Morocco: Social protection generalization project on track; implementation to be monitored by inter-ministerial committee

The implementation of the project to generalize social protection will be monitored by an inter-ministerial committee, whose creation was announced by head of government Aziz Akhannouch.

Akhannouch who made the announcement during a cabinet meeting said the inter-ministerial committee is the starting point for the operationalization of this unprecedented royal social project, stressing the solicitude of King Mohammed VI for the citizens and his keenness to see all Moroccans benefit of social protection.

The project-related decrees will enable 3 million citizens among independent workers, and non-wage earners and their dependents to benefit from the compulsory health insurance scheme.

 

Moroccan citizens who are part of the unified professional contribution system will be able to register starting next December and begin benefiting from compensation starting from January 1st, next year.

 

Traditional tradesmen and self-contractors will be eligible for registration in the first two months of 2022.

 

The inter-ministerial committee in charge of following up the new project implementation will be chaired by the Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, while its main members are the ministers of finance, interior, health and social protection, evaluation of public policies, and the minister in charge of the budget.

Following the approval of the compulsory health insurance decree, a technical committee at the Ministerial Committee will be created to provide assistance and technical support to the application of the cabinet’s decision.

 

The technical committee will be chaired by the Minister in charge of the budget, and will include a representative of each of the governmental authorities represented in the Ministerial Committee, as well as the Director-General of the National Social Security Fund and the Director of the National Health Insurance Agency.

 

The technical committee can be extended to other professional categories if the concerned ministerial departments deem it useful.

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