The primary benefit employers offer in Mauritania is medical benefits for employees and their dependents. It is difficult to determine a standard rate for this insurance because policies are tailor-made, and the size of the policy also impacts the cost.

Employers rarely offer benefits such as life insurance, AD&D, and retirement, and perks are also not common.

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Mandatory Employee Benefits in Mauritania

Mauritania’s social security scheme for salaried workers comprises the following branches.

  • Illness
  • Old age, disability, death (survivors)
  • Accidents at work, occupational diseases
  • Family benefits

It does not cover the risk of unemployment.

Under the labor law, employers are obliged to pay daily allowances in the event of illness. Daily maternity allowances are paid as part of family benefits.

Following Law 2012-007 on the extension of the health insurance scheme, the health insurance scheme for employees of public institutions has been extended to:

  • Employees of private companies
  • Journalists from the private press
  • Persons exercising a profession and self-employed persons carrying out an income-generating activity, regardless of the activity or income
  • Pensioners from these groups


ASCOMA provided this information about employee benefits in Mauritania. Should you need support with your benefits in the country, contact Asinta, and we will connect you with the experts at ASCOMA.

Nothing on this country page is intended to be legal, financial, or tax advice, and readers are advised to consult with their appropriate advisors regarding any legal, financial, or tax implications this information may address.