Public service based on social insurance cards
The Russian Federation currently has a widespread system of social insurance cards. These are issued by regional agencies and provide social protection for various categories of citizens (from school children to pensioners). Under an initiative by the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, these cards are used as insurance identity cards providing proof of pension insurance cover. The technological infrastructure behind this means that card users can be reliably identified.
The cards include the attachment of the Pension Fund which contains the card user’s personal insurance account number. Using this attachment and the supporting technological infrastructure, members of the public can submit account queries and receive answers. Typical queries are, for example, a request for an account statement, application .to have the moneypurchase portion of the pension invested on the stock market, etc.
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