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Jakarta Post

It's official: Jokowi increases BPJS premium by 100 percent starting January next year

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BPJS Kesehatan(JP/Swi)
Gemma Holliani Cahya
Jakarta   ●   Wed, October 30, 2019

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has finally signed a new presidential regulation (Perpres) on healthcare security, which stipulates a rise in the premiums for the Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan).

Perpres No. 75/2019 on health insurance, signed on Oct. 24, replaced the previous regulation No. 82/2018 on the same matter and will begin to take effect in January next year.

The regulation has been awaited by BPJS Kesehatan ─ which manages Indonesia’s national health insurance (JKN) ─ as the former was expected to help the state insurer overcome the perpetual financial losses they suffered.

In the new regulation, the government has decided to double the premium for the first-class service to Rp 160,000 (US$11) per month per person, while more than doubling the cost for the second-class service from Rp 51,000 to Rp 11...

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