Global employee benefits consulting in 120 countries

Learn about mandatory and supplementary employee benefits from our consultants in over 120 countries by selecting from the country list below. Learn about:

  • Medical Coverage
  • Retirement & Pensions
  • Life & Disability
  • PTO
  • Perks & more

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Benchmarking & Trends

2024 Employee Benefits Trends in Canada

2024 employee benefits trends in Canada were highlighted at  Cowan’s recent client conference and included strategies for group benefit design for the five-generational workforce, prescription... Read More


Switzerland Increases Leave for Surviving Parents

Effective January 1, 2024, Switzerland increases leave for surviving parents of newly born children. The legislation is known as the Income Compensation Act (EOG). The... Read More


Brazil’s ANS Approved Encorafenib and Cetuximab for Mandatory Coverage

Brazil’s National Supplementary Health Agency (ANS) approved Encorafenib and Cetuximab in combination to treat colorectal cancer effective December 1, 2023. This makes coverage for these... Read More


Unpaid Infant Care Leave in Singapore

Unpaid infant care leave in Singapore increases from 6 days to 12 days annually per parent as of January 1, 2024. This benefit under Singapore’s... Read More

Compliance Update

Spain’s New Transgender Law

Equality for trans people became effective on March 2, 2023, through Spain’s new transgender law that guarantees the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and... Read More


South African Medical Aid Contribution Increases

2023 has continued to be a tough year for South Africa with the Rand ZAR falling 14.69% to the Pound, 13.27% to the Euro, and... Read More


Japan’s Childcare Leave and Benefit Contribution Exemptions

Employers and employees can be exempted from paying health insurance and retirement pension contributions for employees on childcare leave. Those affected include all employees who... Read More


New UK Family-Friendly Laws Transform Employee Benefits

The new UK family-friendly laws give employees greater support and protection, thanks to three ground-breaking Acts and one Bill that received Royal Assent – when... Read More

Benchmarking & Trends

Howden Study Reveals Opportunities for UK Employee Pensions

To mark Pension Awareness Week (11th to 15th September), Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing has launched its latest research findings, ‘SME Workplace Pensions and Benefits... Read More

Global employee benefits solutions

Our approach to your needs is a tailored one, and regardless of time-zone, our response times to your questions are quick. Most new clients experience our assistance this way:

  • Fix urgent issues quickly
  • Build tailored work plans
  • Collect and manage employee benefit data (census and renewal)
  • Provide country/region/industry specific benchmarking
  • Procure and implement benefits
  • Determine plan for governance
  • Manage renewals

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