Changes to the MSAH's administrative sector
A number of reforms to the administrative sector of the MSAH have taken effect from the beginning of the year.
They concern changes to the reimbursement system and the pricing of pharmaceutical drugs as well as to the reimbursement thresholds and customer liability for prescription medicines. At local level, greater attention will be given to the role of preventive work in health promotion. A temporary reduction of occupational pension contributions has also now taken effect to make up for excess work disability pension payments made in previous years. In addition the funding structure of income support is under renewal.
The beginning of the year also sees upward adjustments made to the informal care benefit, family care allowance, veterans' rehabilitation and retired people's housing allowance.