PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Social & Health Insurances SZV has
employers fully engaged in their compliance campaign over the past months. So far, employers have had the opportunity to attend various information sessions and workshops where SZV elaborates the rights
and obligations. Most recently, SZV hosted a “Chain of Liability” information session for construction sector companies. This session elaborated on the responsibility and liabilities of employers surrounding registration and filings of company, sub-contractors and employees.
Last month, SZV presented the employer obligations during a session hosted by the National Employment Service center of the Department of Labor Affairs at the Government building for newly registered and established businesses. These obligations can be found on the website of SZV as well as the accompanying procedures. Two popular SZV tools and services were presented during the event, the Employer Portal and the monthly Mutation form workshops.
The SZV Employer Portal is accessible via www.szv.sx and companies with an account can submit and declare their monthly ZV and OV premiums online. The portal offers an online overview of past declarations as well as automatic calculations, and other benefits. At present, SZV is testing additional functions such as online registration and mutations of employees. This option would significantly reduce the waiting times for employers but also improve the accuracy of employee information submitted by the companies to SZV. With the automation of this process, employees would have less hassle requesting their medical insurance cards as their registration by the employer would be complete at SZV.
In the meantime, employers continue to register their employee information via a paper mutation form. Employers who struggle with the use of the mutation form can now register for a training on how to do this correctly. This training would also benefit those who opt to make use of the online option in the future. The mutation form workshop is a hands-on approach training on how employers must correctly fill in the mutation form. The workshop is free and is offered every last Wednesday of the month at the SZV office from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Companies who are interested can register online via www.szv.sx.
The compliance campaign generally highlights the various obligations, monthly deadlines and implications for companies who have employees. Employers who would like more detailed information or have case specific inquiries are encouraged to visit or contact the Employer’s desk at SZV or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .