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The Handy Guide for Foreigners in Taiwan

The Handy Guide for Foreigners in Taiwan

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compulsory social insurance in Taiwan, providing equal
medical rights to all residents. Under the provisions of

without full-time employment should take their documentation and

four months. Foreign nationals with full-time employment should
participate in the program on the day of their employment. If they
have dependents who are also foreign nationals, those dependents
have to obtain Taiwan residency documentation and live on the island
for four continuous months before they can take out their insurance.

Card and pay their premiums regularly. In the cases of injury, illness,
or childbirth, the insured person needs to present the insurance card
to a contracted medical care institution and only pay the registration
fee and partial payment for hospitalization or treatment to receive full
medical care. For more information consult with a Bureau of National

How Foreign Nationals Can Apply for Insurance

Insured Person

Insuring Unit

Method of Payment

Employee

Employer

Premium deducted and paid
for by employer

Company owner

His or her company

Premium deducted and paid
for by employer

Dependent of
foreign nationals

Through insurer of
spouse or lineal relativePayment made by family
member

Overseas Chinese
or foreign student

Through the student’s
institute

Collected and paid for by the
institute

occupations and
family dependents

Through township, city,

of residence

payment mailed to insured
person by NHI

apply for withdrawal.

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