19 March 2020 – Costa Rican Social Security Fund approves a range of measures to assist business to keep employees

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Health, Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Costa Rican social security system (CCSS)

Overview: The Board of Directors of the Costa Rican social security system (CCSS) approved a series of measures aimed at containing late payments for employers and independent workers’ social security fees to encourage the continuity of employment in the country.
Full details here: https://www.presidencia.go.cr/comunicados/2020/03/ccss-aprueba-medidas-para-apoyar-empresas-privadas-ante-emergencia-nacional/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The Board of Directors of the Costa Rican social security system (CCSS) made this decision to provide “oxygen” to employers and independent workers, who, due to the national emergency caused by COVID-19, suffer arrears in the payment of social security fees.