THE GOVERNMENT’S EMERGENCY ORDINANCE NO.68/2014 AMENDS AND SUPPLEMENTS THE GOVERNMENT’S EMERGENCY ORDINANCE NO.158/2005 ON LEAVE AND HEALTH INSURANCE ALLOWANCES.

The main measures established by emergency ordinance are the following:

Spouse of the natural person who carries out an activity independently, participates in the activities of an Individual Enterprise or Sole Trader can be insured in the system of leave and allowances.

Husband or wife of the owner of the Individual Enterprise or of the Sole Trader has the right to declare an income for which pays a contribution of 0.85% to qualify for medical leave settled by the Unique National Fund for Health Insurance if he or she submits a statement of assurance for holidays and allowances to the local health at which he/she is registered.

Women who are not insured because of non-imputable reasons are entitled to leave for pregnancy and confinement with a duration of 126 calendar days for which is granted maternity allowance if they give birth to a child within nine months from the date they lost their quality of being insured.

In case the employer suspends temporarily his work or ceases to exist through liquidation, reorganization, bankruptcy, medical leave rights for temporary disability, maternity benefits, etc. continue to be paid from the National Health Insurance Unique Fund if these rights were born prior to this situation.

Published in The Romanian Official Gazette, First Part, no. 803 of the 4th of November 2014
The normative act has entered into force at 04.11.2014
Issuer: Romanian Government