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Employee Benefits in Argentina

Published: Dec-2014 | Format: PDF | Timetric | Number of pages: 55 | Code: MRS - 2021

The report provides in-depth industry analysis, information and insights into employee benefits in Argentina, including:
  • An overview of state and compulsory benefits in Argentina
  • Detailed information about private benefits in Argentina
  • Insights into various central institutions responsible for the administration of the different branches of social security
  • The regulatory framework for employee benefits in Argentina
Executive summary
The development of Argentine social security programs and policies started in the early 20th century. At present, the system has numerous policies and programs, including compulsory social insurance and social assistance. The system provides both basic social protection and a higher level of protection. Under the basic social protection, family allowance and retirement benefits are provided to families and workers employed in the informal sector, while compulsory contributory insurance schemes are provided under a higher level of protection systems.
This report provides a detailed analysis of employee benefits in Argentina:
  • 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 benefits, long-term disability benefits, medical benefits, workmen’s compensation, maternity and paternity benefits, family benefits, unemployment, leave and private benefits
  • It highlights the economic and regulatory situations relating to employee benefits in Argentina
Reasons to buy
  • Make strategic decisions using in-depth information related to employee benefits in Argentina
  • Assess the Argentina’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 Argentina
  • Gain insights into key organizations governing Argentina’s employee benefits, and their impact on companies
Key highlights
  • Argentina’s social security system comprises two main branches: social insurance and social assistance.
  • Social insurance is a contributory scheme to which both employers and employees contribute.
  • Social assistance is a non-contributory scheme in which people with income below the subsistence level participate.
  • Private benefit plans are voluntary in Argentina, and employers can define the type and level of cover.
Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary
2 Introduction
2.1 What is this Report About?
2.2 Definitions
3 Country Statistics
4 Overview of Employee Benefits in Argentina
5 Regulations
6 State and Compulsory Benefits
6.1 Retirement Benefits
6.1.1 Introduction
6.1.2 Types of retirement plan
6.1.3 Eligibility
6.1.4 Age
6.1.5 Benefits
6.1.6 Payment options
6.1.7 Employee and employer contributions
6.1.8 Taxation
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 Typical employer practice
6.2.6 Employee and employer contributions
6.2.7 Taxation
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 Employee and employer contributions
6.3.6 Taxation
6.4 Medical Benefits
6.4.1 Introduction
6.4.2 Eligibility
6.4.3 Benefits
6.4.4 Typical employer practice
6.4.5 Employee and employer contributions
6.5 Workmen’s Compensation
6.5.1 Introduction
6.5.2 Eligibility
6.5.3 Benefits
6.5.4 Payment options
6.5.5 Employee and employer contributions
6.5.6 Taxation
6.6 Maternity and Paternity Benefits
6.6.1 Introduction
6.6.2 Eligibility
6.6.3 Benefits
6.6.4 Payment options
6.6.5 Employee and employer contributions
6.6.6 Taxation
6.7 Family Benefits
6.7.1 Introduction
6.7.2 Eligibility
6.7.3 Benefits
6.7.4 Payment options
6.7.5 Typical employer practice
6.7.6 Employee and employer contributions
6.7.7 Taxation
6.8 Unemployment
6.8.1 Introduction
6.8.2 Eligibility
6.8.3 Benefits
6.8.4 Payment options
6.8.5 Employee and employer contributions
6.8.6 Taxation
6.9 Leave
6.9.1 Introduction
6.9.2 Immovable holidays
6.9.3 Transposable holidays
6.9.4 Non-working days holidays
7 Private Benefits
7.1 Retirement Benefits
7.2 Disability Benefits
7.3 Death Benefits
7.4 Sickness Benefits
7.5 Medical and Health Benefits
7.6 Other Benefits
8 Macroeconomic Indicators
8.1 Economic Performance
8.1.1 GDP at constant prices
8.1.2 GDP per capita at constant prices (US$)
8.1.3 GDP at current prices (US$)
8.1.4 GDP per capita at current prices (US$)
8.1.5 GDP by key sector
8.1.6 Inflation rate
8.1.7 Annual average exchange rate US$–ARS
8.1.8 Unemployment rate
8.1.9 Household consumption expenditure
8.2 Demographics
8.2.1 Total population
8.2.2 Labor force
8.2.3 Urban and rural populations
9 Appendix
9.1 Methodology
9.2 Contact Timetric
9.3 About Timetric
9.4 Timetric’s Services
9.5 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Definitions
Table 2: Argentina – Country Statistics, 2014
Table 3: Argentina – Monthly National Minimum Wage, January 2014
Table 4: Argentine Employer and Employee Contributions
Table 5: Argentine Workmen’s Compensation – Contribution Rates, 2014
Table 6: Argentine Family Benefit – Amounts by Region, 2013
Table 7: Argentine Unemployment Benefits – Benefit Based on Contribution
Table 8: Argente Leave – Immovable Leave Dates, 2014
Table 9: Argentine Leave – Transposable Leave Dates, 2014
Table 10: Argentine Leave – Non-Working Days, 2014


List of Figures


Figure 1: Key Institutions of the Argentine Social Security System, 2014
Figure 2: Argentine GDP at Constant Prices (US$ Billion), 2009–2013
Figure 3: Argentine GDP Per Capita at Constant Prices (US$), 2009–2013
Figure 4: Argentine GDP at Current Prices (US$ Billion) 2009–2013
Figure 5: Argentine GDP Per Capita at Current Prices (US$), 2009–2013
Figure 6: Argentine GDP by Key Sector (%), 2008–2012
Figure 7: Argentine Inflation Rate (%), 2008–2013
Figure 8: Argentine Annual Average Exchange Rate US$–ARS, 2009–2013
Figure 9: Argentine Unemployment Rate (%), 2009–2013
Figure 10: Argentine Household Consumption Expenditure (US$ Billion), 2009–2013
Figure 11: Argentine Total Population (Million), 2009–2013
Figure 12: Argentine Size of Labor Force (Million), 2008–2012
Figure 13: Argentine Urban and Rural Populations (%), 2009–2013

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