Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Correcting disability

How come we have so much technology but we cannot produce shoes that avoid blisters? Dr. Jonathan Kerr argues there are very large possibilities to adopt technologies that diminish the pain and cost of disability. "In every other sector of the economy, technology makes life cheaper, easier and better...but the typical response of insurers and government is to do everything possible not to pay for" correcting disability through the use of technology. This is a proposition that should attract the attention of social security agencies in any country.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Secretary of Social Security Policies of Brazil talks about change in the contribution of disabled person

The Vice President of the CISS, Secretary of Social Security Policies, Leonardo Rolim, spoke about Complementary Law No. 142 of 2013, which regulates the granting of the insured person with a pension of invalidity of the General Social Security System. The standard reduces the time of contribution and the age for retirement, depending on the degree of disability of the insured.

Friday, June 21, 2013

New employment program in Colombia

Colombia has a new unemployment insurance program. It follows Chile's model. This has been successful in providing liquidity to the unemployed, as well as a platform for the development of active labor policies. The main criticism is that the collective component is small compared, with, for example, Western Europe. However, the mix of individual responsibility and solidarity guarantees has advanced in Latin America, possibly because of the large size of the informal economy.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

OAS on domestic work

The registration of domestic workers with social security agencies remains a major challenge in most countries. For those interested, the OAS has this round table on Tuesday June 25.

Friday, June 7, 2013

New recommendations on actuarial valuation

The International Actuarial Association issued recently new recommendations on Valuation of Social Security Programs. The goal is to strengthen the coherence of actuarial studies. This should become a mandatory reference for actuarial practice in all countries.