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After the introduction of medical insurance, more than 9.8 million Kazakhstan citizens will receive medical services at state expense

After the introduction of medical insurance, more than 9.8 million Kazakhstan citizens will receive medical services at state expense

After the launch in Kazakhstan the system of mandatory social medical insurance (further - MSMI) more than 9.8 million people belonging to socially vulnerable layers of the population, will receive medical services by paying premiums for them by the state.

From paying contributions to the Social Medical Insurance Fund are exempt (further - SMIF) 15 categories of citizens, 12 of them are socially vulnerable layers of the population, as well as military personnel, staff of special state and law enforcement agencies.

To socially vulnerable strata of the population include:

- children;

- mothers with many children, awarded pendants "Altyn Alka", "Kumis Alka" and got before the rank "Mother–heroine" and awarded the order of "Maternal glory" I and II degree;

- participants and invalids of the second world war;

with disabilities;

- persons registered as unemployed;

- people studying and living in residential institutions;

- persons enrolled in full-time education in the organizations of technical and vocational, post-secondary, higher education and postgraduate education in the form of residency;

- persons who are on leave in connection with childbirth, adoption  of newborn child, to care for a child under the age of 3 years;

- disabled pregnant women and disabled persons actually raising a child up to the age of 3 years;

- pensioners;

- persons serving a sentence by verdict of the courtin in prisons, with the exception of minimum security institutions;

- persons held in temporary detention facilities and investigative detention facilities.

We remind, since January 1, 2017 the state, employers and self-employed citizens will begin to make contributions in FSMI.

The state contribution rate for special categories of citizens will be 7% of the average wage. The rate will gradually increase: 4% in 2017, 5% since 2018, 6% in 2023, since 2024 - 7%.

The overall rate of employers ' contributions will amount to 5% of income, while contributions starting from 2% in 2017, 3% in 2018, 4% in 2019 and since 2020 - 5%.

The contribution rate of self-employed citizens (individual entrepreneurs, private notaries, private bailiffs, lawyers, professional mediators, individuals who receive income under contracts of civil-legal feature) will be 7% of income. In this case, 2% in 2017, 3% in 2018, 5% in 2019 and since 2020 - 7%.

Employees will begin to make deductions from 2019 - 1% of income, since 2020 - 2%.

The funding from fund will start since July 1, 2017.

Changed on 3 June, 2016 - 19:51
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