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New Insurance For The Accompaniment Of Children With Serious Illness

Author:Mr Oscar Aitken, Valentina Kuscevic and María Florencia Frontaura
Profession:Carey
 
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On December 30th, 2017, Law No. 21,063 was published in the Official Gazette, creating an insurance for the accompaniment of children suffering from certain serious diseases (hereinafter, the "Insurance") and that modifies article 199 bis of the Labor Code (hereinafter the "Law"),

The main terms of the Law are the following:

Purpose: The Law creates a mandatory insurance for parents of children affected by a) cancer; b) solid organ transplant and hematopoietic progenitors; c) terminal stage or phase of life; and d) severe accident, with life risk or severe and permanent functional effect, in order to grant them a leave of absence from work for purposes of supporting or taking personal care of their affected children. During this period, parents will receive a subsidy that replaces, totally or partially, their remuneration. Individuals who trigger the benefit: In case of cancer, solid organ transplant and hematopoietic progenitor and terminal stage or phase of life, the individuals who trigger the benefit are children over 1 year of age and under 18 years of age. In case of severe accident, with life risk or severe and permanent functional effect, the individuals who trigger the benefit are children over 1 year of age and under 15 years of age. Maximum term of the leave of absence: The maximum term of the leave of absence can be of 45 days, 90 days or until the death of the child, depending on the health condition that affects the minor...

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