Within the continuous efforts to expand the
social insurance umbrella to cover the different segments of the society
and with a view to realize job and career stability, the social
insurance system for Omani self-employed, businessmen, liberal
professionals and the like was issued. The system was promulgated by the
royal decree no. 44/2013 under the name "Social Insurance
System for Self-Employed Omanis and the like”, to be a complementary for
the schemes and program implemented in the Sultanate as an incentive
for the national workforce to engage in this vital sector. Subscription
to this system is optional for the insurance branches of old age,
disability, and death stated in social insurance law. Insurance branches
of work injuries and occupational diseases and not included in the
system. The beneficiaries are:
1- Businessmen: any natural person employing one or more employees
against certain wage.
2- Liberal professionals such as lawyers, doctors, engineers,
accountants, and auditors.
3- Nationals registered in accordance with the Commercial Register Law
as working in the fields of trade, industry, commerce, or finance and
the like who work on their own account.
4- Partners in all commercial companies, except the joint stock
5- Nationals who work on their own account in any occupation such as
fishermen and drivers of public transportation vehicles.
6- Nationals who engage in business activities that require a permit or
license from the competent authorities.
7- Other nationals may be included to benefit from the provisions of
this law subject to the approval of the Board and the Ministry of
Finance and subject to a decision issued by the Minister in this regard.
The decision should set the date when the provisions of this law should
come into force.