Malmökommissionen fick Planpriset 2014. Foto: Sanna Dolck.

Social insurances

When you are employed in Sweden, your social insurances are paid for by the employer or are included in your taxes. These include sick pay/sickness benefit, health insurance, parental insurance and pension.

When you are unable to work because of illness or you need to care for your sick child, you get 80 per cent of your normal salary.

The social insurances also include pension. It is essential that you see to getting the pension scheme stipulated in a collective agreement, not only the scheme stipulated by law.

If you are self-employed, you need to arrange for your pension (except the part stipulated by law) yourself.

The only social insurance that you, as an employee, have to register for on your own is the unemployment insurance.