Another decree signed by Mishustin concerns the payment of pension savings.  Photo: Dmitry Astakhov / POOL / TASS

Another decree signed by Mishustin concerns the payment of pension savings. Photo: Dmitry Astakhov / POOL / TASS

Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on the control of premiums for drugs from the list of vital and essential drugs (VED). The document should help prevent unreasonable price increases, the prime minister explained at a meeting with his deputies on Monday.

The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) will be responsible for checking the documents on which the regional health authorities calculated the premiums. Information about the results of the check and the measures taken will be placed in a single register.

– Such events will be held no more than once every two years and according to the approved plan, but unscheduled inspections are also possible. The basis for their conduct can serve as instructions from the president, an appeal from a citizen, or an organization, – explained Mishustin.

As explained in the press service of the government, prices for medicines from the VED list are regulated at two levels – federal and regional. In the first case, the Ministry of Health, together with the Federal Antimonopoly Service, sets the maximum selling price of manufacturers. As a result, the manufacturer cannot sell the drug to pharmacies and distributors above this price. At the regional level, the maximum amounts of wholesale and retail markups to actual selling prices are established according to a special method developed by the Federal Antimonopoly Service.

Another decree signed by Mishustin concerns the payment of pension savings. Russians, who are covered by compulsory pension insurance, who are entitled to a one-time payment of pension savings, will now be able to issue it remotely. An electronic application to the Pension Fund of Russia or a non-state pension fund can be sent, including through the portal of public services.

– The government continues to work on the formation of a social treasury: a modern comfortable platform that will make the entire system of assistance to our citizens as convenient and technological as possible, relieve people of the need to go to the authorities and stand in lines, – the prime minister explained.

Recall that pension savings are formed from the employer’s contributions and income from the investment of these funds by the Russian Pension Fund or a non-state pension fund, depending on where the savings were formed at the choice of the citizen.

People who receive an insurance pension for disability or the loss of a breadwinner or a state pension, who have not acquired the right to establish an old-age insurance pension due to the lack of the required insurance experience, but have reached the age of 55 for women, and 60 years old – for men. Another category is citizens, the size of the funded pension of which, upon its appointment, would be 5% or less in relation to the sum of the size of the insurance and funded pension, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers explained.

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