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SSC health insurance program to cost JD180m in first year

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AMMAN Social Security Corporation (SSC) Director-General Hazem Rahahleh announced on Sunday that the cost for the first year of the corporation’s new health insurance system will be JD180 million, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

Rahahleh said that in the first phase of the health insurance system 1.2 million people will be covered through the SSC, with a 5 percent proposed contribution for workers and retirees covered by the insurance.

The new health insurance plan covers those who do not have health insurance through their employers in the private sector, and retirees who do not have insurance, along with their family members, he said.

More than 2 million Jordanians, or about one-third, do not have health insurance, and Jordanians spend JD750 million directly on health care every year, the director-general said.

Rahahleh added that health insurance has existed as one of the insurance clauses within the Social Security Law since 1978, but that, since that time, it has not been implemented properly.

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