|Sony health insurance medical care
system for retirees
|| A health insurance
plan for retirees operated by the Sony Health Insurance Society
in place of the National Health Insurance system
Members receive the same benefits and healthcare services received while actively employed.
Note: This plan entails several restrictions and precautions.
receiving "old-age (retirement) pension benefits" or "aggregate
old-age (retirement) pension benefits" who were members
of the Sony Health Insurance Society (including Sony Sales
Health Insurance and Aiwa Health Insurance) for a total of
or more (or for a total of 10 years or more after becoming
40 years of age)
|Valid period of
||Note: After joining this program, you can lose eligibility only in the following cases: when the insured person dies, when you accept a position with a company that requires you to join its health insurance plan, when you become a dependent under another health insurance plan, when your residency is cancelled due to moving overseas, or when you have not paid your insurance premiums.
joining the plan
||Take the steps
necessary with respect to Sony Health Insurance within 20
calendar days of the day after the date your retirement from
Note: Once more than 3 months pass after your retirement
from the company, you are no longer eligible to join the
||(1) Special-Case Retired Individuals Medical Care System application
application (for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.)
remittance application (for postal savings accounts)
|| A single rate applies to all plan members (including long-term care insurance premiums paid through the month prior to the insured's 65th birthday)
* In general, the insured will pay 50% of the health insurance
premiums payable based on the average salary during his
tenure with the company.
||Special-Case Retired Individuals Medical Care System card
||Same as when
during active employment.
* Although you can receive additional benefits, you cannot receive illness or injury allowance.
|Insured persons less than 70 years of age and dependents between school student and 69
||…30% of the total amount for both inpatient and outpatient services
|Dependents who is prechool
||…20% of the total amount for both inpatient and outpatient services
|Insured persons and dependents aged 70-74
||【Persons with general income 】
…20% of the total amount for both inpatient and outpatient services
10% through March 31,2009*1
|【Persons earning the same amount as active workers*2】
…30% of the total amount for both inpatient and outpatient services
|*1 Although copayment for those aged 70-74 was scheduled for revision to 20% effective April 2008 , this revision has been postponed until April 2009. Under exceptional measures for FY 2008, the difference from this copayment of 20% is covered by the Japanese government.
|*2Persons with standard monthly salaries of 280,000 yen or higher and annual taxable income of 1,450,000 yen or higher.