Traders, farmers, traditional artisans, transporters and liberal professionals will be able to benefit from medical coverage, after only one month of their registration and payment of contributions with the National Social Security Fund (CNSS), indicated on Monday. in Rabat, the Minister of Economy, Finance and Administrative Reform, Mohamed Benchaâboun.
Responding to questions from parliamentary groups about “the measures taken for the implementation of the site of generalization of social protection”, during the oral questioning session in the House of Representatives, Mohamed Benchaâboun recalled the adoption, by the Council of the Government, Bill 98.15 relating to the basic compulsory health insurance scheme (AMO) for the categories of professionals, self-employed workers and self-employed persons exercising a liberal activity. This law aims to simplify the registration and payment of contributions procedures, to reduce the duration essential for the start of services from six to a single month, specified the Minister, also noting the adoption of the bill. amending Law 99.15 establishing a pension scheme for these same categories.
All legal measures have been taken for a smooth and efficient implementation of the work of generalization of medical coverage for the benefit of self-employed workers, he assured, noting that a set of bills has been developed and will be subject to the adoption procedure.
This is particularly, argued Mohamed Benchaâboun, the framework bill on the reorganization of the health system to accommodate the citizens who will benefit from the AMO and the bill amending law 131.13 relating to the exercise of medicine.
At the same time, he said that traders, professionals, self-employed workers, subject to the single professional contribution (CPU) or auto-entrepreneur regime, have effectively started to benefit from the AMO.
Efforts have been made, in this regard, to ensure the membership of these categories and allow them to benefit from this important social project, added Mohamed Benchaâboun, emphasizing two flagship measures, including the non-application sanctions during this transitional period, given that it concerns the implementation of a social project. The second measure, according to the minister, concerns the intensification of communication campaigns with the participation of the CNSS, as well as the local representations of professionals and traders, in addition to the organization of meetings with the various national media. There is also talk of disseminating awareness videos to different social media platforms, he said.
Mohamed Benchaâboun also noted that the intensive communication campaign with professional associations demonstrated a misunderstanding of the CPU regime, noting that after providing the necessary explanations on the basis of requests for clarification expressed by professionals, these the latter have responded favorably to membership in order to benefit from compulsory health insurance (AMO).
To this end, the Minister indicated that the essential indicator which reflects the membership rate is measured by the percentage of members among professionals who submit their annual declarations. This figure is now close to 80%.
He also affirmed the predisposition of the General Tax Directorate (DGI) to interact positively with all the proposals aimed at improving the CPU regime and this, within the framework of a participatory approach, in the light of the results. of an evaluation study of this regime.