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Sunday, March 29, 2020
Tags: social insurance
Prime Minister requires further expansion of social insurance coverage Prime Minister requires further expansion of social insurance coverage
Vietnam has basically achieved the target of health insurance for all, but it still needs to further expand the coverage of social insurance, according to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
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.
Assurance of social security in Vietnam: achievements and orientations Assurance of social security in Vietnam: achievements and orientations
Vietnam’s social security model has proved to be preeminent and suitable to the country’s socio-economic conditions as well as its development toward socialism. However, despite undeniable accomplishments, limitations and shortcomings still exist. This article reviews the situation and suggests orientations for development of social security in Vietnam.
Official Gazette issues Nos 82-84/2019 issued on November 29 2019 Official Gazette issues Nos 82-84/2019, issued on November 29, 2019
NA deputies discuss overtime working NA deputies discuss overtime working
The National Assembly Committee of Social Affairs opened its plenary session in Hanoi on October 2 discussing the revised Labor Code.
Official Gazette issues Nos 44-48/2019 published on August 19 2019 Official Gazette issues Nos 44-48/2019, published on August 19, 2019
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).
New rule paves way for SME development New rule paves way for SME development
With a view to strengthening the capacity of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the Government on May 10 issued Decree 39, prescribing the establishment and operation of the SME Development Fund.
Finance ministry proposes cutting CIT for SMEs Finance ministry proposes cutting CIT for SMEs
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has recently proposed reducing corporate income tax (CIT) rates for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to 15-17 percent from the current 20 percent.
Vietnam Cuba share experience in policymaking Vietnam, Cuba share experience in policymaking
Vietnamese National Assembly Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu has met with Vice President of the State Council and Comptroller General of Cuba Gladys Bejerano Portela and Vice President of the Council of Ministers Marino Murillo as part his working visit to the Caribbean nation.

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