ISSA Webinar: Extending health coverage – Regulatory aspects and strategies

23 February 2023 | Virtual

ISSA Webinar: Extending health coverage – Regulatory aspects and strategies

23 February 2023 | Virtual

Thursday, 23 February 2023, 10:00−11:45 (UTC/GMT+1 or CET)

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. This requires building confidence across the population through an ongoing process of social dialogue and concerted strategies involving multiple stakeholders (the State, social security and social assistance institutions, social partners, civil society, private insurers). To ensure the continuity of entitlements, public confidence is vital as it improves acceptance of contribution payments and strengthens support for public health policies.

Further, regulatory mechanisms and legal frameworks are needed to strengthen health coverage. These must foster the quality and accessibility of the health care services and products, ensure financial stability in a context of ever-increasing expenses linked to chronic diseases and population ageing, promote innovation and ways to manage shock such as COVID-19. While many countries have quickly set up health coverage for their population in the context of the pandemic, they sometimes lack tools and references to build a robust offer, with controlled financing and accessible to the entire population.

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 first of a series on various aspects of the regulatory aspects of health care and how they can be used to improve health coverage.


Ali Ghufron Mukti Ali Ghufron Mukti, Chair of the ISSA Technical Commission on Medical Care and Sickness Insurance (TC Health) and President Director, Social Security Administering Body for the Health Sector (BPJS Kesehatan), Indonesia
Patrick Marx Patrick Marx, International Social Protection Expert and International Relations Advisor, EN3S ‒ National School of Social Security, France

This webinar will examine the following questions:

  • How can ISSA Guidelines support the development of regulatory strategies?
  • How can regulatory strategies promote the accessibility and the effectiveness of coverage?
  • What concrete practices have been developed in line with this ISSA guidance?
  • What’s next? Further activities supporting the application of these guidelines.


  • Welcome by Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano, ISSA Secretary General
  • Technical introduction, including a presentation of the guidelines
  • Case experience from France
  • Case experience from Indonesia
  • 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.