History of Iran Health Insurance Organization

The progression of the country’s health insurance system is one of the most important highlighted orders among the overall policies of the High Leadership in the 5th Development Program Law and also one of the principal goals of Iran Health Insurance Organization. Since the establishment of this organization, a big step towards reforming the country’s social welfare system was taken and great goals such as justice-oriented, quality’s promotion of the health services, decrease of out of pocket, elimination of insurance overlapping, develop and extend of the program of family physician and referral system were provided in the whole country.  Hence, according to the bylaw of the establishment of IHIO, on Aug,2012 and based upon the 38th article of the 5th Development Program Law, by integration of insurance organizations, IHIO was established on Sep, 2012 and formally started its activities in order to deliver the basic health insurance services to all people, in the form of a unit organization.


Accordingly 75 million of the people are covered by a medical basic insurance.   Mission of this organization is focusing on rapidly integration of medical insurances of all funds subject to article (5) of the Civil Service Management and article (5) of the Public Audit ACT regarding the 38th article of the 5th Development Program Law.