Health Services Guidance
Health insurance societies are obligated by law to conduct projects as required for health education, health counseling, health examinations, and otherwise maintaining and improving the health of the insured and their dependents. These projects are called health insurance society projects.
Based on an ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare may mandate health insurance societies to actively implement projects particularly focused on the prevention of diseases, health checkups, recuperation, recreation, and health maintenance. In addition, specific health checkups and specific health guidance were commenced from April 2008 with a focus on metabolic syndrome for the insured and their dependents aged 40 or above. Furthermore, Health Japan 21 (2nd Edition) based on the Health Promotion Act that stipulates the active implementation of health promotion and disease prevention was commenced from April 2013.
What kind of system is a cafeteria plan?
A cafeteria plan is a system in which a wide menu of available services in line with the objectives of health insurance society projects is offered through a points system, from which the insured can freely select the services they need within the scope of points that are granted in advance. Such a system not only makes it possible for health insurance societies to effectively use their budget, it also makes it possible to respond to the various needs of the insured and their dependents. The health insurance society project menu is limited to the menu of the categories related to projects as stipulated in the ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare that was described above.
Because the Internet is used for the Accenture Health Insurance Society’s cafeteria plan it is available 24 hours per day, even from your computer at home.