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Pension, Health Insurance and Welfare Law

Pensions constitute a major cost that companies must optimise. This requires the support of highly-specialised advice particularly as pensions and welfare has increasingly become a subject of negotiation with trade unions. Companies must address these issues in order to address workers’ expectations and improve productivity.

We advise clients on the following areas of Pension, Health Insurance and Welfare Law:

Obligatory pensions

  • We provide advice on relations with the competent authorities (Ministry of Labour, pension agencies, etc.)
  • Pension classification of companies
  • Contributions and tax advantages
  • Contribution burden of employment income
  • We manage the administrative and legal stages of disputes
  • We provide verification and management of workers’ contribution and pension positions
  • And can also provide advice on calculations and consolidation.

Activities for particular pension agencies:

  • Reform of pension systems
  • We advise pension funds of various professional categories

Supplementary pensions:

  • We help clients to set-up and management of supplementary pension funds
  • We provide advice on mergers and consolidation of pension funds
  • We prepare by-laws, information notes, electoral rules
  • We advise on relations with fund managers and relative contracts
  • And provide legal advice and support in pension disputes

Additional assistance:

  • We provide consultancy in relation to the set-up and optimisation of health insurance funds (tax and pension regimes)
  • Assistance with specific contracts
  • We advise on relations with insurance companies and fund managers

Industrial accidents and occupational diseases:

  • We provide advice on relations with INAIL and private insurers
  • We provide legal advice and support in disputes
  • We advise on compensation

Company welfare - Assistance in identifying implementation methods:

  • We consultant on setting up welfare systems
  • We advise on negotiations with trade unions
  • We draft relative documents (by-laws, rules, etc.)
  • We advise on relations with public authorities and external suppliers
  • We prepare welfare package reports
  • And we advise on adapting existing forms of company welfare