services quality

Poland: Quarantine and Isolation Statement

Submitted by siha on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:48

Gov.pl website (02.12.2020) Insured persons in quarantine or isolation (including at home) are entitled to sickness benefits. In principle, you do not need to submit a declaration to receive the benefit. The IT system of the e-Health Center is a system from which the Social Insurance Institution obtains information about the imposed quarantine or isolation and places it on the Electronic Services Platform (PUE ZUS) . It is seen both by the insured and his employer.

Regions / Country
Europe
eastern europe
poland
Topics
Cash sickness benefits
ICT
Covid-19
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Switzerland: Extension of partial unemployment and simplification of procedures

Submitted by siha on Fri, 11/20/2020 - 16:02

State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO (29.10.2020) By paying the compensation in the event of reduced working hours (RHT), unemployment insurance (AC) covers, for a certain time, part of the wage costs of workers whose normal working hours are reduced , and this in order to prevent layoffs resulting from short but inevitable job losses.

Regions / Country
switzerland
Topics
Employment
Extension of coverage
Service quality
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Romania: Parliament expands the list of people who can retire 2 years earlier

Submitted by siha on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 17:43

Legestart (10.11.2020) The Chamber of Deputies has adopted a legislative proposal that provides for the extension of the categories of persons benefiting from the reduction by 2 years of the standard retirement age because they lived at least 30 years in areas with residual pollution, being introduced another 27 localities, including Bacău , Oneşti, Năvodari, Baraolt, Târgovişte and Titu. The legislative proposal has as object of regulation the modification of paragraph 5 of article 65 of Law no.

Regions / Country
romania
Topics
Old age Pensions
Service quality
Shocks & extreme events
Document Type

Bulgaria: Bulgarian Cabinet approves further 81M leva to fight Covid-19 spread

Submitted by siha on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 17:16

The Sofia Globe (09.11.2020) Bulgaria’s Government has approved an additional 81 million leva, or about 41.4 million euro, for the country’s healthcare system to help fight the rising number of Covid-19 infections in the country. The funding will cover the rest of 2020.

65 million leva will go towards hospitals and other medical facilities to diagnose and treat coronavirus patients. 15 million leva would go towards the acquisition of rapid antigen tests, for use in the mobile diagnostics centres.

Regions / Country
bulgaria
Topics
Health
Cash transfers
Financing
Covid-19
Document Type

Greece: The additional measures of financial support activated by the Government/ Change in subsidizing real estate owners

Submitted by siha on Fri, 11/06/2020 - 17:13

Ministry of Finance (05.11.2020) All companies that are affected according to the expanded list of KAD April, now throughout the territory, are entitled to a mandatory reduction of rent by 40% on their commercial real estate. The same applies to the main residence of the employees who are suspended from employment, but also to the student residence of their children, throughout the territory.

Regions / Country
greece
Topics
Service quality
Cash transfers
Financing
Covid-19
Document Type

Belgium: Important notice regarding temporary unemployment due to force majeure from November 2020

Submitted by siha on Thu, 11/05/2020 - 19:18

ONEM (03.11.2020) Currently, for employers who are not recognized as a particularly affected company or belonging to a particularly affected sector, this temporary unemployment still requires electronic communication from the employer to the ONEM. A simplification of the procedure being envisaged, these employers are not, for the moment, required to make this communication, which is not subject to a deadline.  

Regions / Country
belgium
Topics
Unemployment
Service quality
Covid-19
Document Type

Germany: Simplified access to basic security will be extended

Submitted by siha on Tue, 10/27/2020 - 16:56

BMAS (09.09.2020) The federal government has approved the Social protection package I Simplified access to basic social security benefits. Due to the ongoing economic effects of the pandemic, the Federal Cabinet has now extended this relief until December 31, 2020. They include the temporary restriction of the asset assessment, the temporary recognition of the actual costs for accommodation and heating as well as simplifications in the approval of provisional benefits.

Regions / Country
germany
Topics
Extension of coverage
Service quality
Covid-19
Document Type

Netherlands: Agreement on the details of the pension agreement

Submitted by siha on Tue, 09/08/2020 - 15:52

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 offers more prospects for a high-purchasing pension. The pension entitlements from the current system will be abandoned, thus eliminating the need for the use of actuarial interest and funding ratios. As a result, pensions and benefits can move faster with the state of the economy than is currently

Regions / Country
netherlands
Topics
Old age Pensions
Service quality
Document Type