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Beijing reimburses first foreigner for medical expenses

(Beijing Daily)

15:16, March 02, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

A foreign worker in Beijing has recently enjoyed medical expenses reimbursement and become the first one in the city to be reimbursed under China's social security system since the country extended social security coverage to foreign workers on Oct. 15, 2011.

The foreign worker is a client of China International Intellectech Corporation, a leading human resource outsourcing company.

According to the company's employee health center, it received a 3,681-yuan hospital receipt from the worker on Feb. 8, and then completed all reimbursement procedures at the Chaoyang Medical Insurance Center on Feb. 27.

As the threshold for reimbursement is 1,800 yuan with a reimbursement rate of 70 percent, the worker finally received more than 1,315.9 yuan from the country's health insurance fund.

Chinese employers are required to conduct social insurance registration on behalf of their foreign employees within 30 days of signing the labor contract, according to the Interim Measures on Participation in Social Insurance for Foreigners Working in China, which went into effect on Oct. 15, 2011.

There are around 40,000 registered foreign workers in Beijing, of whom, about 8,000 have paid into China's social security system.

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