[ltr]2023.02.14 - 10:55[/ltr]
Baghdad - Nas
The Ministry of Health announced, on Tuesday, the amount of health insurance deduction from the employee's salary, while specifying the start date for the deduction.
A spokesman for the Insurance Authority, Ihab Abdel-Karim, said in a statement followed by "NAS" (February 14, 2023), that "the health insurance project is in place, and registration processes are taking place amid periodic follow-up around the clock by the Minister of Health, Saleh Mahdi Al-Hasnawi."
Abdul Karim added, "The deduction for health insurance from the salaries of employees starts from next July, the start of the warranty service," noting that "the deduction is 1% of the salary of the employee participating in the guarantee, and it is at a rate of 5 thousand dinars for every 500 thousand of the employee's salary."
He continued, "The employee participating in the health insurance service pays the wages of the health service provided to him in the private wards of government hospitals at a rate of only 10%, while the wages of the health service from operations or others in government hospitals amount to 25% of their wages."
Abdul Karim explained, "Health insurance includes retirees and beneficiaries of social protection salaries at certain rates determined by the Ministry of Labor, as well as a future plan to include citizens and workers in the private sector." They have a salary.
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