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One in four Caja employees confirmed with covid-19 is a nurse

(QCOSTARICA) One in four Caja workers with a positive diagnosis for covid-19 works in Nursing. At August 7, that Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) had confirmed 996 positive cases among all its personnel; 249 of them were nurses Those 996 workers are part of the...

25 Countries Where Your Pension Check Goes Furthest: Costa Rica Is 24th

When it’s time to retire, you may find your pension benefits don’t go far. For Americans and Canadians you haven’t saved enough to continue to live the lifestyle you want in in your home country, and many haven’t — there are other places you...

State institutions to withhold money from delinquent employers

Legislators approved in first debate a bill that authorizes state institutions to withhold payment from companies delinquent with the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS). For example, if the "patito" company who owes the Caja for worker contributions and is doing work for say the...

Steep pension cuts, tax increases could plunge Nicaragua into recession

In April last, the Ortega regiem announced it was raising payroll taxes and cutting pension benefits to bolster a hemorrhaing social security program. In this Feb. 8, 2019 photo, a Sandinist ruling party banner and a national flag fly outside the Instituto Nicaraguense de Seguro...

Is It Over? Daniel Ortega Announced The Revocation Of INSS Reforms

Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega announced this Sunday afternoon that the INSS board of directors revoked the reforms approved on April 16, which increased worker and employer contributions and reduced pensions by 5%, which generated a wave of protests and that left 27 people dead...

Does Public Healthcare (Caja) Deserve to Survive?

(QBLOGS) The Caja (Caja Costaricense del Seguro Social - CCSS) has tried and tried to provide quasi-public healthcare for 70 years only to face an insurmountable deficit, long lines, a shortage of doctors, much needed medical equipment, and minor league patient care. The original intent...

About 800 U.S. Expats in Costa Rica Could Have Their SS Benefits Interrupted

PRESS RELEASE, US EMBASSY, SAN JOSE - The Social Security Administration (SSA) regularly contacts beneficiaries with addresses on their SSA record that shows they reside outside the United States to verify their current status. This year, questionnaires were sent to beneficiaries receiving their own benefits...

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