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How the Premiums are Determined

  • Salary-based premiums are determined based on one’s monthly salary and Bonus-based premiums are determined based on bonuses.
  • Salary-based premiums are calculated by multiplying the premium rate by one’s Monthly Standard Salary.
  • Bonus-based premiums are calculated by multiplying the premium rate by the one’s Standard Bonus.
  • A member (excluding Voluntarily Continued Insurance Members) and the school where they belong each pay half of the payment of both Salary-based and Bonus-based premiums. However, During Maternity leave periods and a Childcare leave period taken until the child reaches age 3, the Salary-based and Bonus-based premiums are exempted if an application is made.
  • The premiums paid by a Voluntarily Continued Insurance Members are calculated by multiplying the Short-Term Benefit premium rate by one’s Monthly Standard Salary at the time of retirement, and the premiums must be paid solely by the member in full.

Membership Types and Premium Rates

Premium rates applied from April 2019 through August 2019

1.Members Aged 40 to 64(Unit:%)
Category Short-Term premium rate Retirement Pension premium rate Employees' Pension Insurance premium(private schools version)rate Total
Short-Term Benefits Welfare Services Nursing-care benefits Total
Type A members 8.569 0.250 1.592 10.411 14.619 1.500 26.530
Type B members,etc 8.569 0.195 1.592 10.356 - - 10.356
Type C members - 0.195 - 0.195 14.619 1.500 16.314
Voluntarily Continued Insurance Members 8.569 0.125 1.592 10.286 - - 10.286

2.Members under age 40 and members age 65 or older(Unit:%)
Category Short-Term premium rate Retirement Pension premium rate Employees' Pension Insurance premium(private schools version)rate Total
Short-Term Benefits Welfare Services Nursing-care benefits Total
Type A members 8.569 0.250 - 8.819 14.619 1.500 24.938
Type B members,etc 8.569 0.195 - 8.764 - - 8.764
Type C members - 0.195 - 0.195 14.619 1.500 16.314
Voluntarily Continued Insurance Members 8.569 0.125 - 8.694 - - 8.694

Note 1: Type B members, etc. are individuals for whom only the Short-Term Bnefit program applies,special contract members under the Social Security Agreement, and civil servant members dispatched to the Open University of Japan and law schools.

Note 2: Type C members are inidividuals to whom only the Pension Benefit program applies.

Note 3: Even though pension benefit premium is for Employees' Pension Insurance, PMAC applies a reduced rate.

Note 4: When a subsidy is provided by the prefecture, it is applied to the reduced Employees' Pension Insurance premium (private schools version) rete for the member's salary. It is not applied to the premium rate for the member's bonuses.

Premium rates applied from September 2019 through March 2020

1.Members Aged 40 to 64(Unit:%)
Category Short-Term premium rate Retirement Pension premium rate Employees' Pension Insurance premium(private schools version)rate Total
Short-Term Benefits Welfare Services Nursing-care benefits Total
Type A members 8.569 0.250 1.592 10.411 14.973 1.500 26.884
Type B members,etc 8.569 0.195 1.592 10.356 - - 10.356
Type C members - 0.195 - 0.195 14.973 1.500 16.668
Voluntarily Continued Insurance Members 8.569 0.125 1.592 10.286 - - 10.286

2.Members under age 40 and members age 65 or older(Unit:%)
Category Short-Term premium rate Retirement Pension premium rate Employees' Pension Insurance premium(private schools version)rate Total
Short-Term Benefits Welfare Services Nursing-care benefits Total
Type A members 8.569 0.250 - 8.819 14.973 1.500 25.292
Type B members,etc 8.569 0.195 - 8.764 - - 8.764
Type C members - 0.195 - 0.195 14.973 1.500 16.668
Voluntarily Continued Insurance Members 8.569 0.125 - 8.694 - - 8.694

Note 1: Type B members, etc. are individuals for whom only the Short-Term Bnefit program applies,special contract members under the Social Security Agreement, and civil servant members dispatched to the Open University of Japan and law schools.

Note 2: Type C members are inidividuals to whom only the Pension Benefit program applies.

Note 3: Even though pension benefit premium is for Employees' Pension Insurance, PMAC applies a reduced rate.

Note 4: When a subsidy is provided by the prefecture, it is applied to the reduced Employees' Pension Insurance premium (private schools version) rete for the member's salary. It is not applied to the premium rate for the member's bonuses.

How to Calculate the Amount Borne by a Member

The amount to be borne by a member is a half of the total amount resulting from multiplying each of the member’s “Monthly Standard Salary” and “Standard Bonus” by the respective premium rate. If the amount contains any fraction, it is processed as follows:

When the school deducts the amount to be borne by the member from the member’s salary, if the halved amount has a fraction of 50 sen or less, the fraction is rounded down to 0 and if the fraction is 50 sen or more, it is rounded up to the nearest 1 yen.

<Calculation example>

Salary-based premiums(age 40 to 64. Assuming that there are no subsidies from the prefecture)
Premium category Monthly Standard Salary Premium rate Premium amount Half amount Amount to be borne by the member
Short-Term Benefit premiums(including welfare service premium) 150,000 yen × 8.569/100 = 12,853.50 yen 6,426.75 yen 6,427 yen---(1)
Nursing-Care premiums 150,000 yen × 1.592/100 = 2,388.00 yen 1,194.00 yen 1,194 yen---(2)
Employees' Pension Insurance premiums(private schools version)after redcuction 150,000 yen × 14.619/100 = 21,928.50 yen 10,964.25 yen 10,964 yen---(3)
Retirement Pension Benefit premiums 150,000 yen × 1.500/100 = 2,250.00 yen 1,125.00 yen 1,125 yen---(4)
Total of(1)+(2)+(3)+(4)=19,710 yen
Bonus-based premiums(age 40 to 64. There are no subsidies from the prefecture for this category)
Premium category Monthly Standard Salary Premium rate Premium amount Half amount Amount to be borne by the member
Short-Term Benefit premiums(including welfare service premium) 541,000 yen × 8.569/100 = 46,358.29 yen 23,179.145 yen 23,179 yen---(1)
Nursing-Care premiums 541,000 yen × 1.592/100 = 8,612.72 yen 4,306.360 yen 4,306 yen---(2)
Employees' Pension Insurance premiums(private schools version)after redcuction 541,000 yen × 14.619/100 = 79,088.79 yen 39,544.395 yen 39,544 yen---(3)
Retirement Pension Benefit premiums 541,000 yen × 1.500/100 = 8,115.00 yen 4,057.500 yen 4,057 yen---(4)
Total of(1)+(2)+(3)+(4)=71,086 yen

From April 2019 through August 2019 (PDF:143KB)

Nursing-care insurance program

PMAC collects the premiums of Nursing care payment (Nursing care premiums) from School Juridical Persons and Category II insured members, and supplies it to Heath Insurance Claims Review & Reimbursement Services to fund the operation cost of Nursing-care insurance program.

This program is managed by each municipality. To obtain a certification of long-term care need, the person insured must apply at the municipal office and undergo an assessment by the committee for certification of need. For details on the process and procedure, contact the nearest municipal office.

Persons to be insured under the program

  • The first insured person: a member or dependent aged 65 or older
  • The second insured person: a member or dependent aged 40 or older and less than 65

Payment of premium

  • The first insured person: Insurance premiums shall be deducted from the annuity based on the request by the municipality of residence, or paid directly to the municipality by the insured person.
  • The second insured person: Both short-term and Nursing-care premiums shall be deducted from salaries and bonuses. (refer to the premium rates for the second insured persons.)