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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Tags: insurance premiums
Supplementary health insurance packages proposed Supplementary health insurance packages proposed
Insured patients could purchase supplementary health insurance packages to cover more medical services than the basic package currently provided. It is highlighted in a draft law prepared by the Ministry of Health to replace the 2008 Law on Health Insurance.
Official Gazette issues Nos 82-84/2019 issued on November 29 2019 Official Gazette issues Nos 82-84/2019, issued on November 29, 2019
Employees likely to get support for occupational disease treatment Employees likely to get support for occupational disease treatment
The State would provide financial support for employees to cover expenses for examination and treatment of occupational diseases, according to a draft decree guiding the Law on Occupational Safety and Health regarding occupational accident and disease insurance
Corporate liability for offenses against the economic management order in Vietnam Corporate liability for offenses against the economic management order in Vietnam
The 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017) (the Code) is Vietnam’s first and only code that holds commercial legal persons criminally liable for committing criminal acts. This is a breakthrough in the country’s criminal justice policy and leads to a substantial change in the general perception about crime and punishment. It also applies various penalties to commercial legal persons found liable for crimes[1], including three principal penalties (fine, suspension from operation, and termination of operation), three additional penalties (prohibition from doing business or operating in certain areas, prohibition from raising capital, and fine, when not imposed as a principal penalty), and five judicial measures (confiscation of objects and money directly related to the crime; return of property, redress of or compensation for damage; coerced public apology; coerced restoration to the original state; and coerced application of measures to redress and prevent further consequences).
Compulsory social insurance for foreign workers: A must in the era of economic integration Compulsory social insurance for foreign workers: A must in the era of economic integration
The policy on compulsory social insurance for foreign workers was introduced in Vietnam for the first time in October last year under Government Decree 143 of 2018. Dinh Huy Hung, Deputy Director of the Premium Collection Department under the Vietnam Social Security (VSS), talks with the Doi Song & Phap Luat newspaper about initial results of the new policy.
Enlightening the shadow economy: why and how Enlightening the shadow economy: why and how
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently signed a scheme on measuring non-observed economic activities, with a view to drawing a clearer and more comprehensive picture of the national economy.
Official Gazette issues Nos 112-115/2018 published on January 11 2019 Official Gazette issues Nos 112-115/2018, published on January 11, 2019
Top 10 legal documents in 2018 Top 10 legal documents in 2018
Selected by Vietnam Law and Legal Forum magazine, these include the Law on Cyber Security, the Anti-Corruption Law, guiding texts of the Law on Foreign Trade Management, Government Decree 86/2018/ND-CP on foreign cooperation and investment in education, among others.
Foreign workers required to participate in compulsory social insurance Foreign workers required to participate in compulsory social insurance
From December 1, foreign workers in Vietnam will be covered by compulsory social insurance for their sickness, maternity and occupational accidents or diseases.
Health insurance for expats Health insurance for expats
As provided by Vietnamese law, a foreigner residing in Vietnam can purchase household health insurance in Vietnam at the place where he/she has made his/her household or temporary residence registration.

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