I have been employed by a bushiban but on the eve of the contract signing, my boss says that she will not enroll me in the NHI or give me an allowance to cover my membership. My questions are:
#1 Is this legal? Isn’t an employer of foreign nationals required by law to enrol and contribute towards its employees’ memberships in the scheme? What does the law say about the legal responsibilities of employers to their (foreign) employees in this regard?
#2 Despite the fact that my school has given me a working visa and an ARC, doesn’t their refusal to provide me with NHI coverage mean that I will be held liable for the NHI fees anyway?
#3 What about arranging my own membership? Can I do this? What are the fee structures?
(MIAOLI CITY, TAIWAN)