Research and Markets: Employee Benefits in the Netherlands

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kth4c2/employee_benefits) has announced the addition of the "Employee Benefits in the Netherlands" report to their offering.

The Dutch social security system is one of the most comprehensive in Europe and is based on social insurances and supplementary income support schemes. It can be classified into three types: national insurance schemes, which consist of old-age pension (AOW) and child benefits (AKW); employee insurance schemes, which include unemployment benefit, long-term disability (WIA) and sickness (ZW); and social assistance.

Contributions for national insurance schemes are based on an individual's income. For employee insurance schemes, employers pay the majority of contributions, with employees paying a proportion from their wages. Employees need a Burger Service Number (BSN, previously known as a Sofi number) in order to register in the financial, tax and social system.

Key Highlights

  • The Dutch social security system covers a large proportion of the population, and plays a significant role in the country's employee benefits market
  • The social security system can be classified into three types: national insurance schemes, which consist of old-age pension (AOW) and child benefits (AKW); employee insurance schemes, which include unemployment benefit, long-term disability (WIA) and sickness (ZW); and social assistance
  • Both social security and private employee benefits are popular in the Netherlands
  • Private benefits provide access to a range of services that improve employees' quality of life
  • Increasing life expectancy, a decrease in state benefits and recent amendments to the pension legislation are forcing the majority of Dutch companies to offer DC or hybrid plans to employees instead of DB ones, in order to keep benefit costs under control

Key Topics Covered:

1 Executive Summary

2 Introduction

3 Country Statistics

4 Overview of Employee Benefits in The Netherlands

5 Regulations

6 State and Compulsory Benefits

7 Private Benefits

8 Macroeconomic Indicators

9 Appendix

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Contacts

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T. Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Insurance