Sick listed should have economic security and help to get back into work. After a major Sickness Benefit Reform in Denmark this piece examines whether it has contributed to a better system in an international perspective. It concludes that the reform has resulted in a better system with more people getting into work and less sick listed with benefits with sick benefit expenditures slightly below EU 28 and neighboring countries. Compared to other countries the Danish sick listed have bad employment protection but good social security and more and stronger return-to-work policies. For more please see the analysis in the daily Politiken.