Social security in Andorra
Andorra's social security system
Medical care in Andorra is available to all employees and their family members, as part of the public social security system (CASS, Caixa Andorrana de Seguretat Social), which is funded by contributions from employers and workers. in proportion to the salary. The cost of care is covered by the guarantee insurance of 75% in the case of outpatient treatment (medication costs and doctor's visits), 90% in the event of hospitalization and 100% in the event of an accident. work place. The remaining costs can be covered by the private insurance policy. Other citizens (passive residents, especially tourists) need private health insurance. The annual cost of private medical insurance is around 700 euros.
The social security system was created in Andorra in 1968, and it is provided, as indicated above, by the Caixa Andorrana de Seguretat Social (CASS). On October 3, 2008, the Supreme Council adopted the Social Security Law of 17/2008, which came into force on November 1, 2009. One of the main changes to the new legislation is that compliance with the CASS will be mandatory not only for employees and retirees but also for small entrepreneurs. The new system also provides for significant improvements in the social premium system and establishes new options for social insurance contributions. Social insurance contributions for employees range from 5.5% to 10.5% of their salary, the rest of the contribution from 14.5% paid by the employer. Entrepreneurs have to pay contributions of 20% to 25% of the average monthly salary of state employees who contribute to CASS during the year.
Law 25/2011 of December 29, 2011, supplementing Law 17/2008 of October 3 on Social Security, aims to improve the social security and health system in focus groups, as well as on the rationalization of cost objects .
Law 34/2008 of 18 December 2008 on the regulation of health and safety protection at work defines the basic principles of protection already established in many European countries. The purpose of this law is to avoid risks at work and the protection of the health and safety of employees by the total elimination or reduction of risk factors, as well as the improvement of the quality of information, advice and training for employees, as well as raising awareness of basic principles and measures to improve the level of safety in the workplace.
The purpose of the Law on the Regulation of Labor Relations of December 18, 2008 is to store in a single text the points appearing in Law 8/2003 of June 12, 2003 (governing labor contracts), as well as new questions: regulation of collective representative rights and the delegation of mandate employees on the convening of the meeting and reflection on operational issues. This law entered into force on March 18, 2009.
The Law on Qualified Syndicates of December 18, 2008 aims to regulate the rights and legal provisions of unions, as well as the establishment of the requirements of their organization, the area of their responsibility, their executive function and their area of responsibility. 'activity. This law entered into force on March 18, 2009.
The prescription on the Social Benefits Regulation of February 16, 2011 reduces the length of stay to resident status to obtain social benefits in order to cover basic costs and increases the level of legal certainty, established in accordance with the prescriptions of the Social Benefits Regulations of June 23, 2010. These bonuses apply to those of workers who have not been dismissed in accordance with their own wishes, agree to participate in training and take all the specialties and qualifications of the job offers .
The main hospital Nostra Senyora de Meritxell is located in the parish of Escaldes-Engordany, Av. Fiter I Rossell, 1-13. In the country there are 12 primary medical care centers.
Escaldes: +376 861 098
Sant Julià de Lòria: +376 843 243
Andorra la Vella: +376 808 942
Encamp: +376 831 711
Pas de la Casa: +376 755 350
Canillo: +376 851 050
La Massana: +376 837 430
Ordino: +376 747 025
Santa-Coloma: +376 725 636
Nostra Senyora Hospital in Meritxell: +376 871 000
Health centers and emergency medical services: +376 861 335
First Emergency: 118
Andorra has become the leader in the “Best health in the world” ranking, according to the ranking of the main medical journal The Lancet. (see EURONEWS article)
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