In this country there are these types of Social Health Insurance of Peru, recognized as EsSalud.
It is intended for Peruvian citizens as a contributory health insurance, which meets certain characteristics.
As characteristics of EsSalud it offers services such as; prevention, promotion, recovery, rehabilitation, economic services and social services for the Peruvian population.
Social Security of Peru
You are with the 5 main coverages of the EsSalud insurance.
- Regular Insurance (+INSURANCE)
This regular insurance is for those who work as employees of a formal company and for their families. It has targeted coverage for pensioners.
- Potestative Insurance (+ HEALTH)
His for individuals and independent workers have the ability to make their contributions independently.
- Complementary Risk Work Insurance (+PROTECTION)
The characteristics of this insurance cover workers who perform very risky jobs and are exposed to accidents at work.
Here you can also read: Types of health insurance in Peru
- Agricultural Insurance is Health
It is for the workers of Peru, who carry out farming and breeding, poultry, agro-industrial or aquaculture activities.
Therefore, this type of insurance is aimed at workers in the forestry industry in the field.
- EsSalud Accident Insurance (+LIFE)
It is a personal accident insurance, it covers compensation in case of death, permanent or partial disability.
That could happen as a result of an accident, but they are only for regular, agricultural and optional insurance.
What is Social Security in Peru?
Social security in Peru was created by the Peruvian Institute of Social Security (IPSS) according to Supreme Decree No. 23161 of July 6, 1980, to fulfill the functions, powers, rights, obligations and assets of the Social Security of Peru.
These are the steps you have to take to find out if you have the insurance.
- Enter the web portal essalud.gob.pe
- Go to the “search” area of the page that says “search by” and display the menu.
- Choose the option “essalud consultation” put the personal data there
- Fill in the boxes with your information or that of the insured that requires it
- Press the button that says “consult”
And from here you can check which health center corresponds to you through this link http://www.essalud.gob.pe/agencias-y-oficinas-de-seguros/
How do I know if my EsSalud insurance is active?
Through the previous portal you can see if your EsSalud health insurance in Peru is active or not.