All JET Programme participants are covered with four types of insurance. Three of these are compulsory insurances set by the Japanese government. The fourth type is a special private policy for JET Programme participants.

Public insurances, compulsory according to the Japanese Law:
 (1) National Health Insurance
 (2) Pension Insurance
 (3) Employment Insurance
Private Insurance (for JET Programme participants only):
 (4) JET Programme Accident Insurance

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CLAIR strongly recommends that you thoroughly read the insurance policy information available and that you maintain health insurance in your home country, as these insurances may not cover you fully in all situations.
Public Insurances
(1) National Health Insurance:
The National Health Insurance Card should be carried at all times. Insurance coverage may be refused for individuals not carrying their insurance card. 70% of medical expenses are covered for illness and injuries. Medical care benefits include medical examination, provision of medicines or medical care supplies, emergency treatment, surgery and other medical treatment, in-home medical care, hospitalisation and nursing. The beneficiary of this insurance is thus covered in case of illness or injury, death or birth.
(2) Pension Insurance:
Enrollment in this policy is a legal requirement. It will provide for JET Programme participants or the family of JET Programme participants in the event that they are seriously injured or die during the period when payments are being made into the policy. After leaving Japan, participants are entitled to apply for a partial refund of the money they paid into the pension insurance.
(3) Employment Insurance:
JET Programme participants working in Japan must enter the employment insurance scheme, regardless of nationality. It is possible for people who have joined this insurance policy and who fulfill the necessary requirements to receive unemployment benefits.
JET Programme Accident Insurance

For more information about the JET Program Accident Insurance, please refer to the pages below.

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