The Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap.112) gives effect to a new concessionary tax deduction under salaries tax and personal assessment to individuals who purchase Certified Plans for themselves or their specified relatives under the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme ("VHIS") since 1 April 2019.
Recently, a member of the public received a phone call from a person who claimed to be a staff member of the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) Office. It is suspected that the phone call attempted to sell insurance products. The VHIS Office would like to remind the public that the Office and its staff are not engaged in selling activities of any insurance products, including VHIS-certified products. If you are approached by a suspected impersonated VHIS staff, or have disclosed your personal information to / conducted any financial transactions with that person, please report the case to the Police and/or contact VHIS Office at 2529 8900 immediately.
The VHIS Office recently discovered a translation error in the Chinese version of the Schedule of Surgical Procedures of the Certified Plan Policy Template (“the Policy Template”). In the fracture/dislocation section of the Surgical Schedule, “clavicle” on the 8th and 12th items was mistranslated as “scapula” and “scapula” on the 13th item was mistranslated as “clavicle”. The VHIS Office has revised the Chinese version of the Policy Template accordingly, and requested the VHIS Providers to review and revise the relevant product information of their Certified Plans. VHIS Providers will amend the policy documents and inform the policy holders concerned accordingly.
The VHIS Office apologises for any inconvenience caused. For any enquiries, please contact us at 2529 8900.
Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme Roving Exhibitions
In order to enhance public awareness and understanding of the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS), VHIS Office is holding a series of Roving Exhibitions in different districts of Hong Kong.