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Businessman fined NT$100,000 for breaking Taiwan quarantine to see dentist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese businessman has been fined NT$100,000 for stopping by a dentist when he was supposed to be in quarantine. A Taiwanese businessman surnamed Li (李) returned f...

Taiwan's National Health Insurance premium to rise to 5.17%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Health Insurance premium will rise from 4.69 percent to 5.17 percent starting Friday (Jan. 1), its first hike in five years. Health and Welfare Minister ...

Taiwan considers new rules to prevent abuse of health system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) said on Thursday (Nov. 26) it is working on new regulations to stop Taiwanese nationals living overseas from taking adv...

Taiwan poised to increase National Health Insurance rates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is poised to raise its National Health Insurance (NHI) rates as the national health program has been operating in the red and its reserve fund will be depleted next...

Bernie Sanders lauds Taiwan for going 'coronavirus-free for 200 days'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Thursday evening (Oct. 29) lauded Taiwan's milestone of 200 days without a local Wuhan coronavirus case, attributing it to the country...

Taiwan health minister advocates NHI fee hike during coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of a recent warning that the National Health Insurance's reserve funds will be fully depleted by the end of 2021, Taiwan's health minister is urging a ...

Taiwan mulls new health insurance policy for citizens living overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Health Insurance Administration Director-General Lee Po-chang (李伯璋) said Saturday (Sept. 19) the government is considering a new health insurance pol...

Taiwanese have 1 week to return fake Chinese masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After it was revealed a Taiwan company was caught substituting imported Chinese masks for domestically made versions, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said that ...

Taiwan company caught importing Chinese masks for ration program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan company on Thursday (Sept. 4) was ordered by the government to cease operations after it was found to have imported over 3 million non-medical grade masks from Ch...

China wanted legislative aides to steal Taiwan president’s medical records

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China wanted three former legislative aides to provide them with President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) medical records, reports said Thursday (Aug. 13). The three, named...

Taiwan urged to seize upon rise of telemedicine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has a unique opportunity to ride the wave of telemedicine spurred by the coronavirus pandemic and incorporate relevant services into its National Health Insurance (...

Taiwan's stimulus vouchers up for grabs today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's stimulus vouchers became available at post offices across the country on Wednesday (July 15). This month, Taiwan launched its "Triple Stimulus Voucher...

Indonesian woman with HIV denies media reports of 4 Taiwanese boyfriends

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An undocumented Indonesian migrant worker has denied unsubstantiated reports that she has four Taiwanese boyfriends, while authorities seek to trace the source of her HIV ...

Pre-orders for Taiwan's stimulus vouchers start today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pre-orders for Taiwan's stimulus vouchers started at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning (July 1), with the vouchers to become valid starting on July 15. This month, Taiwan...

Foreigners not wed to Taiwanese ineligible for stimulus vouchers: MOEA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign residents of Taiwan who are not married to a Taiwanese citizen will not be eligible for stimulus vouchers that will be released next month because the program is &...