Accident insurance systems are pillars of social security. To provide the best possible services requires a sound organisational structure, good governance and excellent management. It also necessitates a willingness to review performance on a regular basis and be open to improvements that are conducive to social security systems and the beneficiaries.
Accident insurance systems, in particular those under reform, are faced with a range of challenges and decisions to take:
- Accident insurance systems throughout the world practice different approaches to ensure social security coverage. Some accident insurance systems provide compensation, medical treatment and rehabilitation to the victims of workrelated accidents, while others also invest their efforts in the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases. The success and performance of these public and private or even mixed accident insurance schemes is often difficult to measure. The history and development of accident insurance systems can provide guidance for countries under reform, wishing to develop high performing accident insurance systems.
- The various effects of the current demographic challenges can impact the services of accident insurance systems. Many countries are being confronted with an ageing workforce, which poses challenges to accident insurance systems and to their ways of preventing occupational accidents and diseases, rehabilitating injured workers and providing general insurance benefits. Studies have outlined a connection between the age and the occurrence of occupational accidents and diseases.
This Seminar, organized in collaboration with the ISSA Technical Commission on Insurance against Employment Accidents and Occupational Diseases will outline the history of development, reforms and current challenges in accident insurance systems. It will therefore be a unique occasion for senior representatives and technical specialists of various social security institutions to engage in an exchange on good practices and innovations.
The working languages of the Seminar will be Azerbaijani, English and Russian.
The Technical Seminar is open to ISSA member organizations and invited participants only.