Reform of Long-Term Care Insurance Introduced in Luxembourg

Yesterday marked the introduction of a reform to long-term nursing care insurance in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

On 12 July 2017, the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies voted on the reform of long-term nursing care insurance, a vote supported by Social Security Minister Romain Schneider.

The new provisions, which will come into force on 1 January 2018, will allow better individualisation of the range of services to meet the daily needs of each person, and enhanced quality through the implementation of clear standards and criteria with adequate controls. They also include the simplification of procedures and consolidation of the system in the light of societal developments and in compliance with the fundamental principles of the Basic Law of 1998.

Minister Schneider commented on the vote: “I am pleased that the House has agreed to a bill that consolidates the foundations of care insurance and provides real added value for the beneficiary.”