicines will be tightened by strengthening policies on quality assessment at medical facilities, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has stressed.

Adjustment on medical expenses required

Adjustment on medical expenses required

Although inpatient room costs have increased sharply, medical quality remains stagnant, according to the latest report by the Vietnam Social Security (VSS).
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