social insurance

Definitions of social insurance
  1. noun
    government provision for unemployed, injured, or aged people; financed by contributions from employers and employees as well as by government revenue
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    national insurance
    social insurance program in Britain; based on contributions from employers and employees; provides payments to unemployed and sick and retired people as well as medical services
    national assistance, social assistance, supplementary benefit
    benefits paid to bring incomes up to minimum levels established by law
    Social Security
    social welfare program in the U.S.; includes old-age and survivors insurance and some unemployment insurance and old-age assistance
    unemployment, unemployment compensation
    payment by a United States agency to unemployed people
    disability insurance
    social insurance for the disabled
    health care
    social insurance for the ill and injured
    old-age insurance
    insurance paid to the elderly
    survivors insurance
    insurance paid to surviving spouses
    health care for the aged; a federally administered system of health insurance available to persons aged 65 and over
    health care for the needy; a federally and state-funded program
    primary health care
    health care that is provided by a health care professional in the first contact of a patient with the health care system
    type of:
    public assistance, social welfare, welfare
    governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
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