South Korea: National Health Insurance Rate to Rise in 2022

South Korea: National Health Insurance Rate to Rise in 2022

From 1 January 2022, the National Health Insurance (NHI) contribution rate will increase from 3.43% to 3.495%.

Currently: 3.43% of average monthly salary for the employer and the employee, respectively (6.86% in total)

From 1 January 2022: 3.495% of average monthly salary for the employer and the employee, respectively

In addition, the Long-Term Geriatric Care Insurance contribution rate will increase from 1 January 2022 from 11.52% to 12.27%.

Taking the Long-Term Geriatric Care Insurance rate into consideration, the total contribution rate for NHI for the employee and employer will be 3.923837%, respectively.

Please note, as paying the insurance contribution is the duty of the employer and the employee, if either party fails to pay their contributions, the National Health Insurance Service may take legal action in order to collect the funds. Payment is due by the 10th of the following month (every month).

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