Digital insurance app VssID launched
14:19 | 18/11/2020

VGP - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on November 16 pressed the button to launch the “VssID-Digital Social Insurance - a mobile application of the Viet Nam Social Security (VSS).

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (5th from left) presses the button to launch the mobile application of the Viet Nam Social Security (VSS) - “VssID-Digital Social Insurance”, Ha Noi, November 17, 2020 - Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

The VssID app, which is available on IOS and Android platforms, provides users with information on social insurance and health insurance mechanisms and policies, social insurance engagement history, social insurance codes, medical facilities accepting social insurance as well as places for paying insurance premiums.

The application of VssID is a major step forwards in the VSS’s digital transformation process, General Director of VSS Nguyen The Manh said, adding that the VSS has joined hands with the Ministry of Health to pilot the app for local residents at 10 flood-hit Central localities with the use of health insurance card on the VssID instead of paper health insurance card. 

Speaking at the event, PM Phuc said that the app is a practical step in enhancing the administrative reform and IT application of the VSS, contributing to the national digital strategy and establishing an e-Government. 

The coverage of health insurance witnessed an increase of 1.3 times higher than in 2015, making up nearly 33% of the labor force in 2020 while the proportion of people participating in health insurance rose from 76.5% in 2015 to 91% in 2020, Phuc stressed. 

The Government leader asked the VSS to continue integrating public services and online payment utilities into the app in line with ensuring cyber security and information confidentiality for users. 

By Thuy Dung  

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