The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social known to most in its abbreviated form as CCSS or just the Caja is out in force to collect money owed to the institution. Many companies owe the Caja money. Some try to play games with the system, so they do not have to pay. Here is a bit of background and a company structure that most expats and Ticos alike do not know about which can be used to avoid the game playing.
The CCSS is the foundation of the social security system in Costa Rica. It collects money each month for itself and various other institutions to cover employee health, death and old age benefits to name a few.