Foreign Workers in Indonesia Ordered to Sign Up for State Insurance

BPJS Indonesia

The Indonesian government has ordered all companies in the country that are employing foreigners to have their workers covered by state insurance program.

Manpower Minister M Hanif Dhakiri said all foreigners working in Indonesia for more than six months must become a member of the state’s health and labor insurance programs run by the Social Security Agency (BPJS).

The order is stipulated in Law No. 40/2004 and Law No. 24/2011, which seek to provide protection to foreign workers in Indonesia.

Hanif was quoted as saying that every business operator must report and register its foreign workers as participants in the social security programs.

Currently, the BPJS has 18,903 foreign participants. Hanif added that his office will continue to cooperate with the state’s health and labor insurance authorities to provide protection to more foreign workers. –