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Factsheet for measure IT-2020-13/1559 – measures in Italy

Siropack: Extraordinary health insurance against COVID-19

Siropack: assicurazione straordinaria COVID-19

Country Italy , applies locally

    • – ITH NORD-EST
Time period Open ended, started on 23 March 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Company practices
Category 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)

Background information

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.

Content of measure

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.

Use of measure

No information available.


  • Health and safety

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Applies to all workers Does not apply to businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Company / Companies

Social partners

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
  • Main level of involvement: Company level


No involvement of the social partners

Views and reactions

No information available

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      C - Manufacturing C28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

This case is not occupation-specific.


  • 23 March 2020: Covid-19: la Siropack assicura tutti i dipendenti (
  • 07 April 2020: Il ruolo sociale delle imprese nei momenti difficili: il welfare aziendale ai tempi del Coronavirus (


Eurofound (2020), Siropack: Extraordinary health insurance against COVID-19, measure IT-2020-13/1559 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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