Interim Measures for Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan Residents to Participate in Social Insurance Scheme in the Mainland (National Healthcare Security Administration Order No. 41)
29 November 2019
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the National Healthcare Security Administration passed the “Interim Measures for Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan Residents to Participate in Social Insurance Scheme in the Mainland” on 29 November 2019. The Interim Measures mainly include the following:
- Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan residents who have employment in the Mainland (employed persons), non-employed Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan residents living in the Mainland or university students living in the Mainland (non-employed persons) may be included in the scope of the national social insurance scheme;
- Employed persons in the Mainland shall make basic social contributions under five categories while non-employed persons can make basic pension and medical insurance contributions according to the local laws; and
- The application procedures for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan residents will be the same as Mainland residents.
The interim measures will take effect from 1 January 2020.