Zimbabwe. Health, pension deal for informal sector
The National Social Security Authority (NSSA)’s much-awaited pension and health insurance schemes for the informal sector have been established, with paid-up beneficiaries being entitled to retirement pension, survivor’s pension, funeral grants and health insurance coverage.
The three voluntary schemes — Informal Sector, Health Insurance and Maternity Protection — will also include retirement grant, survivor’s grant, invalidity pension, invalidity grant and maternity cover as benefits.
The schemes will come as a boost to most informal sector workers and self-employed actors who have failed to access facilities from mainstream insurance firms that require consistent income.
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