There are many advantages to setting up your own business, but the day-to-day management of a business entails responsibilities, administrative formalities and some financial risks. For example, the social security regime for the self-employed does not include unemployment or work-related accident insurance.

However, the self-employed are entitled to basic social protection. To claim it, they must register with a social insurance fund within 90 days of starting self-employment, into which they will pay contributions. These are determined by income, and give entitlement to the following social benefits in particular:

Self-employed persons can expand their social protection and that of their family by, for example, taking out additional insurance or insuring their home against seizure.
As regards social protection, self-employed employers must take a number of steps on behalf of their employees.

In this section, you will also find more information about these obligations :