The Social Security Media Monitor offers a selection of social security news articles from media around the world. External sites will open in a new window. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the ISSA is not responsible for the content of external sites.
FTAdviser (15.02.2018) Pension switching platform PensionBee has teamed up with a bank to allow savers to manage their pension "like a bank account".As part of a deal with Starling Bank, the platform will be integrated into the bank's app, allowing savers to see their live pension alongside their current account balance.
Impact Insurance (dec 2017) Since May 2017, the ILO´s Impact Insurance Facility has been working in partnership with the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) in Ghana. The project aims to expand population coverage of the National Health Insurance Scheme by designing a simplified user-friendly digital renewal process.
Business Insider (14.02.2018) The Legatum Institute, a London-based research institute, released its 11th annual global Prosperity Index in November, a huge survey that ranks the most prosperous countries in the world.
KBC TV Kenya's Watching (11.02.2018) Over 500,000 people will now receive their bi-monthly cash disbursements of Ksh 4000 shillings in March this year. Among the beneficiaries will include old people aged 70 and above, the severely disabled and orphans.
TDG (12.02.2018) Les Romands en revanche sont opposés à travailler plus longtemps. Ils estiment que les rentes AVS ne sont pas menacées.
Le Figaro (13.02.2018) Pour l'économiste Rémi Bourgeot, les mesures annoncées par l'exécutif ce lundi s'inscrivent dans la continuité de l'accord européen d'octobre sur le travail détaché.
The News Tribune (12.02.2018) They don’t come to us because of their best-laid plans; they show up when there is a crisis.An example of a common family experience is when Mom might have a stroke or other diagnosis that impacts her independence. Maybe she is seen in the hospital and then referred to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation.
BBC News (12.02.2018) Around 285,000 couples are eligible every year for shared parental leave, but take-up "could be as low as 2%", the Department for Business said. Around half of the general public are still unaware the option exists, nearly three years after it was introduced, the government said. It now plans to spend £1.5m to better inform parents about the policy.Experts say that as well as a lack of understanding of what is on offer, cultural barriers and financial penalties are deterring some parents from sharing parental leave Around 285,000 couples are eligible every year for shared parental leave, but take-up "could be as low as 2%", the Department for Business said.Around half of the general public are still unaware the option exists, nearly three years after it was introduced, the government said.
Lexology (05.02.2018) The Statutory Accident Insurance (Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung) has recently argued that operators of internet platforms such as Uber, Airbnb and MyHammer should be included in the accident insurance system like any other employer. Accident insurance is one branch of the social security system in Germany, the contributions to which are traditionally shared between employer and employee. It covers costs for the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases (insured events) and the compensation of damage after the occurrence of an insured event. Costs are ultimately borne entirely by the employers in a pay-as-you-go system, depending also on the risk level of the work performed by their employees. However, independent contractors are not covered by this system.
El País (09.02.2018) Un estudio propone soluciones al dilema que enfrentan muchas madres que trabajan: cuidar a los hijos o hacer carrera