Policy responses for Monaco - HSRM


Policy responses for Monaco

4.2 Entitlement and coverage

The Caisse de Compensation des Services Sociaux (CCSS) and the Caisse d'Assurance Maladie, Accident et Maternité des Travailleurs Indépendants (CAMTI) cover most costs related to the treatment of COVID-19.

Only certain costs, such as serological tests, have to be paid by the mutual insurance company or by the patient. Screening tests are paid for by the health insurance companies.

Measures have also been taken to enable the use of tele-consultation during the current crisis. This concerns general practitioners, certain specialists and midwives. The refund rate for remote consultations is identical to that of a face-to-face consultation.

In addition, the validity of renewable prescriptions has been extended in order to guarantee the continuation of treatment until 31 May 2020.

Certain measures were provided relating to compensation for work stoppages linked to the epidemic. Until 20 March 2020 anyone returning from a "risk zone" had to report to a Medical Inspector of Public Health. Within this framework, in the event of eviction measures through the issuance of a work stoppage, daily allowances were paid under certain conditions to employees affiliated to the Caisse de Compensation des Services Sociaux (CCSS), as well as to self-employed workers affiliated to the Caisse d'Assurance Maladie, Accident et Maternité des Travailleurs Indépendants (CAMTI).

In addition, due to the closure of nurseries and schools to limit the spread of the coronavirus, parents forced to stay at home to look after their children could benefit, under certain conditions, from an indemnified work stoppage. This measure was for both employees and self-employed workers in the Principality.

In addition, the periods compensated for eviction and childcare are taken into account for the determination of the entitlement to social benefits and retirement.

An initial waiting period (the first three days of ceasing work that were not previously covered for compensation) has been abolished for work stoppages as of March 23 2020.