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.
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Sustainable pensions: Improved basic protection for pensioners and a gradual increase in retirement age
The Government wants to raise pensions. The Government and the Working Group on Pensions have therefore proposed a number of pension measures in bills submitted to the Riksdag on 28 May. The Working Group on Pensions includes the governing parties – the Swedish Social Democratic Party and the Green Party – and the Moderate Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Christian Democrats.
Social protection following Brexit
The Government wishes to mitigate the consequences for Swedish citizens in the United Kingdom in the event that the country leaves the EU without reaching any agreement on how this withdrawal is to take place.
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A reformed pension system
Creating a pension system is a major task, and fundamentally redesigning an already established general pension system is difficult. Such efforts require much determination, ingenuity and broad support to succeed. The reformation of the Swedish pension system was characterised by a spirit of cooperation and a willingness to compromise that, in an international perspective, defined Swedish policies in the 1900s, and is often seen as being characteristic of the Swedish model.
Reforms for increased security and welfare in the Budget Bill for 2018
In the Budget Bill for 2018, the Government presents a range of proposals to increase security and welfare in Sweden. Here you can learn more about the proposals related to the areas of responsibility of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.
The Working Group on Pensions takes a holistic approach on gender-unequal pensions. Within the framework of the ongoing review of pensions, a project – ‘Gender-equal pensions’ – was carried out, aimed at tackling the challenge presented by the large differences in women’s and men’s pensions.
Budget reforms for increased welfare and security
The Budget Bill for 2017 was presented on the 20th of September. Improvements in sickness and activity compensation, the establishment of a gender equality agency and better dental health for older people are some of the reforms in the areas for which the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is responsible. The Budget Bill for 2017 is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, list of issues in relation to the sixth periodic report of Sweden
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, list of issues in relation to the sixth periodic report of Sweden.
Gender-equal parenting and good conditions for children to grow up in, a review of parental insurance
An Inquiry will conduct a review of the rules for parental leave and parental insurance. The purpose is to identify problems and propose measures so that parental insurance can contribute to a greater extent to gender equality in the labour market and gender-equal parenting and can keep contributing to good conditions for children to grow up in.
“Adapt parental insurance to suit modern working life”
DN Debatt, 4 February 2016. Inquiry terms of reference. The parental insurance system needs to be modernised. It needs to be adapted to better suit entrepreneurs and students and its use facilitated for various kinds of family constellations. Progress towards more gender-equal sharing of parental insurance must be speeded up. The insurance system must also be easy to use.
Social security agreement signed between Sweden and the Philippines
Minister for Social Security Annika Strandhäll and Philippine representative Emilio S. de Quiros signed a social security agreement between the two countries on Thursday 15 October. The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs plans to present a bill on approval of the agreement to the Riksdag in early 2016.