Medical leave data is now recorded on the online platform.
This was announced during a briefing on Wednesday by the Minister of Health, Labor and Social Protection Alla Nemerenco. According to her, from July 1, 2019, the National Social Insurance Fund (NCCS) calculates and pays temporary disability benefits based on a sick leave. And from August 28, data from the sick leave is processed electronically in the manner prescribed by the Ministry of Health. Patients, as before, will receive paper-based sick leave certificates to provide to the employer. At the same time, medical institutions are contributing data to the online platform so that later this information could be used by the NCCS. The ministry said that the commissioning of the online platform was delayed due to the fact that the company that won the tender for the development of this system, several months after the conclusion of the contract for the development of the platform, refused to execute it, citing the fact that it does not have time and resources. In this regard, the public procurement procedure was carried out again from scratch, and after that the development of the portal for registering sick leave began. Recall, from July 1, 2019, in Moldova, new procedures for calculating and paying temporary disability benefits. According to the new rules, the employer must establish, calculate and pay from his own funds a temporary disability allowance in the event of a regular illness or an accident not related to work for the first 5 calendar days of temporary disability. The monthly allowance paid from the employer's funds will be 75% of the average employee salary. Territorial social insurance offices establish and calculate benefits starting from the 6th day of temporary incapacity for work, and in the case of several periods of temporary incapacity for work, from the first day after the expiration of a total of 15 days paid from the employer's funds. In addition, the territorial social insurance offices establish benefits for tuberculosis, AIDS or cancer, benefits for caring for a sick child - starting from the first calendar day of temporary disability. Benefits are paid from the state social insurance budget. Since July 1, the basis for calculating temporary disability benefits for all categories of recipients has also changed. // 04.09.2019 - InfoMarket.