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EPF i-Sinar Account 1 withdrawal: Here's everything you need to know

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 12/21/2020 - 16:21

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has revealed full details for the i-Sinar program which will allow eligible members to make withdrawals from Account 1. The i-Sinar program was introduced to assist members who are affected by the current pandemic situation. Affected members who wish to take out funds are able to apply online starting from 21st December 2020.

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Switzerland: Government hopes for ‘first successful pension reforms’ of the century

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 11/26/2020 - 17:08

swissinfo.ch (25.11.2020) The reform of the occupational pension scheme is intended to secure the pension level, strengthen financing and improve the protection of part-time employees and thus especially women, Interior Minister Alain Berset said at a press conference on Wednesday. He said he hoped it would be the first successful pension reform in the 21st century.

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Iceland: Support for disability pensioners

Submitted by siha on Thu, 11/26/2020 - 16:40

Government of Iceland (20.11.2020) A one-time payment of ISK 50,000 will be made before 18 December to recipients of disability and rehabilitation pensions who are eligible for pensions during the year, in addition to the December supplement that is usually paid during the month.

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Pension payments and pandemics – four potential policy responses

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 05/25/2020 - 17:12

worldbank.org (14.05.2020) The economic downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is having a major impact on global labor and financial markets – which in turn will have significant effects on pension systems.  Crucially, policy responses will need to strike a balance between the immediate protection of vulnerable groups and ensuring that our pension systems remain able to deliver retirement income in the future as the global population ages. Here, we propose four important policy questions to be considered as governments grapple with this challenge:

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