Remember that during
the month of February Employers must present the "Annual
Determination of the Occupational Risk Rate for Social
Your risk rate (PRIMA DE RIESGO) is one of the elements
of Social Security that you pay every month for your
Who is obligated to
If your industrial activity has changed in the
last year, you ARE obligated to present it.
If you are already at the minimum risk rate of
0.50000 and you have had no accidents during the
year, you are NOT obligated to present it.
If you are not at the lowest rate and have no
accidents, you will be able to lower your rate
by 1% each year until reaching the minimum.
If you have completed the Federal Health and
Safety Certification program you (Auto Gestión)
you can use a different base to calculate your
certification you will pay less Social Security.
Usually your accounting department does this
determination every year, but they often do not take
advantage of Health and Safety Certification to lower
Social Security payments. Certification can save you a
lot of money in your Social Security payments
For more information
and answers to FAQ, go to:
To be informed, consider purchasing our translation of
the Social Security law and its Regulation.
Contact Lic. Glenn Louis McBride at