Panamanian Social Security Fund

The Panamanian Social Security Fund (CSS) or Caja de Seguro Social Panameña (as it is known in Spanish) is a public institution of the Republic of Panama that is in charge of the planning, control and administration of the contingencies of the social security of Panama. The Social Security Fund was founded on March 21, 1941, by means of Law No. 23. The main headquarters of the Panama Social Security Fund is in the capital of Panama, Panama City. This public institution is the one most frequently visited by Panamanian citizens regarding the issue of social security. In the National Health System of Panama, the Social Security Fund insures 80% of the population, of health services and economic benefits, 20% of the so-called uninsured population, is attended at their cost in the National System of health by the Ministry of Health.[1][2]

Panamanian Social Security Fund
Caja de Seguro Social
Agency overview
Employees34,350 (2020)
Annual budgetB/. 6,108,700 million (2020)
Agency executive


The Panamanian Social Security Fund is in charge of administering and governing the social security system of the Republic of Panama. The social security fund is responsible for coordinating pensions, plans such as survival, disability and old age. The social security fund also offers benefits to the civilian population, such as: maternity benefits and sickness benefits, all these benefits are administered by the social security fund of the republic of Panama.[3]


The headquarters of the Social Security Fund is located in the capital of Panama, Panama City, in the district of Ancón, Clayton, on Calle Demetrio Basilio Lakas. Currently where the headquarters of the Social Security Fund is located, part of the Panama Canal Zone was located, which was an unincorporated territory of the United States.[2]

General managementEdit

The positions of the directors and executive directors, together with their respective officials, of the Social Security Fund Board of Directors:[4]

  • Director general: Enrique Lau Córtes[5]
  • Deputy director general: Francisco Bustamante Peña
  • General secretary: Daniel Delgado Diamante
  • Executive director of Health Services and Benefits: Felix Camargo Ardines

Executive Director of Human ResourcesEdit

  • Roberto Crespo Lezcana

Executive Director of Finance and AdministrationEdit

  • José Croston

Executive Director of Economic BenefitsEdit

  • Dídimos Barrios

Executive Director of LegalEdit

  • Benicio Robinson[6]

Executive Director of Insured ServicesEdit

  • Alfredo Petterson

Executive Director of Innovation and TransformationEdit

  • Carlos Rodriguez

Executive Director of CommunicationsEdit

  • Mara Rivera

Executive Director of Infrastructure and Support ServicesEdit

  • Carlos Rodriguez


  1. ^ "Seguridad Social - Caja de Seguro social". Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Caja de Seguro Social - Panamá". Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  3. ^ "BNamericas - Caja de Seguro Social (CSS)". Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Dirección General - Caja de Seguro Social Panamá". Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  5. ^ [,%20director%20general,Arnulfo%20Arias%20Madrid%E2%80%9D%20(CHDr. "DIRECTOR GENERAL DE LA CSS PRESENTA AL NUEVO DIRECTOR M�DICO DEL COMPLEJO | CSS Panam�"]. Retrieved 2020-11-01. replacement character in |title= at position 56 (help)
  6. ^ "Bancada del PRD condiciona ratificación del director de la CSS | La Prensa Panamá". (in Spanish). 2017-04-27. Retrieved 2020-11-01.

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