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Saudi Arabia: Extension of entitlement period of 3 months saudi arabia

pension.gov.sa (03.09.2020) Entension of entitlements period of 3 months for beneficiaries who were to suspend their entitlements.

Entension of entitlements period of 3 months for beneficiaries who were to suspend their entitlements.

Old age Pensions covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.pension.gov.sa/MediaCenter/AgencyNews/NewsDetails/4/468 mmarquez
Saudi Arabia: Increase in customer attention hours at the Public Pension Agency saudi arabia

Public Pension Agency (28.04.2020) The call center is fully prepared and staffed (remotely) throughout the month of Ramadan to receive all incoming calls, and to deal with them as determined by the nature of the required service throughout the week from Sunday to Thursday from ten in the morning…

E-services, Client, Service quality, Service delivery communication, covid19, service delivery Published Measures summary https://www.pension.gov.sa/MediaCenter/AgencyNews/NewsDetails/3/491 mmarquez
Monitoring COVID-19 impact on older persons Asia

Help Age Asia (2020) As part of an Asia-Pacific regional initiative, HelpAge International and partner organisations are producing bimonthly briefs to summarise trends in the situation of older people and responses to their situation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Old age Pensions covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://ageingasia.org/monitoring-covid-19-impact/ pmassetti
Chile: Early withdrawal of up to 10% of mandatory individual accounts chile

Luego que esta tarde la Cámara de Diputadas y Diputados aprobara el proyecto de reforma constitucional que permite retirar el 10% de los fondos de pensiones de las cuentas de capitalización individual obligatoria, la Superintendencia de Pensiones (SP) emitió dos oficios con instrucciones con el…

To help provide financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, Chile's president approved a law on July 24 that allows participants of the country's mandatory individual account pension program to withdraw up to 10 percent of their account balances; for most participants, the minimum withdrawal…

Old age Pensions, Covid-19 covid19 Published Measures summary https://diariolaquinta.cl/2020/07/23/superintendencia-de-pensiones-instruye-a-l… mmarquez
Pandemic preparedness panel slams collective failure to heed warnings

Reuters (14.09.2020) A collective failure by political leaders to heed warnings and prepare for an infectious disease pandemic has transformed “a world at risk” to a “world in disorder”, according to a report on international epidemic preparedness.

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-pandemic-warning/pandemic-… pmassetti
Netherlands: Agreement on the details of the pension agreement netherlands

The government website (04.07.2020) The cabinet and social partners have reached final agreement on the details of the pension agreement. The new system will be more transparent. Workers and retirees gain a clearer insight into the accumulated assets. It also provides a realistic expectation and…

Old age Pensions, Service quality adequacy, services quality Published Measures summary https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/pensioen/nieuws/2020/07/04/overeenstem… siha
Netherlands: Parliament agrees to Dutch pensions reform but questions remain netherlands

IPE (15.07.2020) Despite heavy opposition resistance against “breaking down the world’s best pensions system”, the Dutch parliament agreed yesterday to the switch to a new defined contribution (DC) contract which includes a lifecycle system and personal pension pots. However, many questions on…

Old age Pensions, Service quality policy reponse Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ipe.com/news/parliament-agrees-to-dutch-pensions-reform-but-questio… siha
France : Covid 19 - La facture très salée des tests PCR pour la Sécurité sociale france

capital.fr (07.09.2020) Le coût des tests généralisés du COVID 19 est très important et la Sécurité sociale est directement impactée.

Cash sickness benefits, Health Insurance covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.capital.fr/entreprises-marches/la-facture-tres-salee-des-tests-pcr-… gfilhon
Readiness of working remotely: Actions taken by the Public Pension Agency of Saudi Arabia (PPA) under the Covid19- pandemic saudi arabia

(May 2020)  The readiness of PPA enabled it to continue providing services electronically immediately after suspending the attendance in wokplaces. Thus, PPA managed to adopt the method of working remotely for all employees (+700 employees) participate in this new method of work, by taking an…

Risk management, ICT, ISSA institution covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://iskm.issa.int/sites/default/files/2020-09/PPA.pdf pmassetti
EU: Telecommuting because of the corona virus - which country’s social security applies? european union, finland

Finnish Centre for Pensions (02.04.2020) The European Commission has published instructions regarding the mobility of workers in EU during the exceptional circumstances caused by the corona epidemic. The Commission states that the regulations on the coordination of social security systems…

The European Commission has published instructions regarding the mobility of workers in EU during the exceptional circumstances caused by the corona epidemic. The Commission states that the regulations on the coordination of social security systems continue to be valid. The temporary exceptional…

Due to the corona virus, many who work abroad now telecommute from their home country. The telecommuting may affect which country’s social security is applied to the worker.

Because of the exceptional circumstances caused by the corona epidemic, work abroad has changed in unforeseen ways.

Extension of coverage, Covid-19 covid19, extending coverage, international_agreement Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.etk.fi/en/topical-issues/telecommuting-because-of-the-corona-virus-… siha
Switzerland: COVID-19 temporary derogation with respect to individual tax and social security agreements for frontier workers finally extended until December 31, 2020 france, switzerland

RSM Switzerland (28.08.2020)With the current worsening of the sanitary situation, further intense discussions, France and Switzerland finally agreed on a new extension of both social security and tax derogation schemes until December 31, 2020, to enable frontier workforce to keep high volume of…

In the view of current worsening of the sanitary situation, the Swiss Federal Social Security Office confirmed on August 17, 2020 that an agreement has been reached with France to extend flexible approach until December 31, 2020. In application, disregarding the number of working days spent on…

SOCIAL SECURITY | FLEXIBLE APPROACH ON ENROLLMENT RULES EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2020 AS WELL.

  • During the health crisis, the overriding rule was that the social insurance liability should not change due to the restrictions on COVID-19 and that a person remained considered to be
Compliance and Contribution Collection, Bilateral agreement, Covid-19 contribution collection, covid19, international_agreement Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.rsm.global/switzerland/news/covid-19-temporary-derogation-respect-i… siha
Switzerland: Simplified regulations for ALV are being extended switzerland

Federal Department of Economics, Education and Research (26.08.2020) Bern, - Additional hours that are built up outside of short-time working phases should not have to be temporarily deducted from lost work. This was decided by the Federal Council on August 26, 2020. In addition, income from…

Two provisions of the AVIV Unemployment Insurance Ordinance remain valid:

Bern, 08/26/2020 - Additional hours that are built up outside of short-time working phases should not have to be temporarily deducted from lost work. This was decided by the Federal

Unemployment, Extension of coverage, Covid-19 covid19, extending coverage, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.wbf.admin.ch/wbf/de/home/dokumentation/nsb-news_list.msg-id-80183.h… siha
UNAIDS calls for urgent action to strengthen social protection programmes in the face of COVID-19

UNAIDS (26.08.2020) UNAIDS is calling on governments to strengthen HIV-sensitive social protection responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

People living with HIV and tuberculosis (TB) are being significantly impacted by COVID-19. Modelling has estimated the potential catastrophic impacts of…

Health, Social Policies & Programmes covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive… mmarquez
Gender-sensitive policies as response to COVID-19

UNDP (August 2020) The COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker monitors policy measures enacted by governments worldwide to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, and highlights responses that have integrated a gender lens. It includes national measures that are directly addressing women’s economic and…

Cash sickness benefits, Family benefits, Employment, Covid-19 covid19, family_gender_society, gender_and_inequality Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/covid-19-gender-dashboard.html mmarquez
COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor Europe

The Health System Response Monitor (HSRM) has been designed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak to collect and organize up-to-date information on how countries are responding to the crisis. It focuses primarily on the responses of health systems but also captures wider public health initiatives…

Covid-19 covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.covid19healthsystem.org/mainpage.aspx mmarquez
How do countries adjust hospital payment systems for COVID-19? israel, belgium, bulgaria, czech republic, finland, germany, poland, romania, switzerland

Covid-10 Health System Response Monitor (15.06.2020) In consideration of a potential second wave of COVID-19, all countries in Europe will have to find solutions to adequately reimburse hospitals for their additional resource needs related to the care for COVID-19 patients, e.g. by adjusting DRG…

Financing, Covid-19 covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://analysis.covid19healthsystem.org/index.php/2020/06/15/how-do-countries-… mmarquez
Financing the existence of autonomous hospitals

P4H Network (05.08.2020) Governments can indeed be very creative in designing schemes for supporting private business: postponing tax collection, reshaping accounting rules, subsiding or tax-exonerating some costs, etc. These schemes and solutions are not developed for the health sector, some…

Health, Financing covid19, universal health care Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://p4h.world/en/who-ihf-financing-hospital-autonomy-covid19 mmarquez
Policy Trackers | Oxford Supertracker

The Oxford Supertracker is a global directory of over 100 policy trackers and surveys related to COVID-19. This novel collection is designed…

covid19 https://supertracker.spi.ox.ac.uk/policy-trackers/ pmassetti
COVID-19 Funds in Response to the Pandemic

IMF (26.08.2020) In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries have created dedicated extrabudgetary funds (EBFs) to mobilize resources and streamline emergency spending measures. A recently published IMF Note discusses the role these funds can play in the current crisis. The note…

Financing covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://blog-pfm.imf.org/pfmblog/2020/08/-covid-19-funds-in-response-to-the-pan… pmassetti
US: The IRS Extends Deadline to Ensure People with Children Receive $500 Economic Impact Payments united states

Social Security Administration (18.08.2020) The IRS has extended its deadline to September 30, 2020, for people to provide information to the IRS using its Non-Filer Tool at www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here. People should do this if they: receive Social Security…

The IRS has extended its deadline to September 30, 2020, for people to provide information to the IRS using its Non-Filer Tool at www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here.

Extension of coverage, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, extending coverage Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/2020/#8-2020-2 siha
How Cash Transfers Prevent Lockdown Tragedies

Project Syndicate (19.08.2020) COVID-19 has decimated livelihoods worldwide, squeezing the middle class and pushing low-income households into abject poverty. Social-protection programs such as Pakistan's Ehsaas Emergency Cash offer not only a path forward during the pandemic, but also valuable…

Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/pakistan-cash-transfer-program-cov… pmassetti
Preventing and managing COVID-19 across long-term care services: Policy brief

who.int (24.07.2020) The COVID-19 pandemic has affected older people disproportionately, especially those living in long-term care facilities. In many countries, evidence shows that more than 40% of COVID-19 related deaths have been linked to long-term care facilities, with figures being as high…

Long-term care covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/WHO-2019-nCoV-Policy_Brief-Long-term_Ca… pmassetti
US: How to fix the Covid stimulus payment problem: Accounts, information, and infrastructure united states

brookings.edu (19.08.2020) The financial response to the Covid crisis demonstrated the inability of the federal government to rapidly get money to people during times of crisis. It took between three weeks and three months for Americans to receive a single penny of their emergency impact…

Business Process, Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/how-to-fix-the-covid-stimulus-payment-proble… pmassetti
Korean health insurance system to be promoted through World Bank korea, Republic of

 Korea Biomedical Review (19.06.2020) The National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) said it would team up with the World Bank to create online content for learning Korea’s experience of running the national health insurance system. At the request of the World Bank, the NIHS has signed a…

Health promotion, Health Insurance social security education Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Proposition_SS_Monitor http://www.koreabiomed.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=8560 mmarquez
Japan: Mental health care counselling service "Kokoronomimi" japan

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (21.08.2020) "Kokoronomimi" is a portal site which provides comprehensive information and support for worker's mental health. It provides mental health care counselling services via chat and SNS to people who are anxious or stressed by Covid-19 .

"Kokoronomimi" is a portal site which provides comprehensive information and support for worker's mental health. It provides mental health care counselling services via chat and SNS to people who are anxious or stressed by Covid-19 .

Health, ICT, Service quality, Covid-19 covid19, customer_services, digital platforms Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://kokoro.mhlw.go.jp/etc/coronavirus_info/ siha