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IIZ+/CII+: Procedure of inter-agency collaboration between disability offices and actors involved ahead of disability benefits

Country of implementation
Switzerland
General short description of the innovation
The procedure of inter-agency collaboration IIZ/CII+ between disability offices and social insurers involved ahead of disability benefits was first introduced in 2005 and further developed in 2008. Centered on the early rehabilitation of sick people at risk of becoming disabled, it concerns, beyond Cantonal disability offices, also health care insurers, accident and sickness insurers covering for loss of earnings, and occupational pensions funds (all of them being private institutions in Switzerland). / Collaboration is binding for all signatory insurers. It regulates the early identification of sick people at risk of becoming disabled and the procedures to follow to register relevant persons with disability offices. In some cases, the collaboration procedure allows for private insurers to conduct initial assessments to determine entitlement to disability benefits. /
Target group
Disabled
Policy Field
  • employment
  • social
Type of Policy
  • public-private partnership
Duration of the policy
introduced in 2005 and further developed in 2008
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural
  • Budgets: unknown
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: unknown
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The main aim with the collaboration procedure IIZ/CII+ is to allow for a quick identification of sick people at risk of becoming disabled, and avoid any further deterioration of their health condition that could result in the long-term exclusion from the labour market.
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
moderate
Type of innovation
  • new form of partnership or cooperation
New outputs
  • governance (new collaborative procedure in the event of sickness to avoid long-term exclusion out of the labour market and risks of becoming disabled)
Intended target group
Sick and disabled people, disability offices and private social insurers
Working age population
  • main source of income: paid work
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • agency or national social insurance body (Cantonal disability offices)
  • central state
  • private for-profit organisations (commercial) (health care insurers, accident and sickness insurers covering for loss of earnings, and occupational pensions funds )
Clarification of the role of various actors
The role of the central state is limited to supporting and encouraging the collaboration.
Intended output
  • governance (new collaborative procedure in the event of sickness to avoid long-term exclusion out of the labour market and risks of becoming disabled )
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
the collaborative procedure increases job retention and diminished risks of being laid-off in case of sickness
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