Mobilization of 51 billion dirhams for the generalization of social protection

The generalization of social protection in Morocco will mobilize an envelope of 51 billion dirhams (MMDH) per year, said Monday in Rabat, the Minister of Economy, Finance and the Reform of the Administration, Mohammed Benchaâboun.

“This envelope is divided between the basic compulsory health insurance, the generalization of which will cost 14 billion dirhams, family allowances (20 billion dirhams), the expansion of the base of members of the pension scheme (16 billion dirhams) and access to compensation for loss of employment (MAD 1 billion) “, specified Benchaâboun, presenting the framework bill 09.21 relating to social protection before the finance, planning and economic development committee in the Chamber of Councilors.

The financing of this reform is based on two mechanisms, the first consists of an affiliation system (28 billion dirhams), which concerns people having the capacity to participate in the financing of social coverage, while the second one (23 billion dirhams) ) is based on solidarity and concerns people who do not have the capacity to participate in the financing, explained the minister.

“The financing of this project is based on the axes of reforms and the timetable defined by King Mohammed VI, namely the generalization of compulsory basic health insurance during the years 2021 and 2022 to reach 22 million additional beneficiaries, the generalization of family allowances during the years 2023-2024, to cover approximately 7 million children of school age, the widening of the base of members of the pension schemes in 2025 in favor of five million working people and the generalization of compensation for job loss to cover any person holding a stable job “, he said.

The generalization of the basic compulsory health insurance will be done through the broadening of the base of its beneficiaries, to cover the vulnerable categories benefiting from RAMED, and through a complete implementation of this insurance for the category of professionals and self-employed workers and self-employed persons, who exercise a liberal activity, while adopting the necessary measures in this direction, in particular through the simplification of contribution procedures.

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“The first quarter of 2021 will see the integration of 800,000 traders and artisans, while 1.6 million farmers and 500,000 artisans will be integrated during the second and third quarters”, he detailed, adding that in the 3rd and 4th quarters, there will be the integration of professionals from the transport sector (220,000) and people in liberal and regulated professions (80,000) and that the he year 2022 will see the full integration of vulnerable categories benefiting from RAMED, namely 11 million people.

With regard to family allowances, indemnities for the protection of risks related to childhood and the lump-sum indemnities stipulated by this framework law will be implemented, in particular through the reform of support programs targeting families for the protection of risks. related to childhood.

Regarding the broadening of the base of beneficiaries of pension plans, Benchaâboun noted that this operation will cover people in employment and not benefiting from any pension, through the full implementation of the pension plan. relating to professionals and self-employed workers and self-employed persons exercising a private activity, to cover all the persons concerned.

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