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Employee Benefits in Poland 2020

  • ID: 5010917
  • Report
  • February 2020
  • Region: Poland
  • 52 pages
  • GlobalData
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Employee Benefits in Poland 2020


Poland has a well-developed social security system that covers the risks of employees, self-employed persons and their family members. Poland has two special insurance schemes: the Social Insurance Institution (Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych - ZUS) and the Agricultural Social Security Fund (Kasa Rolniczego Ubezpieczenia Społecznego - KRUS). ZUS is the Polish state organization responsible for social insurance benefits of employees, and KRUS is the Polish social insurance fund that provides benefits to farmers. ZUS is supervised by the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy and is responsible for sickness and maternity cash benefits, as well as pensions for retirement, invalidity, survivors, accidents at work and occupational diseases.

ZUS is also responsible for the collection of social insurance and health insurance contributions, as well as contributions to the Labor Fund and the Fund of Guaranteed Employee Benefits. The pension system in Poland was reformed in 1999, which replaced the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) retirement system with a three-pillar retirement system, comprising Pension Institutions, Open Pension Funds and Voluntary Occupational Pensions.

The report provides in-depth industry analysis, information and insights of the employee benefits in Poland, including: overview of the state and compulsory benefits in Poland, detailed information about the private benefits in Poland, insights on various central institutions responsible for the administration of the different branches of social security and the regulatory framework of the employee benefits in Poland.

Key Highlights
  • Old-age and survivor's pension, unemployment, maternity and paternity benefits, insurance against accidents at work, insurance against occupational diseases, family benefits, compulsory insurance for healthcare are the main state and compulsory benefits in force in Poland.
  • Pension benefits are usually paid in the form of annuities. Individuals who don’t have sufficient funds to receive pensions will be paid benefits in the form of lump sum amount or periodic payments for up to five years.
  • Private pension benefit schemes come under the third pillar and are classified as voluntary occupational pension schemes.

This report provides a detailed analysis of employee benefits in Poland -
  • It offers a detailed analysis of the key government-sponsored employee benefits, along with private benefits
  • It covers an exhaustive list of employee benefits, including retirement benefits, death in service, long-term disability benefits, medical benefits, workmen's compensation insurance, maternity and paternity benefits, family benefits, unemployment, leave and private benefits
  • It highlights the economic and regulatory situations relating to employee benefits in Poland
Reasons to Buy
  • Make strategic decisions using in-depth information related to employee benefits in Poland.
  • Assess Polish employee benefits market, including state and compulsory benefits and private benefits.
  • Gain insights into the key employee benefit schemes offered by private employers in Poland.
  • Gain insights into key organizations governing Polish employee benefits, and their impact on companies.
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2.1 What is this Report About?
2.2 Definitions




6.1 Retirement Benefits
6.1.1 Introduction
6.1.2 Eligibility
6.1.3 Benefits
6.1.4 Payment Options
6.1.5 Contributions
6.2 Death in Service
6.2.1 Introduction
6.2.2 Eligibility
6.2.3 Benefits
6.2.4 Payment Options
6.2.5 Contributions
6.3 Long-Term Disability Benefits
6.3.1 Introduction
6.3.2 Eligibility
6.3.3 Benefits
6.3.4 Payment options
6.3.5 Contributions
6.4 Short-Term Sickness Benefits
6.4.1 Introduction
6.4.2 Eligibility
6.4.3 Benefits
6.4.4 Payment Options
6.4.5 Contributions
6.5 Medical Benefits
6.5.1 Introduction
6.5.2 Eligibility
6.5.3 Benefits
6.5.4 Contributions
6.6 Workmen’s Compensation Insurance
6.6.1 Introduction
6.6.2 Eligibility
6.6.3 Benefits
6.6.4 Contributions
6.7 Maternity and Paternity Benefits
6.7.1 Introduction
6.7.2 Eligibility
6.7.3 Benefits
6.7.4 Contributions
6.8 Other Benefits
6.8.1 Family Benefits
6.8.2 Long Term Care Benefits
6.8.3 Minimum Resources
6.8.4 Unemployment Benefits
6.8.5 Leaves and Holidays

7.1 Retirement Benefits
7.2 Death Benefits
7.3 Disability Benefits
7.4 Medical Benefits
7.5 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefits

8.1 Methodology
8.2 Contact the Publisher
8.3 About the Publisher
8.4 The Publisher's Services
8.5 Disclaimer

List of Tables
Table 1: Insurance Industry Definitions
Table 2: Poland - Country Statistics
Table 3: Poland - PPK implementation dates
Table 4: Poland - Contributions under PPK
Table 5: Poland - Qualifying Period for Long-term Disability Benefit
Table 6: Poland - Duration of Leaves
Table 7: Poland - Amount of Benefit
Table 8: Poland - Long-term Care Benefits in Kind
Table 9: Poland - Leaves: Fixed National and Public Holidays 2020
Table 10: Poland -Employers’ Contributions 2017

List of Figures
Figure 1: Poland - Main Institutions of Social Security System
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