Rates of Health Insurance and Social Security in the Republic of Albania and Region

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Open Data Albania is investigating the rate of social security and health insurance contributions in our country and the region. Social security and health insurance contributions are compulsory payments, for all economically active persons, including the self-employed.

Paying social security and health insurances contributions makes it possible to benefit from The Social Security Law (Law no. 7703, dated 11.05.1993) and the Health Insurance Law (Law no. 7870, dated 13.10.1994). Contributions are collected by the tax authorities on behalf of the Social Insurance Institute and the Institute of Health Insurance.

The minimum salary considered for calculating social security contributions as from 08.01.2013 is 19,026 ALL and the maximum monthly salary is 95,130 ALL (DCM no. 581, dated 07/17/2013).

But in the employment relationship, the employer is obligated to implement the minimum monthly basic salary nationwide, which from the date 07/01/2013 is 22 000 ALL (DCM no. 573, dated 03/07/2013). As of January 1, 2014 health insurance contributions are calculated on the gross salary and not on the minimum/maximum wage as previously estimated.

The contribution for Health Insurance in Albania is 3.4%, while the Social Security contribution is 24.5%. The employer pays 16.7% of contributions, while the employee pays 11.2% of contributions.
Compared with countries in the region, Serbia has the highest rate of social security contributions, followed by Bosnia-Herzegovina and our country. The lower level is held by Kosovo with only 10%.

Source: The relevant legislation of each country
Comments and analysis: ODA

The rate of health insurance contributions ranks first Bosnia and Herzegovina, followed by Serbia and Montenegro. Albania is ranked last, as Kosovo has no health insurance scheme.

Source: The relevant legislation of each country
Comments and analysis: ODA

Looking at the total social security and health insurance contributions, we see that Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia have higher rates, up to 41.5%, while our country is ranked last below Macedonia and Kosovo.

Source: The relevant legislation of each country
Comments and analysis: ODA



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    Contributer: Ina Baja
    Translated by: ODA
    Edited by: ODA