Gov’t to Raise BPJS Premium

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 5 September 2019
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Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani accompanied by Minister of Home Affairs and Chairman of the National Resilience Institute (Lemhanas) answers reporters’ questions in Jakarta, Thursday (5/9). (Photo by: Antara).

The Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani urged the public to remain calm about the Government’s plan to raise the premium of the Healthcare Security Provider Body (BPJS Kesehatan) since it only affects the non-PBI (contribution assistance recipients) participants.

“The state still bornes the PBI participants’premiums,” Puan said in Jakarta, Thursday (5/9).

According to her, the premium raise plan is only applied to non-PBI participants, namely premiums for regular participants, comprising wage-earning and non-wage earning workers, and their family members as well as self-employed individuals who pay their own premiums.

The non-PBI participants, Puan continued, could choose their own premiums based on class.

However, the new premium tariff has not been imposed. “We are still waiting for the Presidential Regulation (governing the tariff adjustment),” she added.

Furthermore, the adjusted tariff will take effect starting from 1 January 2020 since the Coordinating Ministry wants to give time to the relevant parties on the insurance to carry out a number of improvements.

For the record, the proposed premium (per month) for the third-tier members is Rp42,000 (Rp22,500 previously), while second-tier members should pay a premium of Rp110,000 (Rp52,000 previously) and first-tier members should pay Rp160,000 (Rp81,000 previously). (ANT/ES)



Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Mia Medyana

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