Health Insurance Card

Health Insurance Card

Through its health provider, OIST provides a health card to all employees and their dependent family members. With the health insurance card, you will pay 30% of the actual cost for visiting a doctor/dentist and for prescription drugs. There are some exceptions, such as health screening, orthodontistry, and childbirth expenses. OIST will issue your Health Insurance Card about 4 weeks after you submit all necessary documents. Please pick up the card from the HR office.

Although language and culture differences can make it challenging to navigate the medical system, health care in Japan is widely available, efficient, and affordable. Please save all your receipts for doctor visits and prescription medicine. If you have out of-pocket medical expenses of more than ¥100,000 per year, you can deduct a portion of those expenses from your taxes.

* Getting Private Medical Insurance
If you are thinking of getting private medical insurance, contact ACE Insurance., In addition to auto insurance, they provide a wide range of insurance policies. They are an English-speaking agency.

ACE Insurance
TEL: 098-936-2710 (English speaking agents: WILTEC)
E-mail: info@wiltec-insurance.com
URL: http://www.acegroup.com/jp-en/