The Indonesian government has announced that it will implement new health insurance requirements for employers hiring short-term foreign workers.

Key Points:

  • Indonesian employers will soon have to provide insurance licensed by the Financial Services Authority to foreign nationals who are working for six months or less. The insurance packages include:
    • One month coverage for 762,000 IDR.
    • Three months coverage for 1,715,000 IDR.
    • Six months coverage for 2,477,000 IDR.
  • Indonesian employers will be required to complete three additional steps through this website when hiring short-term foreign workers, including:
    • Registering their company on the Asuransi Tenaga Kerja Asing/Insurance for Foreign Worker (ASTAKA) website.
    • Purchasing an insurance premium for their short-term foreign workers.
    • Activating the purchased insurance after its issuance.
  • Indonesian authorities have not set an official implementation date for the insurance requirement.

Additional Information: More information regarding the new insurance requirement for short-term foreign workers is available here.

BAL Analysis: Indonesian employers should note the additional steps they will need to complete when hiring short-term foreign workers and adjust their budgets as needed to account for the insurance premiums. BAL will provide more information regarding the insurance requirements once an implementation date is set.

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