Family membership

Health insurance provides insurance benefits not just to insured persons, but to their dependent family members. These family members are referred to as “dependents”. Family members must meet certain conditions related to the extent of “family relationship” and “income” before they are authorized as dependents.

Adding a family member

Required documents:
Documents to attach for dependent certification
Deadline: Within five days after the reason for adding the family member arises
Applies to: Insured persons for whom the number of dependent family members increases due to marriage, childbirth, etc.
Submission destination Send the application form
Notes: See the Description page for information on standards for certifying dependents.

Removing a family member

Required documents:
Health insurance card (for the dependent to be removed)
Elderly benefits card (if issued)
Eligibility Certificate for Ceiling-Amount Application (if issued)
Deadline: Within five days after the reason for adding the family member arises
Applies to: [Insured persons with dependents who meet the following descriptions]
  • No longer eligible as dependents due to reasons such as employment, living apart from the insured person, or death
  • No longer satisfy the conditions for certification as dependents due to increased income
  • No longer rely on the income of the insured person for their livelihood because the insured person no longer provides an allowance
Submission destination Send the application form
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