Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan, healthcare is the number one benefit people care about. Governmental healthcare is insufficient and the cost of private medical clinics is very high. When asked to rank four other common benefits in order of importance, the average Kazakh employee will respond with: Death, Disability, Personal Accident and Retirement.

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Natalia Zaborovska

MAI-CEE

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Country Insight

Try something different — Kumis (mare’s milk) or Shubat (camel’s milk).

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Currently employees are very concerned about loss of income and permanent, partial or full disability before retirement. From a wellness standpoint employees are asking for benefits that include gym memberships, pools and even yoga.

Average Cost For Employer Sponsored Benefits

The average monthly cost for a typical benefits package is 190 American Dollars per month.

Advice

Good advice for an employer entering the Kazakhstan market is to decide on the best possible conditions of employment in order to limit the employer’s liability (as per Kazakh law).

Surprising Fact

Very surprising to many employers is the fact that employees’ expectations relating to health insurance are very high, in fact, too high. This is due to a lack of understanding of insurances as a whole.

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