As of 1 October 2015, employer contribution rates for injury-at-work insurance and maternity insurance have been reduced in accordance with two notices issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People's Republic of China.

For injury-at-work insurance, employer contribution rates were adjusted from 0.5 percent – 2.0 percent to 0.2 percent – 1.9 percent (based on the salaries of the employees at risk).

For maternity insurance, employer contribution rates were decreased from not less than 1 percent to not less than 0.5 percent. The Chinese government hopes that such changes will make the social security contribution system more reasonable for employers and improve administration of social insurance funds in China.