Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure IT-2020-13/1559 – measures in Italy
, applies locally
|Time period||Open ended, started on 23 March 2020|
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Well-being of workers
|Author||Lisa Dorigatti (University of Milan) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||02 December 2020 (updated 28 January 2021)|
In order to face the sanitary challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the potentially negative consequences on their employees, the packaging company Siropack subscribed a special health insurance plan for all its employees in addition to the welfare measures already present. The plan covers COVID-19 related health issues.
The COVID-19 health insurance developed by the Siropack in March 2020 insures employees against risks related to the contagion with the SARs-Cov-2 virus. In particular, the health insurance package guarantees each employee an indemnity for hospitalization equal to €100 per day, an economic support for the period of convalescence (worth a maximum of €3,000) and several measures of post-hospitalization home assistance. Among the latter is the possibility of requesting a family worker, a baby-sitting service for workers with children under 13 years of age, a pet-sitting service and the support delivery of home shopping.
No information available.
|Applies to all workers||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No involvement of the social partners
No information available
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|C - Manufacturing||C28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Siropack: Extraordinary health insurance against COVID-19, measure IT-2020-13/1559 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IT-2020-13_1559.html
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