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Switzerland: COVID-19 temporary derogation with respect to individual tax and social security agreements for frontier workers finally extended until December 31, 2020

Submitted by siha on Wed, 09/02/2020 - 13:23

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 home office and hence contribute to the fight against virus spread.

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france
switzerland
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Compliance and Contribution Collection
Bilateral agreement
Covid-19
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Switzerland: Simplified regulations for ALV are being extended

Submitted by siha on Wed, 09/02/2020 - 12:19

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 interim employment is still not counted towards short-time work compensation. This rule therefore applies until the end of the year.

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switzerland
Topics
Unemployment
Extension of coverage
Covid-19
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UNAIDS calls for urgent action to strengthen social protection programmes in the face of COVID-19

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 09/01/2020 - 14:03

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 the COVID-19 pandemic with increases of up to 10%, 20% and 36% projected deaths for HIV, TB and malaria patients, respectively, over the next five years.

Global challenges
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Health
Social Policies & Programmes

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Gender-sensitive policies as response to COVID-19

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 09/01/2020 - 11:51

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 social security, including unpaid care work, the labour market and violence against women. The tracker is coordinated by UNDP with substantive leadership and technical contributions from UN Women.

Global challenges
Topics
Cash sickness benefits
Family benefits
Employment
Covid-19
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COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor

Submitted by mmarquez on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 15:31

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. This is a joint undertaking of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Commission, and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

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Europe
Global challenges
Topics
Covid-19

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How do countries adjust hospital payment systems for COVID-19?

Submitted by mmarquez on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 15:21

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-based payments, increasing per diem rates, or adding additional fees to FFS system. In addition, given the risk of future pandemics, processes need to be put in place to rapidly adjust payment systems to meet new challenges where needed.

Regions / Country
israel
belgium
bulgaria
czech republic
finland
germany
poland
romania
switzerland
Global challenges
Topics
Financing
Covid-19

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Financing the existence of autonomous hospitals

Submitted by mmarquez on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 15:15

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 could be more favorable to the latter than others.

Global challenges
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Health
Financing
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US: The IRS Extends Deadline to Ensure People with Children Receive $500 Economic Impact Payments

Submitted by siha on Sat, 08/29/2020 - 20:22

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 retirement, survivors, or disability benefits, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments; did not file a 2019 or 2018 tax return; have a qualifying child under age 17; and did not already enter information in the IRS’ Non-Filer Tool for themselves and at least one child.

Regions / Country
united states
Topics
Extension of coverage
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Korean health insurance system to be promoted through World Bank

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 08/27/2020 - 15:46

 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 memorandum of understanding with the bank to make the online learning contents about the excellence of the nation’s healthcare coverage and the NIHS’ operation experience, the NIHS said.

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korea, Republic of
Global challenges
Topics
Health promotion
Health Insurance
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Japan: Mental health care counselling service "Kokoronomimi"

Submitted by siha on Fri, 08/21/2020 - 20:01

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 .

Regions / Country
japan
Topics
Health
ICT
Service quality
Covid-19
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