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Sick Pay

Increased income ceiling in insurance for sick pay from July 2018

Last autumn, the government decided to raise sick pay insurance rates from 7.5 to 8 % base rate price. The law came into force on July 1. On a monthly salary, the law change means that the ceiling is raised by SEK 1 896, from SEK 28 438 to SEK 30 333.

The background to the bill was that wages have increased continuously, while the compensation for loss of income has remained the same for many years.

The benefits covered by the increase are:

  • Sick pay
  • Rehabilitation
  • Affiliated Money
  • Disease carrier's allowance
  • Compensation for sick pay dispute

If you work with payroll this means that you must check the applicable collective agreement, if any calculation has been affected. There may be wage types based on the Sick Pay Act.