Netherlands releases pension reform framework

The Dutch government has reached an agreement on pension reform with the two most important unions in the Netherlands: FNV and CNV. The pension reform aims to change the structure of pension accrual in industry-wide pension funds. Key details For […]


The Netherlands increases health insurance premiums

The Netherlands’ 2020 budget, which passed on 1 January 2020, slightly increased health insurance premiums for the basic package by approximately EUR 37 per year. In addition, the 2020 budget lowered the discounted health insurance premium that insurance providers could […]

Netherlands amends working conditions act

The deadline for compliance with the Working Conditions Act (“Arbowet”) expired 1 July 2018, for existing occupational health provider contracts. The Act, which was amended 1 July 2017, mandates employers to offer employees access to an occupational health doctor (which […]

Netherlands enables pension transfer ability

Starting 1 January 2019, pension providers will be allowed to automatically transfer the total contributions of participants who have accrued rights to an annual pension between EUR 2 and EUR 474.11 to another pension provider after employment termination.