Month: March 2019


France merges private sector supplementary pension plans

On 1 January 2019, the General Association of Retirement Institutions for Executives (AGIRC) and the Association of Supplemental Pension Plans for Employees (ARRCO) merged into a single unified program called “AGRIC-ARRCO.” The unified mandatory supplementary plan is now managed by […]

New Zealand

New Zealand amends the KiwiSaver regime

The government of New Zealand introduced a tax omnibus bill that amends several tax acts to include some minor changes to the KiwiSaver regime. The changes aim to improve and modernize the administration of the tax system. The Taxation Bill […]


Belgium introduces voluntary supplementary pensions for employees

The government of Belgium passed a law introducing voluntary supplementary pensions for employees (VAPW). The new regulation gives employees the right to make payroll contributions to an individual supplementary pension plan with a provider of their choice if they do […]


The Philippines passes the Telecommuting Act

On 20 December 2018, the Telecommuting Act (Republic Act No. 11165, the “Act”) was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte. The new law allows private sector employees to telecommute or work from home on a voluntary basis. The new […]


Mali to introduce universal health insurance

The government of Mali has introduced a bill for universal health insurance, known as Regime d’Assurance Maladie Universelle, or RAMU. RAMU aims to provide the entire Malian population with a single health insurance plan, in accordance with Article 17 of […]