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[Social Welfare] Prevention and Management of Infectious Diseases

Infectious disease means any infectious disease classified in Group 1 infectious diseases, Group 2 infectious diseases, Group 3 infectious diseases, Group 4 infectious diseases, Group 5 infectious diseases, designated infectious diseases, infectious diseases under surveillance by the World Health Organization, infectious diseases spread through bioterrorism, sexually transmitted infectious diseases, zoonoses, and nosocomial infectious diseases

The practice of washing hands the right way and cough etiquette is the most basic means of preventing the spread of infectious diseases, preventing about 50-70% of infectious diseases

[Social Welfare] National Health Insurance (Employer-sponsored Insurance)

National health insurance is aimed at the benefit of society as a whole as it is imposed as mandatory on everyone to disperse the cost of medical care among all those insured. Workers and employers of a business, public workers, and teachers become insured through their employers.

This content provides information on the requirements of employer-sponsored insurance, the range of insurance coverage, e.g. medical expenses, pregnancy/childbirth, etc., and the calculation and payment of health insurance premiums. In addition, general legal information related to national health insurance, including how to resolve insurance premium disputes, is provided.

[Social Welfare] Overseas Koreans

While the range of overseas Koreans varies depending on the legislative purpose of individual laws, in general Korean nationals living abroad and ethnic Koreans of foreign nationality are included. In this document, a distinction is made between Koreans nationals living abroad and ethnic Koreans of foreign nationality, and useful legal information on subjects such as nationality, departure/entry, and domestic activities is provided.

[Social Welfare] National Health Insurance (Self-Employed Insured)

The national health insurance refers to a social insurance that aims to promote the stability of the life of people by distributing the burden of medical costs among all subscribers through compulsory subscription. All subscribers other than employee insured and their dependents are classified as self-employed insured. All foreign nationals and overseas Korean nationals who stay in Korea for six months or longer will also be obligated to subscribe to health insurance as self-employed insured from July 16, 2019, and they will be offered equal benefits as the citizens of the Republic of Korea.

[Social Safety/Crime] Victim and Assailant Involved with Violence and Injury

If no settlement is reached with the assailant, victims involved in violence or injury cases may receive payment for treatment and compensation by filing a civil procedure. Then, he/she may claim compensation for physical damages and medical treatment at the criminal trial proceedings. The contents below provide beneficial legal information for victims and assailants involved in cases of violence and injury.