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Social Security


Make sure that you understand the costs and requirements of the social security scheme of the assignment destination with our Social Security Reports. Available as part of subscription, the reports contain:

  • Comprehensive summaries of social security contributions required by both employees and employers
  • Guidelines on expatriate liability to local social security schemes
  • Information on active reciprocal social security agreements between countries
  • Summaries of each country’s social security benefit provision
  • Information on retirement age and possible retirement benefits
  • Information on sickness, maternity and industrial injury benefits
  • Information on family allowance eligibility and amounts
  • Statistics on private pension and medical insurance prevalence

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