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Childbirth

“A Childbirth and Childcare Lump-Sum Grant” is paid when an insured person gives birth. “A Dependents' Childbirth and Childcare Lump-Sum Grant” is paid when a dependent family member gives birth. Don't forget to add the newborn as a dependent in these cases.

Request a Childbirth and Childcare Lump-Sum Grant

When using the system of direct payment of Childbirth and Childcare Lump-sum Grant to medical institutions

Submit the documents on agreement to use the system to the medical care institution or other facility where you plan to give birth. (You need not take any action with respect to the Health Insurance Society. For details, check with the medical care institution or other facility where you plan to give birth.)

Applies to: Insured persons or dependents using the system of direct payment of Childbirth and Childcare Lump-sum Grant to medical institutions if childbirth expenses are less than the Childbirth and Childcare Lump-Sum Grant to be paid
Address inquiries to: The medical care institution or other facility where you plan to give birth
Notes: If the childbirth costs are less than the Childbirth and Childcare Lump-Sum Grant payment amount (*), the difference will be paid.
It is not necessary to apply for the payment of this difference. We will confirm the details based on the claim from the medical care institution and then transfer the amount to the benefit deposit account registered with the Society at a later date. Please log in to the Society's website in advance to register your account information.

* Childbirth and Childcare Lump-Sum Grant payment amount: 420,000 yen
(The amount is 408,000 yen in the case of childbirth at a medical care institution, etc. that is not a member of the maternity medical care compensation scheme or delivery with a gestational age of less than 22 weeks.)

When using the system of receipt of the Childbirth and Childcare Lump-sum Grant directly by the medical institutions on your behalf

If you would like to use the system of receipt of the Childbirth and Childcare Lump-sum Grant directly by the medical institutions on your behalf, submit the following application to the Health Insurance Society in advance.

Required documents: Application for Payment of Childbirth and Childcare Lump-sum Grant (for Receipt on Your Behalf)
Example

[Documents to attach]

  • A copy of the Maternal and Child Health Handbook (the page that shows the name of the person giving birth and the expected date of birth) or some other document that proves the expected date of birth
Deadline: Within one month of the expected date of birth
Applies to: Insured persons and dependents expecting childbirth up to two months in the future who wish to use the system of receipt of the Childbirth and Childcare Lump-sum Grant directly by the medical institutions on your behalf
Address inquiries to: Health Insurance Society
Notes In the case of childbirth somewhere other than at a medical care institution, etc. serving as a proxy agent, please promptly contact the Health Insurance Society.

If you paid the entire amount of childbirth expenses to the medical care institution

Submit the following application to the Health Insurance Society if you have not used the system of direct payment of Childbirth and Childcare Lump-sum Grant to medical institutions or the system of receipt of the Childbirth and Childcare Lump-sum Grant directly by the medical institutions on your behalf or you have given birth overseas.

Required documents: Application for Payment of Childbirth and Childcare Lump-sum Grant
Example

[Documents to attach]

  • Copies of agreements from the medical care institution or other facility
    (documents demonstrating that you have not concluded a proxy agreement with the medical care institution or other facility on use of the system of direct payment of Childbirth and Childcare Lump-sum Grant to medical institutions and indicating the name of the Health Insurance Society as application recipient)
  • Copies of receipts for and details of childbirth expenses
    (Documents demonstrating that you have concluded a proxy agreement with the medical care institution or other facility to use the system of direct payment of Childbirth and Childcare Lump-sum Grant to medical institutions and, if giving birth at an institution that is a member of the maternity medical care compensation scheme, showing printed or stamped text certifying that the childbirth took place at a member institution)
Deadline: As soon as possible
Applies to: Insured persons or dependents who have paid the entire amount of childbirth expense at the medical care institution without using the system of direct payment of Childbirth and Childcare Lump-sum Grant to medical institutions or the system of receipt of the Childbirth and Childcare Lump-sum Grant directly by the medical institutions on your behalf
Address inquiries to: Health Insurance Society
Notes Please obtain proof from the doctor or midwife. Alternatively, you may also attach a copy of the Maternal and Child Health Handbook, Birth Certificate, etc.

Add the child

After the child is born, take the necessary steps to add him or her as a dependent.

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