The Mexican Social Security Institute will launch on March 31 a pilot program for the enrollment of domestic workers in the Mexican Social Security System. German Martinez, CEO of the Mexican Social Security Institute (“IMSS” for its acronym is Spanish) announced the launch of a pilot program to enroll domestic workers. The IMSS issued an opinion representing that Convention 198 of the International Labor Organization is necessary to have a fair labor environment for all kinds of workers.
The purpose of the pilot program is to guarantee access to medical, pharmaceutical, obstetric services, disability annuity, retirement fund, as well as social benefits like children’s day care and funeral services for domestic workers.
Once the pilot program is launched, the government will give the requirements for employers to enroll their domestic workers into the Social Security System.