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Employee Benefits in Brazil

  • September 2014
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  • Timetric
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  • 51 pages

Synopsis
The report provides in-depth industry analysis, information and insights into employee benefits in Brazil, including:
- An overview of state and compulsory benefits in Brazil
- Detailed information about private benefits in Brazil
- Insights into the various central institutions responsible for the administration of the different branches of social security
- The regulatory framework and recent regulations relating to Brazilian employee benefits

Summary
Brazil has a well-developed social security system, and both employers and employees contribute to social security schemes in the country, with employers’ contributions typically much greater than those of employees. Brazilian employees primarily contribute to six statutory social security organizations: the statutory pension insurance fund, the statutory death insurance fund, the statutory short-term sickness fund, the statutory long-term disability fund, the statutory maternity fund, and statutory family benefits. The Brazilian government is responsible for the payment of benefits such as medical benefits and workmen compensation insurance.

Scope
This report provides a detailed analysis of employee benefits in Brazil:
- 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, short-term sickness benefits, medical benefits, workmen’s compensation insurance, maternity and paternity benefits, family benefits, unemployment and private benefits
- It highlights the economic and regulatory situations relating to employee benefits in Brazil

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

Key Highlights
- The Brazilian social security system is based on three main pillars, ensuring that people in the county are covered against general risks.
- The first pillar is the contributory social insurance policy, affiliation to which is mandatory for all employees
- The social assistance program constitutes the second pillar
- The third pillar of social security includes the health policy, managed by the Unified Health System
- In Brazil, private benefits are paid through two main types of corporate pension vehicles: closed and open pension plans

Table Of Contents

Employee Benefits in Brazil
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 Brazil
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 Typical employer practice
6.1.8 Employee and employer contributions
6.1.9 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 Typical employer practice
6.3.6 Employee and employer contribution
6.3.7 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 Typical employer practice
6.4.6 Employee and employer contribution
6.4.7 Taxation
6.5 Medical Benefits
6.5.1 Introduction
6.5.2 Eligibility
6.5.3 Benefits
6.5.4 Typical employer practice
6.5.5 Employee and employer contribution
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 Typical employer practice
6.6.6 Employee and employer contributions
6.6.7 Taxation
6.7 Maternity Benefits
6.7.1 Introduction
6.7.2 Eligibility
6.7.3 Benefits
6.7.4 Payment options
6.7.5 Employee and employer contribution
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 contribution
6.8.6 Taxation
6.9 Unemployment
6.9.1 Introduction
6.9.2 Eligibility
6.9.3 Benefits
6.9.4 Payment options
6.9.5 Employee and employer contributions
6.1 Annual Bonus (13th Salary)
6.11 Termination Indemnity (FGTS)
6.12 Social Inclusion Programs
7 Private Benefits
7.1 Retirement Benefits
7.2 Disability Benefits
7.3 Death Benefits
7.4 Sickness Benefits
7.5 Health Benefits
7.6 Other Benefits
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 sectors
8.1.6 Inflation rate
8.1.7 Annual average exchange rate US$-BRL
8.1.8 Unemployment rate
8.1.9 Household consumption expenditure
8.1.10 Gross national disposable income
8.2 Demographics
8.2.1 Total population
8.2.2 Urban and rural populations
8.2.3 Labor force
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: Brazil - Country Statistics
Table 3: Brazilian INSS Fund - Employee and Employer Contributions
Table 4: Brazilian Workmen's Compensation Insurance - Employee and Employer Contributions
Table 5: Brazilian Unemployment Benefits

List of Figures
Figure 1: Major Organizations of Brazilian Social Security System
Figure 2: Brazilian GDP at Constant Prices (US$ Billion), 2008-2012
Figure 3: Brazilian GDP Per Capita at Constant Prices (US$), 2008-2012
Figure 4: Brazilian GDP at Current Prices (US$ Billion), 2008-2012
Figure 5: Brazilian GDP Per Capita at Current Prices (US$), 2008-2012
Figure 6: Brazilian GDP by Key Sector (%), 2008-2012
Figure 7: Brazilian Inflation Rate (%), 2007-2013
Figure 8: Brazilian Annual Average Exchange Rate US$-BRL, 2008-2012
Figure 9: Brazilian Unemployment Rate (%), 2008-2012
Figure 10: Brazilian Household Consumption Expenditure (Billions), 2008-2012
Figure 11: Brazilian Gross National Disposable Income (US$ Billion), 2008-2012
Figure 12: Brazilian Total Population (Million), 2008-2012
Figure 13: Brazilian Urban and Rural Populations (%), 2008-2012
Figure 14: Size of the Brazilian Labor Force (Million), 2008-2012

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