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Long-Term Care Insurance Reform in Luxembourg

July 2017

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The Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies in July 2017 passed a reform of the long-term nursing care (LTC) insurance plan provided by Social Security, officially known as “assurance dépendance”.

The new provisions that come into force on 1 January 2018 allow for higher individualization of the range of – mainly nursing – services to better meet the daily needs of LTC beneficiaries. New standards and controls and simplified procedures are introduced as well, adapting the system to changes in society. The reformed system remains in line with the fundamental principles of the Basic Law of 1998.

Luxembourg’s “assurance dépendance” is financed by an employee-paid 1.4% contribution on uncapped gross salaries. The contribution rate remains unchanged by the 2017 reform.

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