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Quang Nam (VNA) - Cities and provinces in the central region aim to surpass the 2016 plan for social, health and unemployment insurance revenue by at least 2 percent.

At a conference in the central province of Quang Nam on January 22, social insurance agencies of nine localities in the region set out several measures to achieve the target.

One of the measures is to bring lawsuits against businesses for failing to pay insurance for their employees.

In addition to popularising social insurance policies to beneficiaries, social insurance organisations should hold dialogues with corporate management and workers at industrial parks to address difficulties and help them implement the insurance policies in an effective manner.

Last year, the region raked in 16.18 trillion VND (722.4 million USD) from insurance, exceeding Vietnam Social Security’s target. Currently, 852,488 people have joined compulsory social insurance, 27,581 people pay for voluntary social insurance, nearly 768,000 labourers have registered for unemployment insurance and over 8.1 million others hold health insurance.

More than 960,500 people in Da Nang , accounting for 95 percent of the city’s total population, have access to health insurance. Along with increasing insurance coverage, the city is also concerned about health service quality.

However, insurance arrears are common in most localities, with total insurance debts owed by local enterprises amounting to over 529 billion VND (23.6 million USD). The social insurance sector is taking drastic measures to deal with the issue and making concerted efforts to lower insurance debt to under 3.5 percent of the total due payment./.