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P.O. Box 679, Koror, Palau 96940
administration@ropssa.org
SSA Office: Tel (680) 488-2457 | Fax: (680) 488-1470
HCF Office: Tel (680) 488-1904 | Fax: (680) 488-4019

Public Announcements

RFP-ROPSSA 2021-03 COMPUTER SERVER08/30/2021

The Social Security Administration is requesting quotes from any interested vendors within and outside of Palau for a Computer Server. All interested vendors must submit their quotes to the SSA office in Koror. All quotes must be sealed and addressed to the attention of Social Security Administrator, Ms. Ulai Teltull, and received no later than 3:00 p.m., local time on September 30, 2021.

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RFP-ROPHCF 2021-02 BACKUP GENERATOR08/30/2021

The Healthcare Fund (HCF) is seeking proposals from any interested contractors, trained technicians and electricians to provide regular maintenance servicing of the HCF Backup Generator. Any interested individuals are request to submit their proposals to the SSA office in Koror. The proposals must be sealed and addressed to the attention of Social Security Administrator, Ms. Ulai Teltull, and received no later than 3:00 p.m., local time on September 30, 2021.

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PUBLIC ANNOUCEMENT05/17/2021

Palauan

Tia subed el mora rokui el smecher el kirir el mo merael el mora Taiwan el kmo, a skoki el China Air a mla otebedii a sbedel el kmo, ng mo diak a omerael er chelechal mei el May 22, 2021 el mo Jun 15, 2021. Tia oltirakl a beches el llechul a Taiwan CECC el kirel a berkel a rakt el COVID-19 ra chelsel a Taiwan City, New Taipei City ma bebil ra basio ra chelsel a Taiwan. Ngokiu tial tekoi, ea rokui el Pilot ma rechad el loureor ra chelsel a skoki a quarantine er chelechal time. Maleuaisei, e bol meklou a rengud e dongiil a mo beches el tekoi malechub eng mo teletelel omerael el mora Taiwan.

A HCF a olengit me kid el rokui bo dekerekikl me lak demetemall ra mlai ma ngii dil accident, e kid el smecher doutekangel el melemolem lomes rar toktang er kid er Belau e doltirakl a bek el cheldechuul e dongiil a beches el tekoi ra omerael el mora Taiwan.

English

This is an important announcement regarding referral cases approved to a hospital facility in the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan. The Healthcare Fund (HCF) is advising the public that on May 14, 2021 - China Airlines (CAL) announced that it will be cancelling a total of seven (7) flights effective May 22, 2021 to June 15, 2021 between the Republic of Palau and the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan. Additionally the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) made an announcement on May 15, 2021 that in response to continued severity of COVID-19 in Taiwan and an increasing level of community transmission shown by cases of unknown source of infection as well as cluster infections in Taipei City and New Taipei City, it would raise the epidemic level to level (3) and would strengthen related measures effective May 28, 2021. This means that Taiwan is now urging people to reduce unnecessary movement between areas as there are ten or more domestically transmitted cases from unknown sources in one day.

Therefore, all Palau approved referral cases pending travel to ROC Taiwan will be placed on temporary hold until new travel announcement from China Airlines is released and upon new information received from Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). If you have been approved for referral care in Taiwan and confirmed all travel requirements with the Healthcare Fund, we ask that you maintain communications with your attending physician regarding your condition at all times. The Healthcare Fund will continue to communicate with the travel agency (CAL) for any information and updates regarding flight schedules and work with Taiwan hospital facilities for admission requirements as approved by the CECC. At this time, we strongly advise the public to stay safe and avoid unintentional injuries that might require immediate evacuation to an off-island hospital facility.

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APPROVED REFERRAL CASES TO TAIWAN02/25/2021

This is an important announcement regarding approved referral cases to a hospital facility in the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan. The Healthcare Fund (HCF) would like to advise the public that due to the strict measures set forth by Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC), all of the hospital facility accepting medical referrals from Palau have designated a limited number of quarantine units for Palau patients.

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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR02/19/2021

Interior Announces $739,500 in FY 2021 Funds for Prior Service Trust Fund Program.

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$50 SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFIT02/11/2021

Palauan

A Social Security Administration a lmuut nguu tial techall e mesubed er tirkel rokui el mesuk a udoud ra Social Security el kmo, aikel Supplemental Benefit $50 (SB1) el mora rokui el chad el melai a SS luldimukl er sel $50 (SB2) el mora Retiree ma Disability a lmuut el mo melemolem ra Kot el Kebesengil a Ongedei l’Buil er chelechal rak (March 01, 2021) e mengiil ra Fiscal Year 2021 Budget el mo omuchel ra April 1, 2021.
Kom Kmal Mesulang!

English

The office of the Social Security Administration wishes to inform all Social Security Beneficiaries that the Supplemental Benefit of $50 a month (SB1) add-on to your SS benefit will continue this March 01, 2021 including the $50 a month (SB2) to specific SS Retiree and Disability Beneficiaries while we await for Fiscal Year 2021 Budget to take effect on April 1, 2021. Thank you!

OVERSEAS REFERRAL CARE UNDER NHI09/11/2020

The Healthcare Fund is advising the public that we will continue to cover for medical referrals to the Republic of China Taiwan. At this time, strict protocol measures are still in place for all international travelers to the ROC. The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) in Taiwan announced that international patients may seek medical treatment in Taiwan, except for non-urgent medical care including health check up and aesthic medicine.

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HISTORY OF THE ROP & SS SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFIT08/17/2020

The Social Security Supplemental Benefit (SB) started in Fiscal Year 2016 [October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016], when the Republic of Palau passed the law, RPPL 9-46 namely ROP Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Act appropriating $1.9m funding to the ROP Social Security Administration to provide a $50 monthly supplemental benefit to all SS beneficiaries. The ROP Social Security Administration successfully implemented this new initiative under the law and indeed received the funding from the national treasury and disbursed the supplemental benefit to all beneficiaries in fiscal year 2016.

In Fiscal Year 2017 [October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017], the ROP passed a law, RPPL 10-3 namely ROP Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Act appropriating $2.1m funding to the ROP Social Security Administration to​ continue providing a $50 monthly supplemental benefit to all SS beneficiaries. Again, The ROP Social Security Administration successfully implemented the law accordingly in fiscal year 2017.

In Fiscal Year 2018 [October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018], the ROP passed a law, RPPL 10-12 namely ROP Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Act amending 41 PNC, the law that created ROP Social Security Administration as part of ensuring that the $50 monthly supplemental benefit to all SS beneficiaries continue without funding from ROP. The law increased the SS Employer and Employee contribution rate from 6% to 7%; removed the maximum remuneration threshold of $6,000 per quarter, meaning that all wages earned were to be taxed the SS rate of 7%; and established a new §765 Supplemental Benefit of $50 monthly. The ROP Social Security Administration successfully enhanced the systems and operations to ensure that SS’ defined benefit formula included the $50 supplemental benefit thereon.

In Fiscal Year 2019 [October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019], the ROP passed a law, RPPL 10-21 to provide an increase of $50 monthly supplemental benefit to all SS beneficiaries with a funding of $2.1m. The ROP Social Security Administration successfully implemented the law accordingly with funding received from the National Treasury. The outcome is a total of $100 Supplemental Benefit to all SS beneficiaries with a $50 initial supplemental benefit coming from the SS Fund and the increase or additional $50 coming from the ROP. A combined total funding of the Supplemental Benefit is about $4.3m.

In Fiscal Year 2020 [October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020], the ROP passed a law, RPPL 10-44 for funding of $2.1m to maintain the $50 monthly additional supplemental benefit to all SS beneficiaries. Further to this, RPPL 10-53 Supplemental 2020 Budget provides a funding of $660k to provide additional benefit to retirees and disabled beneficiaries who are citizens of Palau, FSM, and US effective April 1, 2020 to September 1, 2020. The ROP Social Security Administration has successfully enhanced the systems and operations to ensure that supplemental benefits continue in fiscal 2020 accordingly. A combined total funding of the Supplemental Benefit as of date is about $5m.

NEW OFFICE HOURS05/07/2020

The Office of the Social Security Administration wishes to inform the public that new office hours will effective on Monday, May 11, 2020.

8:00am - 03:00pm for SS Office in Ngesekes, Koror State.
8:00am - 03:00pm for HCF Office in Ngarachemayong Cultural Center.

We thank you for your understanding and support.