Health Insurance

Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 12/23/2021 - 11:16

ilo.org (07.12.2021) This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and explores their root causes.

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Asia
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Universal Social Protection: A New Perspective on Social Equity in Morocco

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 05/04/2021 - 15:09

moroccoworldnews.com (28.04.2021) On April 14, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI presided over the signing of three framework agreements to generalize obligatory health insurance for a wide range of social categories, including professionals, self-employed workers, and non-salaried individuals exercising a private activity. The historic reform will cost MAD 51 billion ($5.71 billion) annually, of which MAD 23 billion ($2.57 billion) will come from the state budget. The reform includes several objectives.

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morocco
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SOCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE: A guidebook for planning

Submitted by mgerecke on Thu, 03/25/2021 - 10:58

This guidebook is designed to be used by planners, policy-makers and stakeholders in countries that are considering the introduction social health insurance (SHI) as a replacement for or to supplement to existing financing mechanisms for health care. This book is not meant to be an advocacy tool but a technical guide for those who are interested in the issues and techniques of SHI.

Global challenges
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Health promotion
Health Insurance
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The Fight Is On to Define the Pandemic Aid Bill - The New York Times

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 03/15/2021 - 16:10

Buying insurance through the government program known as COBRA would temporarily become a lot cheaper. COBRA, for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, generally lets someone who loses a job buy coverage via the former employer. But it’s expensive: Under normal circumstances, a person may have to pay at least 102 percent of the cost of the premium. Under the relief bill, the government would pay the entire COBRA premium from April 1 through Sept. 30. A person who qualified for new, employer-based health insurance someplace else before Sept.

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United States
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Andorra: Free antigen self-test for the Christmas holidays and regulation of prices

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 01/28/2021 - 20:47

Government of Andorra (23.12.2020) The Minister of Health, Joan Martínez Benazet, announced on Wednesday that the Government will offer a second free antigen self-test to all residents of the country over the age of 6: “it was a measure we had already planned but we needed more stock to be able to carry it out ”. In this sense, the holder of the portfolio has indicated that during this Wednesday they will be made available to the commons in the coming days so that they can distribute them with the operations that have been organized from the corporations.

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Andorra
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Health
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France: Benefit from daily allowances and the employer supplement, without waiting period or eligibility conditions.

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 11:43

Afin d’inciter au maximum les personnes présentant des symptômes à rester isolées à leur domicile, elles pourront bénéficier d’indemnités journalières et du complément employeur, sans délai de carence ou de conditions d’ouverture du droit, lorsqu’elles sont testées positives à la Covid-19 ou dès lors qu’elles sont symptomatiques, dans l’attente du résultat de leur test.

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france
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Uruguay: Extension of health coverage for laid-off workers

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 11/25/2020 - 18:07

BPS (09.11.2020) Workers with activity and health coverage in March 2020, terminated between the 1st. August and October 31, will maintain their mutual membership for three months, as well as that of their dependents.

Membership will be extended to:

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uruguay
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Health Insurance
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Norway: Government will cover expenses for entry quarantine

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 11/11/2020 - 10:15

 regjeringen.no (10.11.2020) The government proposes NOK 480 million for a new compensation scheme. The scheme will cover some of the expenses companies have when foreign labor must have the entry quarantine.

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norway
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Health
Health Insurance
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