Social Security Coverage

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At present more than 8 million people in Tehran have social security insurance which means 70% of the Tehran population is covered by Social Security Organization (SSO), said Mohammad Taghi Khosravani Moghaddam,  director general of the organization’s treatment center. He added SSO’s treatment center is in contract with more than 7,000 medical and diagnostic centers, Mehr News Agency reported.  SSO is a nongovernmental organization and is solely financed by contributions (with participation of insured (7%), employer (20–23%) and government (3%) . Social protection is also extended to the self-employed workers, who voluntarily contribute between 12% and 18% of their income depending on the degree of their coverage.