Welfare provision

Etymology[ edit ] The German term sozialstaat "social state" has been used since to describe state support programs devised by German sozialpolitiker "social politicians" and implemented as part of Bismarck's conservative reforms. The literal English equivalent "social state" did not catch on in Anglophone countries. Members of Young England attempted to garner support among the privileged classes to assist the less fortunate and to recognize the dignity of labor that they imagined had characterized England during the Feudal Middle Ages. Even though the country is often rated comparably economically free, Sweden's mixed economy remains heavily influenced by the legal framework and continual renegotiations of union contracts, a government-directed and municipality-administered system of social securityand a system of universal health care that is run by the more specialized and in theory more politically isolated county councils of Sweden.

Welfare provision

May 1st hrs during the previous January thru March; or, if not, Then hrs during the previous October thru March; or, if not, Then hrs during the previous July thru March; or, if not, Then 1, hrs during the previous April thru March.

August 1st hrs during the previous April thru June; or, if not, Then hrs during the previous January thru June; or, if not, Then hrs during the previous October thru June; or, if not, Then 1, hrs during the previous July thru June. November 1st hrs during the previous July thru September; or, if not, Then hrs during the previous April thru September; or, if not, Then hrs during the previous January thru September; or, if not, Then 1, hrs during the previous October thru September.

Coverage Effective Date You will become covered for benefits on the date you meet the Initial Eligibility requirements or the Qualifying Schedule requirements.

Continuation of Eligibility Once having become eligible, you shall remain eligible for a full quarter three consecutive months. Should you have been eligible for the previous quarter and not reach the required hours for coverage in the following quarter, you will be permitted to self-pay for the shortage of hours required to maintain your eligibility in the Plan determined by deducting the hours worked from the required three hundred and twenty-five hours.

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The deficit hours are paid at the current contractual contribution rate. Coverage Termination Date Your coverage under the Plan will terminate on the earliest of the following: Welfare provision date the Plan terminates; The date you are no longer a member of an eligible class; The date on which a self-contribution is due and unpaid; The date on which a self-contribution payment is rejected by a bank for insufficient funds; or The date a change is made in the Plan to terminate benefits for your class.

Coverage for Your Dependents Your dependents will become eligible for coverage when you become eligible, or when they become a dependent, if later. When you become eligible for coverage, you will be provided an enrollment package and you will need to complete the required Enrollment forms.

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In the event of a Qualified Medical Child Support Order, you are required to provide for dependent coverage.

Receipt of this type of notice constitutes a Medical Child Support Order and requires the Fund to add a dependent child to your coverage. Coordination of Benefits When there is coverage under more than one group plan, the plan that determines benefits first is called the primary plan, and allows for benefits as provided under the plan.

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The plan that determines benefits after the first plan is called the secondary plan and benefits are limited so that the total amount from all the group plans will not be more than the actual amount of covered expenses incurred.

The rules for which the Health and Welfare Fund will follow for determining which plan is the primary plan are as follows: A plan without a coordination clause will always pay first. The plan covering the patient as an employee is primary and the plan covering the patient as a dependent is secondary.

Should both parents have the same birthday, then the plan that has covered the parent longer will be primary. The plan that covers an individual as an active employee is primary and the plan that covers the individual as an inactive employee is secondary.

The plan that covers an individual as an active employee is primary to the plan covering the individual as a self-pay participant. If both plans do not have this rule, it is ignored. In the case of divorced parents, the following line of benefit determination is applied: The plan of the parent with custody of the dependent child pays benefits first.

The plan of the spouse of the parent with custody of the child pays second. The plan of the parent without custody of the dependent child pays last. If none of the above situations apply, the plan which has had the individual covered the longest period of time is primary.

If there is a court decree which would otherwise establish financial responsibility for the health care expenses with respect to the child, the benefits of a plan which covers the child as a dependent of the parent with such financial responsibility shall be primary and any other plan which covers the child as a dependent will be secondary.

In applying the rules for determining which plan is the primary carrier, the provisions of any plan which would attempt to shift the status of this Plan from secondary to primary by excluding from coverage under such other Plan, any participant or dependent eligible under this Plan, shall not be considered.

In the event another plan is determined to be primary and such other plan is either not financially able or refuses to discharge its responsibility such action shall not cause this plan to assume the primary status. In the event an employee or dependent fails or refuses to comply with the terms and conditions of another plan, thereby resulting in that other plan reducing or denying benefits, this Plan will only provide benefits under the coordination of benefits provision based upon the benefits which the other plan would have provided if the employee or dependent had fully and properly complied with the terms and conditions of the other plan.

Reinstatement of Coverage A participant having lost eligibility for a period of not more than eighteen 18 months may once again become eligible for benefits after having contributions paid on his or her behalf by a contributing employer for at least two hundred hours in any work quarter, and self-paying the deficit hours determined by deducting the hours worked from the three hundred twenty-five hours required.Birmingham’s Local Welfare Provision (LWP) scheme helps vulnerable people in short-term crisis with food and essential items.

It is grant-based, which means people . Consultation on how local welfare provision should be funded in to Changes to legislation: Children Act , Section 1 is up to date with all changes known to be in force on or before 18 November There are changes that may be brought into force at a future date.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization| February , 82 (2) THE AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW Reproduced by permission of the American Economic Association UNCERTAINTY AND THE WELFARE ECONOMICS OF MEDICAL CARE.

Helping child serving organizations and entities achieve better outcomes for children. Health and Safety Executive Construction Information Sheet No 59 Provision of welfare facilities during construction work HSE information sheet.

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