BELARUS: innovations in compulsory insurance against industrial accidents and occupational diseases

19 September 2019 — Marina MAGNAVAL
Based on the decision of the Council of Ministers d/d August 29, 2019, from September 1st, innovations in compulsory insurance against industrial accidents and occupational diseases entered into force, BELTA news agency informs.

Now, benefits for temporary disability caused by industrial accidents and occupational diseases, as well as surcharges to the average employees' salaries are to be determined and paid by BELGOSSTRAKH, the leader of the local insurance market. The previously mentioned payments were made by insured parties (employers). BELGOSSTRAKH will also compensate or accept as a part of future insurance premiums amounts, paid from January 1 to September 1, 2019, according to the reports for 2019, submitted by insured parties.

Some other rules of insurance premium payment have been amended. In particular, it is now provided that bank details of insured parties (employers) for insurance premium payment, payment of fines and penalties should be published on their official websites.



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