|News ID: 133||Publish Date : 1/12/2015||Hour : 11:14||Group: Home|
During the visit of Mr. Maxim Topilin, the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation to the official authorities of the I.R. of Iran, a meeting was held with the presence of Russian delegation and Dr. Nourbakhsh, the Managing Director of Iranian Social Security Organization (ISSO) accompanied with the ISSO high-rank manager and authorities to discuss the social security systems of both countries.
Explaining an abstract of the 60-year-old history of the ISSO and introducing different social insurance benefits and services, Dr. Seyed Taghi Nourbakhsh stated that: Retirement pension and health care services are the most important provided services to the insured population.
He continued: “Our social insurance system is based on the Defied Benefit model and is administrated through the intergenerational payment mechanism. The insurance contribution rate equals to 30 percent of the insured wage from which 7 percent is paid by the employee, and 20 percent is paid by the employer, and 3 percent is paid by the Government. The employer also pays another 3 percent as the unemployment contribution rate.
The Managing Director of the ISSO remarked that, the ISSO is obliged to meet the needs of coming generations and invests a remained collected contribution revenue in a variety of investing domains such as pharmaceutical, construction and tourism activities as well as cement, oil, gas, and petrochemical products.
Mr. Maxim Topilin, the Minister of Labor and Social protection of Russian Federation stated that: Unlike the Iranian comprehensive social security system, the health insurance and social insurance are completely independent from each other in the Russian social security system. In this regard, there are two insurance funds consisting of a "Pension Fund" holding the responsibility of paying retirement pension, while the "Social Insurance Fund" provides its covered population with the sickness, maternity, and accident benefits.
He added that, providing health care services is completely authorized to a different system.
During the meeting, Mr Mohammad Hassan Zeda, Deputy Managing Director of the ISSO, explained the retirement conditions and stated: “Generally, each an insured person with a record of paying insurance contribution for 35 years can be retired regardless of his/her age. The insured persons with a record of paying contribution for 30 years, may ask for retirement pension at age 50 for men and age 45 for women.
Meanwhile, the retirement pension is calculated on the basis of the insurance contribution paid during the last two years of service. Those who have had a contribution payment period other than the abovementioned qualifications, may benefit from the retirement pension at the age 60, holding at least a record of 10 year contribution payment period and the pension will also be calculated on the basis of a 10-day wage.