Introduction

The General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) is a semi-governmental body that exercises administrative and financial independence. The Social Insurance Scheme is a part of social cooperation and solidarity provided by society for citizens. The scheme covers private sector workers and a select group from the public sector. The scheme provides contributors and their families with financial aid if the individual has left work due to retirement, disability or death; it provides medical care for contributors with work injuries or occupational diseases and the necessary compensation in the event of occupational disability or death.

GOSI is supervised by an 11 member board of directors, the Minister of Labor, Chairman; GOSI Governor, Vice-Chairman; three members representing Ministries of Labor, Finance and Health; three members of highly qualified contributors; and three members of employers.

Services for employers

Adding Contributors

Employers must notify GOSI once new workers enter employment, provided that the notification is effective within the first fifteen days of the month immediately following the month in which the worker has entered employment. Such notification should be made by completing the approved form in addition to paying contributions

Service available through: GOSI Office, GOSI Online, Data exchange

Excluding Contributors

Employers must also notify GOSI of any worker who leaves employment, provided that the notification is effective within the first fifteen days of the month immediately following the month in which the worker has left employment.

Service available through: GOSI Office, GOSI Online, Data exchang

Modifying Contributor’s Annual Wage

The employer can modify the wage of contributors or occupation of voluntary contributors

Service available through: GOSI Online

Viewing Establishment Account

The employer can view all details related to their establishment, such as branches, the credit and debt balance and fines.

FAQ by employers

Who are the compulsory contributors?

  1. Any worker who has a contractual agreement with an employer to carry out work that is primarily in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in consideration of wage, regardless of the nature, form or duration of the contract or the amount or kind of paid wage.
  2. The Saudi national employee who works abroad but the employer’s head office is within the Kingdom is covered under the Annuities Branch, as long as the work relationship is established to be existing between the worker and employer.
  3. Employees of the state and semi-state bodies who do not benefit from the Civil or Military Retirement Schemes.
  4. Occupational Hazards Branch is applied on a mandatory basis to all workers without distinction of sex, nationality or age.
  5. Occupational Hazards Branch is applied on a mandatory basis to all Saudis workers without distinction of sex, provided that the worker is under the age of sixty when first applied to the Scheme

What is the minimum and maximum wage for contributory wages?

The minimum wage under Annuities Branch is SAR 1,500 and SAR 400 under the Occupational Hazard Branch and the maximum wage is SAR 45,000.

What does the employer’s share mean?

The employer’s share is the amount contributable each month by the employer for their employees, it is 9% for Annuities Branch and 2% for Occupational Hazard Branch.

What is the definition of employment injury?

According to Article (27) of the Law, the employment injury is:

  1. Any accident suffered by the contributor during performance or by reason of his work.
  2. Any accident suffered by the contributor on his way from his dwelling to his workplace and back, or on his way from his workplace to the place where he usually takes his meal or gives his prayer and back.
  3. Accidents suffered by the contributor during movements he makes for the purpose of doing an assignment required by the employer.
  4. The disease established to be caused by work.
  5. The occupational disease duly determined in accordance with the occupational diseases schedule, taking into account the following:
    1. The date of the first medical diagnosis of the disease is regarded as the date on which the injury is sustained.
    2. GOSI’s liability to award the benefits prescribed under the Law takes effect on the date of cessation of the contributor’s engagement in employment or occupation.

What does the field inspection cover?

The field inspection covers all aspects concerning the application of the law and regulations, specifically the verification of registration of all workers with their actual wages.

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