THE PAYABLE PREMIUMS AND HEALTH ALLOWANCE RELATED TO GENERAL HEALTHS INSURANCE
As it has been announced in the trade registry gazette dated 31.12.2015, the Minimum Wage Determination Commission has resolved that the daily minimum wage amount will be increased to 54.9 TRY, which equates to a monthly amount of 1,647.00 TRY. Together with the increase in minimum wage, there has also been a revision of the exceptions on premiums related to general health. Previously, individuals who underwent an income analysis and were found to earn 424.50 TRY or less per month were not required to pay premiums related to general health insurance. With the new minimum wage amount, the exemption rule has been revised so that individuals earning up to 549.00 TRY are not required to pay premiums for general health insurance. It is therefore advisable that individuals undergo an additional income analysis by the relevant authorities in their jurisdictions.
The individuals in a household shall be taken into account in the determination of Income. The unmarried children in a household, who seem to be registered to live in the same location with other family members according to address registration system, the ones that show on MERNIS records but do not live at the same location with their families, the children that live in another location for education purposes and the ones that are under 25 years of age, shall all be considered as living in the same household as their families, when determining the income.
They will pay general health insurance contribution;
- For the ones whose salary is determined to be one-third (1/3) of the minimum wage or up to the minimum wage:
1.647,00 TL / 3 = 549,00 TL * %12 = 65,88 TL
- For the ones whose salary is determined to be up to twice the minimum wage:
1.647,00 TL * %12 = 197,64 TL
- For the ones whose salary is determined to be more than twice the minimum wage:
1.647,00 TL * 2 = 3.294,00 TL * %12 = 395,28 TL
The citizens who have income amounting to 549,00 TRY or below this level, who have renewed their income tests with the new minimum wage, shall benefit from health allowance without charge.