Informal workers wary of opt-in social insurance Society

Informal workers wary of opt-in social insurance

Farmers and workers in the informal sector are often reluctant to buy voluntary social insurance because they do not understand its benefits and lack knowledge about the programme, according to the Vietnam Social Security.
HCM City: Over 12,440 firms owe insurance premiums Business

HCM City: Over 12,440 firms owe insurance premiums

More than 12,440 enterprises in Ho Chi Minh City owed social insurance, employment insurance and health insurance premiums totaling over 2.7 trillion VND (118.2 million USD) as of June 2018, making up 4.2 percent of the annual collection plan.
Over 80,000 foreigners working in Vietnam Society

Over 80,000 foreigners working in Vietnam

Vietnam is now home to more than 80,000 foreign workers, according to Le Quang Trung, deputy head of the Department of employment under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Japanese firms talk VN business obstacles Business

Japanese firms talk VN business obstacles

Japanese enterprises raised four problems they face while doing business in Vietnam in a dialogue with the Advisory Council for Administrative Procedure Reform on December 13.
Social insurance sector moves to slash red tape Society

Social insurance sector moves to slash red tape

The social insurance sector has made significant improvement in administrative procedures reform after four years implementing the Government Resolution 19/ NQ-CP on improving the business environment, delegates told a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on September 28.
New policies take effect  in June Society

New policies take effect in June

A string of new government policies come into force in June, including the exemption of land use fees for housing projects, specific financial mechanisms for HCM City, increased fees for medical examination and treatment for the insured and reduction of social insurance premiums.