Effective from January 1, 2019, under Article 76-3 of the National Health Insurance Law of Korea,
foreigners who have resided in Korea for 6 months and intend to continue residing
in Korea beyond the first 6 month-period will be mandatorily subscribed for
participation in the statutory National Health Insurance from the next day following
the first 6-month period (183 days). Foreigners who hold D-2/F-6 visas,
however, are required to participate in the statutory National Health Insurance
from day 1 in Korea regardless of the length of their residence in Korea.
National Health Insurance Service
(NHIS) processes the subscription/registration for participation in the
National Health Insurance of foreigners concerned.
NHIS then sends Medical Insurance
Card as well as the insurance bills to the foreigners concerned.
The insurance premium is
calculated for each household according to income and property (if the
calculated premium is below the average premium of all subscribers, the average
premium will be imposed). The average premium in year 2019 is KRW 113,050 /