Healthcare
Sectors

EPP 1: Mandating Health Insurance for Foreign Workers

  • GNI by 2020 (mil)
    RM171.3
  • Projected jobs by 2020
    -

Approximately 3.1 million foreign workers employed in low-technology, labour-intensive industries in Malaysia are uninsured or under-insured, resulting in a substantial amount of unpaid hospitalisation bills at public hospitals. Through this EPP, private medical insurance-- the Hospitalisation and Surgical Scheme for Foreign Workers (SPIKPA)--was made mandatory for all foreign workers, with the exception of domestic maids and plantation workers, to reduce the strain on Malaysia’s public healthcare system.

Highlights

  • In 2014, 1.7 million foreign workers were insured under the Foreign Worker's Health Insurance Protection Scheme (SPIKPA).
  • The Cabinet has agreed that the registration of Third Party Claims Administrators will be placed under the purview of Bank Negara Malaysia to ensure the smooth implementation of the scheme.
2015/08/06
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Status:
Operational
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