My Number Card Use for Health Insurance
For the purpose of enhancing the convenience of My Number Card, it is allowed to use it as a public health insurance card at some medical institutions, starting on March 4, 2021. The Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare plans to launch the use of My Number Card as a health insurance card nationwide, depending on the result of the trail. The use of My Number Card for health insurance will make it possible to view and confirm various information related to medical issues anytime. In this News, we will mention the benefits and registration process for using My Number Card as a health insurance card.
2. Benefits of the use of My Number Card for health insurance
① Even when you do not have a valid health insurance card for some reasons such as starting a new job, changing jobs, getting married, or moving out, you will be able to consult your doctor or visit pharmacies by just paying the self-payment amount after your insurer completes the process of enrollment.
② For a high-cost medical expense benefit, you needed to apply for an eligibility certificate for ceiling-amount application and present it along with your health insurance card at medical institutions. From now on, the application is not required in principle by using My Number Card as a health insurance card.
③ The data of your past prescriptions or medical specific check-up is automatically connected. If you agree, you can share it with doctors or medical staff at any medical institutions or pharmacies.
④ You can access the information about your past specific check-up, prescriptions and medical expenses. (scheduled to start on October 2021)
⑤ You can enter your medical expenses automatically via Myna-Portal and apply for deductions in your individual tax return.
3. Process for registration
You need to register first before using My Number Card as a health insurance card. You can apply not only via PC but also via mobile phones. You can follow up the registration process from the sites below. (Japanese)
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