With this project, we aimed to ensure insurance registration (which has been quite troublesome) and collect contributions by short message service (SMS). Through this, we have been able to inform the insured person, register the daily insurance premium, and reflect this on the operator’s (employer) telephone bill. The transaction amount is reflected on the mobile bill of operator and transferred to the Social Security Institution of Turkey (Sosyal Güvenlik Kurumu – SGK) by the mobile telecommunication companies, namely, Turkcell, Vodafone or Türk Telekom. This makes premium collection easier.
Moreover, the SMS project expands coverage, prevents and tightens the informal or black market in this field, and makes access to services easier by no longer needing notifications of workplace declaration, recruitment registration statements, monthly premium and service certificates for premium accrual and payments, and declarations of separation from employment.