Gov’t to Provide Subsidy for BPJS Participants Class III
Date 15 Mei 2020
In a bid to provide assistance for the public in the face of financial difficulties during COVID-19 pandemic, the Government through Presidential Regulation Number 64 of 2020 provides subsidy for the Social Security Provider Body (BPJS) for the Health participant category non-salaried employee (PBPU) and non-employee (BP) Class III.
“In 2020, the PBPU and BP Class III participants still have to pay the premium amounting to Rp25,500 while the remaining Rp16,500 will be paid by the Government,” said Head of Public Relations of the BPJS M.Iqbal Anas Ma’ruf in a press release.
In 2021 and the following year, according to Iqbal, the PBPU and BP Class III participants paid a premium of Rp35,000, while the Government will pay for the remaining Rp7,000.
“In an effort to support the COVID-19 response, in 2020 the BPJS participants who were in arrears could reactivate their membership by only paying the arrears for 6 months at the most,” Iqbal added.
The remaining arrears, he continued, will be granted extended grace period to pay off until 2021, so that the status of membership remains active.
“For 2021 and the following year, reactivation of membership must pay off all arrears at once,” said Iqbal.
During current inevitable condition, the BPJS applies changes in the insurance premium for each class. The premium for the PBPU, the BP, and individual participants for January, February, and March 2020, following Presidential Regulation Number 75 of 2019, is Rp160,000 for Class I; Rp110,000 for Class II; and Rp42,000 for Class III. While for April, May and June 2020, the premium is Rp80,000 for Class I; Rp. 51,000 for Class II, and Rp25,500 for Class III as stated in Presidential Regulation number 82 of 2018.
“As of 1 July 2020, the BPJS premium for the PBPU and BP participants were adjusted to Rp150,000 for Class I, Rp100,000 for Class II, and Rp42,000 for Class III,” Iqbal said.
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: Yuyu Mulyani