The impacts of war on insurance in the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East will create significant changes and impact the socio-economic markets in the... Read More
Costa Rica pension reforms went into effect on January 12, 2024. Introduced in 2021 the reforms modify pension regulations for Disability, Old-Age, and Death (IVM)... Read More
This update on Spain’s pension reforms is based on the Royal Decree-Law 2/2023, which contains urgent measures to expand pensioners’ rights, reduce the gender gap,... Read More
The German parental income limit is a hot topic in Germany right now. Parental allowance makes up for a lack of income when parents want... Read More
Tennant, Asinta’s Partner in South Africa, announced that they achieved both the ISAE 3402 Type 1 and Type 2 Audits, underscoring their dedication to maintaining... Read More
South Africa’s Health Insurance Bill (NHI) is a piece of legislation currently being implemented to achieve universal access to quality healthcare services for all South... Read More
Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing, in partnership with People in Law, has published new research into how the employee benefits and wellbeing landscape is evolving... Read More
It has been announced that Japan’s public medical insurance will cover Wegovy, a new obesity treatment. This development comes amid debates over the potential misuse... Read More
In November 2023, UK pension changes for 2024 were announced by the country’s Chancellor of the Exchequer via the Autumn Statement, one of two economic... Read More
The new UAE end-of-service gratuity investment option lets eligible employees gain returns on their monthly end-of-service gratuity earnings, previously paid out as a lump sum... Read More
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
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 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 increases from 6 days to 12 days annually per parent as of January 1, 2024. This benefit under Singapore’s... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
In Australia, employers are required to pay a percentage of an employee’s earnings into superannuation to help save for retirement. This is referred to as... Read More