OECD’s biennial report on the pension systems across OECD and G20 countries. Each edition opens with an overview comparing pension policies of OECD countries and recent reforms. This is followed by at least one thematic chapter and a range of indicators including pension projections for today’s workers.
Funding for the Estonian Health Insurance Fund is set to increase by €144 million next year as the state will continue investing money in cutting patient waiting times and developing primary healthcare. In addition, disabled child allowances will grow and a special facility will open in eastern Estonia to help children who are victims of sexual abuse.
As a result of annual reindexation, some 350,000 pensioners in Estonia will see their pensions increase an average of 8.4% in size. In addition to old-age pensions, pensions for the incapacity for work as well as survivor's benefits will likewise increase, while the value of the national pension rate will rise as well, the Social Insurance Board said.
The cost of getting pensions and benefits sent to people's homes by mail will rise from currently €6.60 to €7.70 a month, the Social Insurance Board has announced. The change will affect some 5,000 Estonian residents.
A large portion of the increase can be attributed to the increased subsidisation of bus services. Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson (Centre) said that greater support for public transport services will ensure better mobility as well as reduce motorisation and pollution of the environment. The state subsidies also make movement easier for less well-off residents, the minister said according to spokespeople
The amount of money necessary for the payment of unemployment insurance benefits in Estonia is set to grow by a quarter over the next four years to €65.7 million in 2022. According to estimates by the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund (Haigekassa), the unemployment insurance benefit is to be awarded to 20,800 people this year in the total amount of €52.5 million.