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Prepaid: official approval of the 10% increase in fees

2021-04-10T14:38:12.826Z

It will be in two sections, in April and May. The latest increase had been unauthorized by Alberto Fernández.



Ismael Bermudez

04/10/2021 11:21

  • Clarín.com

  • Economy

Updated 04/10/2021 11:24

The Ministry of Health authorized the increase in Prepaid fees by a total of 10%.

It will be an increase of

4.5% in April and 5.5% in May

.

This is what the

Health companies

had agreed

within the framework of the joint

venture

that resolved to complement the salary increase

"to reach 36%

, corresponding to the 2020 trigger clause," as reported by the Argentine Federation of Health Providers (FAPS).

With these increases,

an average family plan ranges from $ 15,000 to $ 20,000 per month

.

An incentive that workers achieved by Earnings have is that they

can deduct from the tax base of the tax up to 5%

of the net income of each year.

The

above increases prepaid were 10% in December and 3.5% since March

.

Then the Government stopped another increase of 3.5% since April pending the agreements that were reached in the joint sector of the sector and its impact on the cost of Health companies.

It was also defined that clinics and sanatoriums will receive “

a 34% increase in PAMI divided into four sections

(12% in January, 9% in April, 9% in June and 4% in October);

4.5% in April and 5.5% in May from prepaid medicine;

and it was established that, under resolution, the Superintendency of Health Services will require social works to also grant 4.5% in April and a 5.5% increase in May ”.

In turn, "the Government guaranteed the FAPS the

continuity of Repro Salud during the pandemic,

" says the Federation.

Due to Repro II, in February

the amount paid by the State per worker to health providers such

as clinics, sanatoriums, laboratories and diagnostic centers

increased from $ 9,000 to $ 18,000 per month

, on account of the payment of salaries in charge of the employers.

This reinforcement of Repro II was complemented with the

exemption granted to the Health sector until March 31 from the payment of employer contributions

to Social Security.

This exemption from payment is more comprehensive because it includes clinics and sanatoriums and also social and prepaid works, plus the extension, also for 90 days, of the

reduction of tax rates on bank credits and debits.

These benefits to the sector

are extended for the duration of the pandemic.

While the Ministry of Labor recognizes that because for the Health sector "

non-labor costs grew in a magnitude much higher than labor costs

, companies are forced to assign a higher than usual percentage of their income to purchase inputs doctors and other services necessary for the provision of health to the population ".

And they added: "For this reason, it is feasible in certain circumstances, even if there is an increase in billing greater than the labor cost (or a fall in billing less than the labor cost),

that health providers face difficulties in paying the wages

, since they must assume a greater increase in other basic inputs "..


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Source: clarin

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