of notices sent from Sony Health Insurance
|Notice of Medical Costs
be used for grasping how much your entire family incurred in
medical expenses over one year (from the beginning of April of
the previous year through March of the current year)
have undergone covered examinations or treatment at medical institutions
|Certificate of Health Insurance Medical Care Benefit Payment
all medical expenses for a ten-month period (January to October
of the current year) in a single list for use in filing your
income tax returns (Medical cost deduction).
of Payment Decision
shows a breakdown of copayment reimbursements, dependent medical
care additional sums, and other benefits paid by Sony Health
Insurance. Since these benefits are paid automatically, use this
notice to confirm amounts paid.
who have undergone covered examinations or treatment at medical
institutions and received additional benefits
Notice of Medical Costs
The Notice of Medical Costs indicates medical costs and institutions for
services used by the insured and dependents over one year (from the beginning
of April of the previous year through March of the current year). It is
mailed to the residence of the insured in July. Use this document to discuss
medical costs among family members and to increase their awareness and
understanding of these costs.
of Health Insurance Medical Care Benefit Payment
certificate can be used to declare "medical expenses deductions"
to the tax office if a "certificate of additional benefits issued
your health insurance society" is required. The certificate covers
medical costs and benefits paid over the period of January to October
of the current year.
employees do not file their own income tax returns (filing period:
February 16 to March 15). However, the medical expenses deduction
may be used to obtain a refund for overpayment of income taxes.
You may apply for this deduction if your entire family incurred
100,000 yen (or 5% of total income) or more on medical expenses
over the course of the year (January to December). Contact your
nearest tax office for more information.
Declaring this deduction requires certification of medical expenses.
Be sure to keep "receipts" and other documents received from hospitals.
|Questions & Answers
are medical expenses for November and December not covered in
the "Notice of Medical Costs"? And why is the "Notice of
Payment Decision" sent 4
months after treatment?
are explained by the same reason: In principle, hospitals total
medical expenses at the end of each month and prepare detailed
reports on and
invoices for medical costs (detailed statements), indicating
"the content of examinations and treatments and the costs for
each patient over the
month" in question. Sony Health Insurance calculates benefits
as soon as it receives these statements. However, since these
statements from the
hospital arrive at Sony Health Insurance 2 to 3 months after
the medical services covered, the "Notice of Medical Costs" issued
in late January cannot
include medical services received in November or December. This
also explains why the "Notice of Payment Decision" is sent 4
months after treatment.
"Notice of Payment Decision"
will be sent to individuals receiving the following benefits:
1. Copayment reimbursements
2. Dependent medical costs additional sum
3. High-cost medical care benefits (for the insured, dependents,
4. Total high-cost medical
care additional sum
5. Home-visit nursing care additional benefits (for the insured individual
and the dependents)
principle, this will be sent to the insured within 3 months following
the month in which the examination was received (see Questions and
Answers). In general, the amount indicated will be paid together with
your salary for the month in which the notice was sent. Since payment
methods vary from company to company, please check with the individual
in charge of health insurance matters at your workplace for more information.
payments for which the health insurance card is not used, other than
those under 1 to 5 above (such as childbirth and childcare lump-sum
grant and injury and sickness allowance) are indicated in a "Notice
of Payment Decision of Insurance Benefits" sent separately. Please
confirm detailed information by referring to the notice.
| If your address
|Type of object
|Insured individuals employed at business
If you do not have a spouse
You do not need to submit a notice to the Sony Health Insurance Society.
(The Society does not require address information.)
Persons with spouses or dependents aged 40 or above
Telephone the Insurance Medical Examination Group at the Sony Health Insurance Society if the dependent痴 address differs from that of the insured person.
Please conduct change of address procedures for no. 3 insured persons under the National Pension.
|Insured individuals under the
voluntary continuation system or special system for retirees
Promptly submit a change of
* Persons with spouses or dependents aged 40 or above
Telephone the Insurance Medical Examination Group at the Sony Health Insurance Society separately if the dependent痴 address differs from that of the insured person.
* Failure to submit a notice of change in
address may keep you from receiving mail* sent by the Sony
Health Insurance Society. For this reason, be sure to
submit your change of address notice.
* Sony Health Insurance Society will send
documents such as the following by mail: "Notice of
Medical Costs" (sent in July), "Notice of Payment
Decision" (sent to eligible individuals monthly), "Certificate
of Health Insurance Medical Care Benefit Payment" (sent
in late January), and "Notice of Medical Checkup for
Homemaker" (sent once per year to eligible individuals).