Update: 20:38 | 14/07/2020
The number of people applying for voluntary social insurance and household health insurance saw a substantial increase on July 11-12 following a campaign by Vietnam Social Security.
The campaign was launched in cooperation with Vietnam Post to encourage people throughout the country to apply for basic insurance services.
Insurance applications have increased following a publicity campaign by the Vietnam Social Security.
According to Vietnam Social Security, 30,269 individuals applied for voluntary social insurance while the number of applications for household health insurance was 58,803.
Thanh Hoa, Tien Giang and Ho Chi Minh City recorded the largest numbers of applications for social insurance while new applications for household health insurance were most prevalent in Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Tre and Binh Duong.
Vietnam is aiming to have 35% of the working population covered by social insurance and 90.9% of the population covered by health insurance by the end of 2020.