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Failure to register your housekeeper can get you in trouble with the Caja

Employing a house keeper, a gardener or a care taker sounds easy, but it does create some serious responsibilities. The Caja Costarricense del Seguro...

Caja eliminates health care card requirement starting September 1st

The Caja (CCSS) announces that starting September 1st, it will not be necessary to show the health care card to receive medical attention at...

Costa Rica to use drones to deliver medicine to indigenous communities

Currently, it can take up to three days to deliver medicine to remote communities. Using drones, each delivery would take 30-45 minutes.

Libertarians propose Caja insurance bill for workers earning less than minimum wage

In order to offer basic insurance with the Caja, current laws provide only a minimum monthly wage of ₡185,488 ($345). Caja uses this figure to calculate monthly insurance fees for workers even if they earn less than that. The law does not allow for coverage for temporary workers.

Social Security System wants tourism businesses to settle $6.8 million debt

Costa Rica's public health care agency hopes to recover some of that debt by signing an agreement with the National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) to promote payment plans among its associates.

Caja to offer emergency care only on Holy Thursday, Friday

The Caja will operate normally from Monday to Wednesday of the holiday week.

Public hospitals begin offering online appointments this week

The Costa Rican Social Security System, or Caja, on Tuesday launched a new digital service that allows patients to make appointments at 40 percent of the Caja’s public hospitals and community clinics, or EBAIS.

Public hospitals to offer online appointment scheduling in August

Good news for users of Costa Rica's public health care system: Starting in August, the Social Security System, or Caja, will have a new link on their website ( for patients to schedule appointments online.

Fewer sick days granted during 2014 World Cup after stricter regulations enforced

During the 2010 World Cup, Caja hospitals registered 87,359 people given sick leave. This year 58,580 people received sick leave -- a drop of 28,779 requests despite Costa Rica's success in the Brazil-hosted tournament.

No free dental checkups for self-employed workers who owe the Caja, Sala IV rules

Public hospitals in Costa Rica can refuse non-emergency care for self-employed workers who are behind in payments to the Social Security System, or Caja, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, ruled this week.
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