The Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation has prepared a draft law that provides for the amount of insurance rates for compulsory social insurance against industrial accidents and occupational diseases in 2023 at the level of 2022. The document also retains preferential rates for certain categories of employers, MP Svetlana Bessarab noted.

The initiative provides for insurance rates for compulsory social insurance against industrial accidents and occupational diseases in accordance with the types of economic activity by occupational risk class. In particular, they will be differentiated according to occupational risk classes depending on the type of economic activity of the enterprise and will range from 0.2 to 8.5% of the wage fund.

“The Ministry of Labor proposes to maintain in 2023 a preferential tariff at the level of 60% of the amount of insurance premiums for compulsory social insurance against industrial accidents and occupational diseases for the work of disabled people of groups I-III. This measure will help keep the costs of employers at the same level, which is extremely important in the current environment. In addition, employers will be able to continue employing people with disabilities, as their insurance premiums will be reduced by 40%. This is intended to have a positive impact on the employment of citizens with disabilities,” commented Member of the Committee on Labor, Social Policy and Veterans Affairs, Deputy of the State Duma Svetlana Bessarab.