Social insurance

Social insurance is about providing financial security in the event of illness, in old age, and for parents of small children. This area covers sickness insurance, pensions, parental insurance and benefits for parents.

Responsible for social insurance

Responsible minister

Ardalan Shekarabi, Minister for Public Administration
Ardalan Shekarabi Minister for Social Security

Responsible ministry

News about social insurance

  • The Swedish pension system

    Sweden has a fundamentally sound pension system, whose unique design attracted much international attention when it was adopted in the 1990s. Several countries, inspired by the Swedish pension system, have now reformed their own.

  • Agreement on social security between Sweden and Japan enters into force

    Japanese Ambassador Noke Masaki and Minister for Social Security Ardalan Shekarabi exchanged notes confirming the social security agreement between Japan and Sweden.
    Today, Japanese Ambassador Noke Masaki and Minister for Social Security Ardalan Shekarabi exchanged notes confirming the social security agreement between Japan and Sweden. An exchange of notes between the countries takes place when the countries have fulfilled their commitments, enabling the agreement to enter into force. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government offices

    On Monday 28 March, an exchange of notes took place between Swedish Minister for Social Security Ardalan Shekarabi and Japanese Ambassador to Sweden Noke Masaki to enable the social security agreement between Sweden and Japan to enter into force on 1 June 2022. The agreement, adopted by the parliaments of both countries, coordinates the Swedish and Japanese public old-age and survivor’s pension systems, and sickness and activity compensation.

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