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Seamen’s Insurance System

120010010-426-864-556 Last updated date:1 5 2017

Seamen’s Insurance is designed to contribute to the stable livelihood of mariners working on seagoing vessels in an emergency by paying premiums. The system provides insurance benefits for sickness, injury, childbirth, and death of mariners and their dependents based on non-occupational causes and sickness, injury, disability, and death of mariners from occupational causes including commuting.

Coverage

Compulsory Coverage

All workers employed by a ship/vessel owner must be covered by Seamen’s Insurance.

How to Enroll in the System

A ship/vessel owner must enroll his/her employee in the system by submitting the “Application to Enroll in Seamen’s Insurance” (SHIKAKU SHUTOKU TODOKE - SENIN HOKEN) within 10 days from the date of actual employment, to the Japan Pension Service Branch Office (JPS Branch Office) which covers your company.

In this case, a mariner is as defined in the Mariners Act, and includes a captain, crew members, and reserved crew members onboard the following ships/vessels:

  1. A ship/vessel owned by a Japanese national, Japanese company, or Japanese public office
  2. A ship/vessel rented/leased by a Japanese national, Japanese company or Japanese public office, or contracted for navigation from a port in Japan to a port in a foreign country
  3. A ship/vessel whose crew members are assigned by the Japanese government
  4. A ship/vessel that only navigates domestic ports

※Crew members onboard the following ships/vessels are not included among mariners:

  1. A ship whose gross tonnage is less than five tons
  2. A ship that only navigates lakes, rivers, or ports
  3. A yacht or motorboat used for sports and recreation
  4. Specific fishing boats with tonnage of less than 30 tons (fishing boats for coastal fishery, non-powered craft, etc.)

Voluntary and Continuous Coverage

You can apply for the continuous coverage on a voluntary basis when you retire after you have been covered by the Seamen's Insurance for at least 2 consecutive months.
For details, please refer to website of the 新規ウインドウで開きます。Japan Health Insurance Association.(外部リンク)

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