With effect from January 1, 2018, the Basic Wage will be adjusted from NT$21,009 per month to NT$22,000 per month. The Table of Grades of Insurance Salary will be adjusted accordingly. The Grade 1 insurance salary will be adjusted to NT$22,000. The original Grade 2 (NT$21,900) will be removed. The original Grade 3 (NT$22,800) will be the current Grade 2, and the following grades will replace the remaining grades accordingly. Grades and amounts above NT$22,800 remain unchanged, and the insurance salary for the highest grade is still NT$45,800. The revised Table of Grades has 17 grades. For trainees of vocational training institutions, part-time workers and disabled insured persons under sheltered employment programs for whom the monthly salary is lower than the basic wage, the monthly insurance salary shall be NT$21,009, which is a newly-added grade. There are no changes to the other grades or their respective monthly insurance salaries.
Following this revision to the Table of Grades of Insurance Salary, the Bureau of Labor Insurance shall proactively adjust the insurance salary to NT$22,000 for the following two types of insured persons, starting January 1, 2018. Effective from the same date, premiums shall be calculated on the basis of the adjusted amounts:
1. Full-time workers whose monthly insurance salary is NT$21,009 as of December 2017 (except part-time workers, disabled persons under sheltered employment programs, trainees of vocational training institutions and low income members of vocational associations).
2. All insured persons whose monthly insurance salary is NT$21,900 as of December 2017.
The notice for the adjustment of insurance salaries shall be printed on the reverse side of the insurance premium payment bills for October 2017, which shall be mailed to the insured unit in the last third of November 2017, and simultaneously announced on the e-service system of the Bureau. The details of insured persons with adjusted insurance salaries shall be printed on the premium payment bills for January 2018 (to be mailed during the last third of February 2018) under the List of Insured Persons with Changes this Month. Insured persons may visit the Bureau's e-service system for queries and downloads. The insured persons should check the lists carefully and, if there are any discrepancies, advise the Bureau as soon as possible and before the deadline for premium payment.
If an insured unit adjusts the monthly insurance salary for a full-time worker (from December 1, 2017 onward) or applies for new insurance from January 1, 2018 onward, please ensure the minimum insurance salary is NT$22,000.
The Table of Grades of Insurance Salary for Labor Insurance and the Table of Shared Insurance Premiums that are applicable from January 1, 2018 onward have been uploaded to the BLI’s website homepage under [Labor insurance]>[Insured salary]and[Labor Insurance]>[Premium]> [Related Tables]. Insured units and insured persons can view and download the tables online.