The French government’s 2021 Social Security financing bill, published on 29 Sep 2020, includes the following measures:
- Introduction of an exceptional contribution on complementary health insurers during 2020 and 2021.
- Changes to the governance and funding of a new branch of social security coverage aimed at supporting individuals at risk of losing their independence, for example, due to disability or age.
- Coverage of telehealth consultations by Social Security until 31 Dec 2022.
- Increase of paternity leave to 28 days, up from 14, from 1 Jul 2021.
The bill will be discussed in parliament, and the finalised act likely will be adopted in December 2020.