01/02/2019 02:56 PM

On October 15, 2018, the Government issued Decree No.143/2018/ND-CP giving details of the Social Insurance Law and the Law on Labour Safety and Hygiene, regarding mandatory social insurance towards foreign labourers in Viet Nam. VSS would like to introduce specific contents of this law...

29/01/2019 08:28 AM

Today, Viet Nam’s foundations, including internal strengths, market economy mindset, role of the State and private sector are now “better and more solid” than 12 years ago when the country joined the World Trade Organization.

28/11/2018 08:44 AM

Experts have suggested labourers think twice before taking a lump sum social insurance payment, explaining social insurance has been seen as savings for labourers when they are old as it is contributed to by both labourers and employers. They gave the suggestions in the context of increasing registrations for lump sum social insurance payments, especially among above-35-year-old employees.

07/11/2018 10:20 AM

The 11th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour held in Singapore on 29-30 October discussed how to maximize the potential of digitalization to promote decent work for migrant workers in the Asia Pacific region. Anna Engblom, senior expert on labour migration at the International Labour Organization (ILO), reviews the opportunities and challenges brought by digitalization in this area.

07/11/2018 09:35 AM

Social security professionals have identified the priority challenges for social security in Asia and the Pacific. Key issues relate to closing the coverage gap, meeting health and long-term care needs and the technological transition. These and other challenges require strategic and often innovative responses by social security policy-makers and administrators, according to a new report published by the International Social Security Association (ISSA).

29/10/2018 07:00 AM

On October 11 and 12, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam Social Security (VSS) Tran Dinh Lieu chaired a scientific symposium on solutions to implement the Penal Code in dealing with crimes in the fields of social, health and unemployment insurance in Quy Nhon city, Binh Dinh province. The event identified specific legal indications of insurance crimes and discussed contents in need of guidance in the resolution adopted by the Council of Justices of the Supreme People’s Court. It also defined the responsibility of the social insurance sector in undertaking criminal procedures to handle crimes in this field.

23/10/2018 07:20 AM

A special highlight in Resolution No. 28-NQ/TW on reforming social insurance policy is synchronous reform to expand social insurance coverage, towards the goal of achieving social insurance coverage for the entire labour forces and population protection, ensure balanced social insurance fund for the long term, adjust the relatively independent pension in relation to the salary of working persons, and change the way of adjusting the pension in the direction of sharing. All such reforms are aimed at sustainable welfare.

12/10/2018 03:08 PM

The Ministry of Health organised a workshop on October 4 on health technology assessment (HTA) and initial application outcomes in domestic medical policymaking. Deputy Health Minister Pham Le Tuan and Deputy Director of the Vietnam Social Security (VSS) Pham Luong Son attended the event.

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