Social Insurance Fund of Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Mechanisms to develop the assessment, control and monitoring of risks affecting the finances of health and pension insurance in Costa Rica

Implementation year

New theories have emerged for the addressing and managing of risks, which help to categorize them based on the type of organization in question. In addition, standards and methodological tools have been established to determine control and monitoring actions that measure and proactively address the impact of these potential risks. All of this has led the Social Insurance Fund of Costa Rica (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social – CCSS) to take comprehensive steps to address the risks to which it is exposed.

Owing to its very nature and the important role it plays in the lives of the Costa Rican population, risk management is of vital importance when seeking to minimize any risks that may arise.

In order to make effective progress, lines of action (guidelines) have been drawn up to govern the risk management process and strengthen the organization’s capacity to integrate its processes, people and technologies, as well as a regulatory framework for risk management within the institution.

Governance and administration
Service quality