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All foreign students must be insured locally and abroad in order to receive safe treatment for unexpected illness and injury.
□ Collective insurance for foreign students
1. Sign up : Students can either pay for insurance with their registration fees or individually visit and apply for insurance at the International Office.
2. Compensation scheme
Compensation scheme Compensation Amount Remarks
injury and disease death, stress disorder 20,000,000
hospital bill (charges) 10,000,000 10% Student Deductible
Outpaient treatment 250,000 10,000~20,000won Student Co-pay per visit
Charges for compounding prescription 50,000 8,000 won Student Co-pay per visit
※ Collective insurance for injury from the concept of affordable health insurance of private insurance company (Not national health insurance)
※ Those who are willing to buy national health insurance should refer to the bottom contents.
3. Insurance Claim
- Necessary documents : Claim application form, Copy of Alien Registration Card, Receipt of Hospital bill, Receipt of compounding prescription, medical certificate (only for a bill of 50,000 won or more)
4. Inquiry : The Korean Education Safety and Mutual Association
- Phone : 070-7848-2012
- Fax : 070-7614-2512
- Mail Address : (11948) 403 4th floor, Godeok Plaza 28 Cheyukgwan-ro, Guri-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
- administrator in charge: Kim Hyeonseo
□ National Health Insurance (Regional Insurance Applicant)
1. How to sign up : apply to the National Health Insurance Cooperation (NHIC) with your Alien Registration Card and a certificate of enrollment.
2. Premium : About 45,000 won per month as of 2015
3. Benefits
- Foreign students have equal medical benefits to Korean Citizens within the plan.
- The NHIC covers 80% of overall medical costs from a hospital or clinic, and 50% to 70% of costs for outpatient treatment. Moreover, expenses for childbirth are also supported and a variety of services for health information and disease prevention are provided.
4. Inquiry: The National Health Insurance Cooperation (NHIC)
- Homepage: www.nhis.or.kr
- Phone : 1577-1000(Whole Country), (02)390-2000(Call center only in English)