In June, prepaid medical plans will rise 5.5% for all affiliates, while the increase in the July fee will be 8.5%.
This time, the increase will be the same for all users because the possibility of putting a cap according to the evolution of salaries will not be possible since 90% of the Ripte index is taken, which reached 8.78%.
On the other hand, the health cost index published this Wednesday was the highest so far in 2023. The previous ones were 8.21% in February; 7.66% in March; 2.36% in April; 4.76% in May; and finally 5.49% that will be reflected in the next June installments. The cumulative rise in the year is 40%.
It should be noted that those affiliates with net income below six minimum wages (it stands at $507,072) can request that a lower percentage increase in dues be applied to them. For these users, the adjustment formula is different and is equivalent to 90% of the evolution of wages by the Ripte index.
For those who are registered in the registry that seeks to put a cap on the increases with respect to wages. They had the following increases: 4.91% in February; 5.04% in March; 2.36% in April; 3.43% in May; and 5.49% in June. This gives a accumulated increase in the year of 31.5%.
It is estimated that in Argentina, private medicine companies have some 6 million affiliates, of which 4.5 million derive their contributions through union social works.