ISSA Webinar: Extending health coverage - Regulatory strategies to strengthen financial sustainability

14. Juni 2023 | Virtual

ISSA Webinar: Extending health coverage - Regulatory strategies to strengthen financial sustainability

14. Juni 2023 | Virtual

Wednesday, 14 June 2023, 14:00−15:30 (UTC/GMT+2 or CEST)

Languages: Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish (Simultaneous interpretation – Frequently asked questions)

More and more countries are making social protection a priority and extending health coverage to all populations. Providing universal health coverage (UHC) means developing basic, quality and accessible health services, supported by regulatory mechanisms and legal frameworks to strengthen health coverage.

Regulation plays a major role to ensure the sustainable operation of a health insurance scheme. A regulatory plan strengthens the use of sustainable funding and the allocation of resources to the most efficient health care provision possible. For instance, financial projections allow to anticipate future imbalances and targeted actions on revenue, expenditure, or supply. Social security institutions should reinforce these capabilities by establishing working methodologies to define the regulatory activities, their implementation and evaluation.

To support member institutions in this area, the updated ISSA Guidelines on administrative solutions for coverage extension include a new chapter specifically devoted to the regulation of health coverage.

Join us for this ISSA Webinar, the fourth of a series on various aspects of the regulatory aspects of health care and how they can be used to enhance the sustainability of health insurance systems.


Richard Decottignies Richard Decottignies, Deputy Director, National Sickness Insurance Fund (Cnam), France
Saher Abdillahi Issa Saher Abdillahi Issa, Head of Department, National Social Security Fund (CNSS), Djibouti
Nicolas Striglio Nicolas Striglio, Financial control manager, Superintendency of Health Services, Argentina

This webinar will examine the following questions:

  • How can regulatory strategies support the sustainability of health insurance systems?
  • How can ISSA Guidelines contribute to the development of regulatory strategies and to strengthen the financial sustainability of health coverage ?
  • What concrete practices have been developed in line with the ISSA Guidelines?
  • How can institutions start applying the ISSA Guidelines?


  • Welcome by Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano, ISSA Secretary General
  • Introduction to the ISSA Guidelines and case experience from France
  • Case experience from Djibouti
  • Case experience from Argentina
  • Q&A – Discussion
  • Conclusions
Raúl Ruggia-Frick Moderated by Raúl Ruggia-Frick, Director, Social Security Development Branch, ISSA

Practical information

The webinar is open to delegates of ISSA member organisations and invited institutions without registration fee.