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Employee Benefits in Liechtenstein

Published: Mar-2015 | Format: PDF | Timetric | Number of pages: 49 | Code: MRS - 6705




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


Executive summary


The principality of Liechtenstein’s social security system covers all persons residing or working in the country. State pensions, corporate or company pensions (a mandatory occupational scheme for employees) and private pensions are the three main pillars of Liechtenstein’s social security system. This network allows to cover the risks related to sickness, invalidity, accidents at work and occupational diseases, healthcare and unemployment, and to prepare financially for retirement. State and corporate pensions are mandatory, while private pensions are voluntary.




This report provides a detailed analysis of employee benefits in Liechtenstein:


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, short-term sickness benefits, medical benefits, workmen's compensation, maternity and paternity benefits, family benefits, minimum resources, long-term care benefits, unemployment and private benefits
It highlights the economic and regulatory situations relating to employee benefits in Liechtenstein


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Key highlights


State pensions (social insurance – first pillar), corporate or company pensions (mandatory occupational scheme for employees – second pillar) and voluntary private pensions (third pillar) are the three main pillars of the Liechtenstein’s social insurance system. State pensions and corporate pensions are mandatory, while private pensions are voluntary.
The Ministry for Social Affairs is responsible for the country’s social welfare and social insurance. Created in 2013, the Ministry coordinates most of Liechtenstein’s social security system, including old-age and surviving dependents’ insurance, health insurance and maternity allowances.
Voluntary private insurance is designed to supplement the first and second pillars at an individual level. The third pillar is 100% funded by employees.

Table Of Content


1 Executive Summary

2 Introduction
2.1 What is this Report About?
2.2 Definitions
3 Country Statistics

4 Overview of Employee Benefits in Liechtenstein

5 Regulations

6 State and Compulsory Benefits
6.1 Retirement Benefits
6.1.1 Introduction
6.1.2 Eligibility
6.1.3 Age
6.1.4 Benefits
6.1.5 Payment options
6.1.6 Employee and employer contributions
6.1.7 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 Employee and employer contributions
6.2.6 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 Short-Term Sickness Benefits
6.4.1 Introduction
6.4.2 Eligibility
6.4.3 Benefits
6.4.4 Payment options
6.4.5 Employee and employer contributions
6.4.6 Taxation
6.5 Medical Benefits
6.5.1 Introduction
6.5.2 Eligibility
6.5.3 Benefits
6.6 Workmen’s Compensation
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 Maternity and Paternity Benefits
6.7.1 Introduction
6.7.2 Eligibility
6.7.3 Benefits
6.7.4 Payment options
6.7.5 Employee and employer contributions
6.7.6 Taxation
6.8 Family Benefits
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 Minimum Resources
6.9.1 Introduction
6.9.2 Eligibility
6.9.3 Benefits
6.9.4 Payment options
6.9.5 Employee and employer contributions
6.9.6 Taxation
6.10 Long-Term Care Benefits
6.10.1 Introduction
6.10.2 Eligibility
6.10.3 Benefits
6.10.4 Payment options
6.10.5 Employee and employer contributions
6.10.6 Taxation
6.11 Unemployment
6.11.1 Introduction
6.11.2 Eligibility
6.11.3 Benefits
6.11.4 Payment options
6.11.5 Employee and employer contributions
6.11.6 Taxation

7 Private Benefits
7.1 Retirement Benefits
7.2 Death In Service Benefits
7.3 Long-Term Disability Benefits
7.4 Short-Term Sickness Benefits
7.5 Medical Benefits
7.6 Workmen’s Compensation
7.7 Unemployment

8 Macroeconomic Indicators
8.1 Economic Performance
8.1.1 GDP at constant prices (US$)
8.1.2 GDP per capita at constant prices (US$)
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
8.2 Demographics
8.2.1 Total population
8.2.2 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: Liechtenstein – Country Statistics 
Table 3: Liechtenstein – Long-Term Care Benefits In Kind 
Table 4: Liechtenstein – Long-Term Care Cash Benefits 
Table 5: Liechtenstein – Duration of Unemployment Benefits


List of Figures


Figure 1: Important Institutions of the Liechtenstein Social Security System 
Figure 2: Liechtenstein GDP at Constant Prices (US$ Billion), 2009–2013 
Figure 3: Liechtenstein GDP Per Capita at Constant Prices (US$), 2009–2013 
Figure 4: Liechtenstein GDP at Current Prices (US$ Billion), 2009–2013 
Figure 5: Liechtenstein GDP Per Capita at Current Prices (US$), 2009–2013 
Figure 6: Liechtenstein GDP by Key Sector (%), 2009–2013 
Figure 7: Liechtenstein Total Population (Absolute), 2009–2013 
Figure 8: Liechtenstein Urban and Rural Populations (%), 2009–2013

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