IBM Japan Health Insurance Association

IBM Japan Health Insurance Association

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If you take time off from work for childbirth

“A Maternity Allowance” is paid if a female insured person is unable to receive her salary due to time taken off from work for childbirth.

If you cannot receive pay during time off from work for childbirth

Required documents

Fill in 2 certifications below on the application form.

  • Certification of childbirth from your doctor
  • Certification from your employer about your maternity leave and whether you are being paid remuneration during this leave
Deadline As soon as possible
Applies to Female insured persons taking time off from work for childbirth.
Address inquiries to The social insurance persons in charge of each company
Notes  

If you take childcare leave or other similar leave

If you take childcare leave, your employer can apply to exempt you from paying insurance premiums during the leave period up to the child's third birthday.
Your employer will apply for this exemption; check with the person in charge at your establishment for more information.
Employers can also apply on behalf of their employees for exemptions from the requirement to pay insurance premiums during the period of maternity leave.

  • ** The period of childcare leave refers to the period you take off work for childcare leave or other similar leave that conforms to the system of childcare leave up to the child's third birthday.
  • ** Period of maternity leave: Period during which you did not work due to pregnancy or childbirth, within the period starting 42 days before birth (98 days for multiple births) and ending 56 days after birth

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