Insurance Protection of Soldiers in Missions and Operations Outside the Country

Magda Ligaj
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIII, Issue 4, 148-161, 2020
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/1677


Purpose: The aim of this article is to present the essence of health insurance and the consequences of unfortunate events of soldiers participating in missions and operations outside the country. Design/Methodology/Approach: The study will show the basic definitions of insurance, then the missions and operation will be presented in which soldiers of the Polish Army took or take part. Findings: . The article also shows the currently applicable system of benefits and receivables due to soldiers in the event of accident or illness in connection with service in the Polish Military Contingents, as well as the author’s own (pilot) research carried out in the 15th Giżycko Mechanized Brigade. Practical Implications: Research results can be used by relevant state authorities, as well as the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces to create an insurance policy for soldiers directed to carry out tasks under operations outside the country, as expected. Originality/Value: The issue of insurance of soldiers participating in missions outside the country remained outside the area of scientific interest and was treated by decision-makers subjectively. In the event of damage to health, the benefit paid did not guarantee the recovery of the soldier’s life skills. The proposed model includes the inclusion of government administration bodies to bear the costs of soldiers’ insurance protection, as well as each mission participant individually.

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