Recent Developments

The Government issued Decree 2946 of 2013, attending the need of promoting labor responsibility and in particular, with the objective of adjusting the number of days in which the employers are responsible of the economic benefits for incapacity caused by general disease, in both public and the private sector. In the Social Security System in Health, employers are only responsible for economic benefits that correspond to the first two days of incapacity caused by general disease.

Actions to follow

  • Adjust payroll parameters so the economic benefits for incapacity cause by general disease will be paid until the second day of incapacity, and not until the third day, as established in previous regulations.
  • Employers must take in account the new provisions at the moment they will carry out the payment of incapacities.

What does the Decree say?

The decree, which came into effect on December 17 of 2013, determines the number of days that employers are responsible for the economic benefits for incapacity caused by general disease, in both the public and the private sector. The number of days that employers will have to take in account starting on December 17, 2013 are:

  • In the Social Security System in Health, the employers are in charge of the economic benefits for incapacity caused by general disease during and until the first two days of the incapacity.
  • In the Social Security System in Health, Health Promoting Entities will be responsible for the economic benefits for incapacity caused by general disease from the third day of incapacity.
  • In the Labor Risk System, the Labor Risk Administrators will be the ones responsible for the temporal incapacities from the following day in which the disease catalogued as a labor one, or the work accident took place.