Yao Hong, a native of Jiangsu Province, was born in February 1954. He is Director-General of the Medical Insurance Department of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. He used to be Deputy Director-General of the Office of Government-funded Healthcare at the former Ministry of Health. He specializes in social security research and health insurance management. He was engaged as a research fellow of the Counsellors’ Office of the State Council in September 2013.