Pelita Harapan University (UPH) rector Jonathan L. Parapak, left, and Shanti Lestari, head of the BPJS Kesehatan Tigaraksa branch, pose for a photo after signing an agreement in Karawaci, Tangerang, on May 30. (Photo courtesy of UPH)

UPH, BPJS Kesehatan Sign Deal to Provide Students With Health Insurance


JUNE 05, 2017

Jakarta. Pelita Harapan University, or UPH, has joined hands with state health care agency BPJS Kesehatan to provide health insurance to its students, it said in a statement received by the Jakarta Globe on Monday (05/06).

UPH rector Jonathan L. Parapak and Shanti Lestari, the head of BPJS Tigaraksa in Tangerang, signed an agreement at the end of May.

Starting from June 1, UPH students are subscribed to the BPJS national health insurance plan, or JKN, and the Indonesia Health Card, or KIS. Registered students can use their BPJS membership to pay for medical expenses at Siloam Hospital in Karawaci.

"With this collaboration, there will be no financial obstacles if a student falls ill. The university will be responsible for the administration of membership applications and collecting premiums. Students are registered collectively through the university's virtual BPJS account," Shanti said.

The BPJS strives to achieve its goal of universal health coverage for all Indonesians. In March, the BPJS started cooperating with the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education to encourage more memberships by people in the academic sector.

The BPJS also partnered with other universities, such as the Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB), Andalas University, Padjajaran University, Muhammadiyah University Yogyakarta, Hasanudin University and Palangkaraya University.