At the meeting, Vice Director of Hanoi’s Social Insurance Dam Thi Hoa said as of March 2021, the health insurance coverage reached 90.2% with 7.24 million people, up 7,258 from 2020; the number of people enrolling in compulsory social insurance stood at 1.8 million, up 10,073 from 2020, or 37.1% of the total workforce in working age.
Meanwhile, the number of people enrolling in unemployment insurance was 1.74 million, up 10,335 from 2020, or 35.8% of the workforce, and those enrolling in the voluntary social insurance reached 48,725, up 51 against last December, or 0.82% of the work force.
As of March 25, 2021, premium income from social, health and voluntary insurance was estimated at VND9.63 trillion, reaching 18.52% of the target, and down 2.62% compared to the same period of last year.
Over the past period, Hanoi Social Insurance has been cooperating with related agencies in paying pension and social insurance benefits in March and April 2021 for 587,577 people.
Total payment from social insurance in the first four months of this year stood at VND15 trillion.
Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Chu Xuan Dung highlighted the efforts of local authorities in promoting social and health insurance among the public, while calling for the coverage for health insurance to reach 91.5% of the population, compulsory social insurance of 39%, and voluntary insurance of 37%.
Dung urged the authorities to continue addressing concern of enterprises to further boost economic development and ensure lawful rights of workers.
“Social and health insurance are key to ensure social order and welfare. Drastic measures, therefore, are needed to realize all targets set by the municipal People’s Council and People’s Committee to protect lawful rights of workers in Hanoi,” said Dung.