The Institute of Social Insurance has published official figures that show the increase of the number of voluntary life insurance contracts signed by self employed people that work in the agriculture sector.
According to the Institute, farmers in areas of Bulqiza, Dibra, Gramsh, Has, Kolonja, Kukes, Librazhd, Malësi e Madhe, Mat, Mirdita, Puka, Skrapar, Tepelena and Tropoja have to pay an amount of ALL 29.400 as an annual insurance contribution while farmers in the other parts of the country have to pay an amount of 38 400 ALL per year.
Based on these insurance contributions, farmers can later receive pensions after they retire from the work activity. Currently, more than 10.000 self employed people in the agriculture sector are paying voluntary insurance contracts annually.
The current insurance scheme foresees that the amount of pensions will be calculated based on the amount of insurance contributions. Such development is helping in the decrease of informality in this sector, say experts.
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