Good Neighbor Insurance, http://www.goodneighborinsurance.com/, provides international travel and medical insurance to those traveling and residing outside the U.S. As a third culture kid (TCK) I fully enjoy traveling overseas each year. One of the countries that is dear to my heart is Indonesia. I was born in East Java where both my younger siblings were born. I was raised in Indonesia, mostly in East Java and Jakarta, and graduated from the Jakarta International School in 1986. Then I moved back to the U.S. Now, each year, I go back and enjoy meeting up with my expat and Indonesian friends as well as enjoy scuba diving in all the great places Indonesia has to offer.
Indonesia’s coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare, Bapak (Mr.) Agung Laksono, has said that he wants health insurance to be available to all eligible Indonesians by 2019. The multi-stage program will begin implementation in 2014, and within five years all Indonesian are predicted to have health insurance, as stipulated by the Law on National Social Security Systems (SJSN). This law was introduced in 2004. As of 2011, 63 percent of Indonesian, 145.3 million Indonesian, were covered by a variety of health insurance schemes. According to Mr. Agung, wealthier people will be expected to pay for their own premiums, or be covered by their employers. But low-income families will be covered by the government via an allotted fund of IDR25.68 trillion (USD2.69 million).