Paying labor and health insurance independently

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Paying labor and health insurance independently

Postby Icon » 10 May 2012, 10:28

Does anyone have experience in this area? Are you self-employed, hopefully APRC holder, and pay the labor and health insurance by yourself, meaning not dependent on an employer/partner/spouse?

From my search here, it says to pay laobao or labor insurance you have to have a local partner (Bismark's quote from 2009). :eek: Now, those of us who have no local partners, zemapana?
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Re: Paying labor and health insurance independently

Postby riceworm » 10 May 2012, 13:46

No worries about health insurance: Residents from Hong Kong, Macau, China and Other Foreigners (See condition 4)

Just go to the NHI office by the main station with your ID and proof of residence, and they'll insure you on the spot. 臺北市中正區公園路15-1號5樓

Not sure about labor insurance for APRC holders.
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Re: Paying labor and health insurance independently

Postby Icon » 10 May 2012, 15:13

Went to ask the Labor Insurance Bureau and the answer was clear as chocolate. Apparently, you have to be an employee to pay. Gotta keep on digging.
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Re: Paying labor and health insurance independently

Postby Belgian Pie » 10 May 2012, 15:23

Icon wrote:Went to ask the Labor Insurance Bureau and the answer was clear as chocolate. Apparently, you have to be an employee to pay. Gotta keep on digging.


Not true, even the unemployed need to pay in ... and they have to do it somewhere.
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Re: Paying labor and health insurance independently

Postby Icon » 10 May 2012, 15:44

Belgian Pie wrote:
Icon wrote:Went to ask the Labor Insurance Bureau and the answer was clear as chocolate. Apparently, you have to be an employee to pay. Gotta keep on digging.


Not true, even the unemployed need to pay in ... and they have to do it somewhere.


That is why I was confused. We were told by 2 different clerks that no, you had to be employed. One send me to the local union chapter. :s I hope it was just a language confusion.
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Re: Paying labor and health insurance independently

Postby riceworm » 10 May 2012, 15:46

Unemployed Taiwanese citizens get billed for National Pension instead.
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Re: Paying labor and health insurance independently

Postby Belgian Pie » 10 May 2012, 15:54

Anyways, I'm paying in true my wife as a dependent ... her (employer) company has to arrange that.
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Re: Paying labor and health insurance independently

Postby Icon » 10 May 2012, 16:10

riceworm wrote:Unemployed Taiwanese citizens get billed for National Pension instead.


Definetively, I must rush that citizenship ASAP.
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Paying labor and health insurance independently

Postby headhonchoII » 10 May 2012, 20:03

If you don't work for a while and then get another job I believe you have to make up the difference owed in Lao Bao contributions.
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Re: Paying labor and health insurance independently

Postby Icon » 11 May 2012, 12:25

headhonchoII wrote:If you don't work for a while and then get another job I believe you have to make up the difference owed in Lao Bao contributions.


If I have to, I don't mind. The problem is: will they allow me to?
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