The social security premium percentages determined for 2018

Last updated: 22-12-2017

22 December 2018

The premiums for the employee and national insurances have been presented in the 2018 Budget. The Minister of Social Affairs has also determined the premium percentages for the sector funds for 2018. These premium percentages relate to the financing of the Unemployment Insurance Act.

The 2018 contributions for national insurances - the AOW (General Old Age Pensions Act) and the Anw (General Surviving Dependents Act) - remain unchanged compared to 2017 (17.9% and 0.1% respectively). The contributions for the employee insurances will slightly increase compared to 2017 following from the increase of both the general unemployment fund contribution (from 2.64% to 2.95%) and for the disability fund contribution (from 6.16% to 6.27%).

The sector fund contributions however show an overall slight decrease for 2018. This average percentage will reduce from 1.36% to 1.28%. Whether the sector fund contributions will increase or decrease in your company's case, depends on the sector the company is categorized in.


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