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Long-Term Care Insurance System for the Elderly

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Difference between the National Health Insurance System and Long Term Care System

The national health insurance manages the services provided by hospitals (clinic) and pharmacies including diagnosis of disease (such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, etc.), hospitalization, outpatient treatment, and rehabilitation. However, the Long-Term Care Insurance provides service that supports physical or housework activities for the elderly who have difficulty in taking care of themselves due to Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, or other geriatric diseases

Long-Term Care Insurance System vs. Previous Benefit Service System for the elderly

Type Long-Term Care Insurance Previous Benefit Service System
for the elderly
Related law
  • Long-term care insurance Act
  • Senior Welfare Act
Target Groups
  • Universal system
  • for persons 65 years or older who need long-term care and people under 65 who have dementia and other geriatric diseases
  • Lower-income target groups(optional)
  • including National basic livelihood security beneficiaries
Service Option
  • Service provision based on beneficiaries and dependents
  • Assesment of local government head(based on provider)
Sources of Revenue
  • Long term care premium + National and municipal burden + user copayment
  • Government and municipal burden