National Health Insurance News

From April 2019, pregnant women wil lbe exempted from paying National Health Insurance payments for a period around the birth. To be eligible, you must complete the necessary paperwork available at the Insurance & Pension Division (hoken nenkin-ka) at window 15 on the 1st floor of Takasaki City Hall. The application can be made up to 6 months before the due date.

Eligible people must fulfill all of the following conditions:

  1. Enrolled in National Health (kokumin kenko hoken)
  2. Aged 20 to 59 years, can be self-employed, a primary producer (farmer or fisher), students.
  3. Have given birth or be due to give birth from 1st February 2019 onwards (including premature births, miscarriages, loss of newborn).

Period of exemption from paying National Health Insurance

From the month before the month of giving birth  for a total of 4 months. In the case of multiple births (twins, etc.) it is 3 months before the date of birth for a total of 6 months.

Proof needed to apply:

My Number card (paper card or plastic ID card)

Drivers license or other photo ID

Mother & Child Health Booklet (boshi techo)

Need an affidavit, ID and the personal seal of the applicant when a third party makes the application on behalf of the applicant.