Employee Benefits in Malaysia 2020

Employee Benefits in Malaysia 2020

  • August 2020 •
  • 46 pages •
  • Report ID: 5637886 •
  • Format: PDF
Employee Benefits in Malaysia 2020

Summary
The Malaysian Social Security System is based on two pillars: the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and the Social Insurance System.Pensions in Malaysia are covered by the Employees Provident Fund, which acts as a fundamental support to the Malaysian pension system and deals with the provision of extensive social security functions.

The social insurance system is administered by the Social Security Organization (SOCSO) and provides financial assistance to insured employees and their dependents in the event of accidents that may result in death, disability or illness or an occupational disease.

SOCSO provides two types of an insurance scheme to employees: the employment injury scheme and disability scheme.Generally, foreign workers are not covered by SOCSO, but under the Worker’s Compensation Act, they are entitled to receive benefits in the event of a work-based injury.

Various reforms have been introduced to improve financial security in retirement by encouraging longer contributions and more prudent distribution of accumulated assets through various incentives.As in many Asian and western countries, Malaysia has also seen adverse demographic developments and needs to restructure its system to deal with future financial challenges.

Occupational pensions are not very common in Malaysia and are mostly limited to larger employers.

The report provides in-depth industry analysis, information and insights of the employee benefits in Malaysia, including: overview of the state and compulsory benefits in Malaysia, detailed information about the private benefits in Malaysia, 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 Malaysia.

Key Highlights
- The Public Services Pension System is responsible for the functioning of the overall social insurance system.
- A person’s national insurance contribution is determined based on their income.
- An insured person who is unemployed or unable to work and whose benefits have been exhausted is entitled to credited contribution.
- In Malaysia, employers provide voluntary retirement benefits to their employees through deferred annuity plans.

Scope
This report provides a detailed analysis of employee benefits in Malaysia -
- 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 Malaysia

Reasons to Buy
- Make strategic decisions using in-depth information related to employee benefits in Malaysia.
- Assess Malaysia’s employee benefits market, including state and compulsory benefits and private benefits.
- Gain insights into the key employee benefit schemes offered by private employers in Malaysia.
- Gain insights into key organizations governing Malaysia’s employee benefits, and their impact on companies.
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