Complementary and Private Pensions throughout the World 2008

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This comprehensive and in-depth reference work provides detailed information on the regulation and supervision of voluntary and mandatory occupational pension plans as well as mandatory private pension schemes in 58 countries worldwide. Designed to be complementary to Social Security Programs throughout the World, each country profile contains information on the regulatory framework, the institutional framework, coverage, financing/investment, benefit provisions, benefit adjustment, disability, protection of rights, and regulatory and supervisory authorities.   


Complementary and Private Pensions Throughout the World 2008 is the product of the cooperative efforts of three key international bodies in the area of pensions: the International Social Security Association (ISSA), the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).



EUROPE - Mandatory (Information valid at 01-01-2006): Bulgaria

2003: Social Insurance Code; regulates the publicly managed social security scheme and mandatory and voluntary private pension schemes and the establishment and licensing of pension insurance companies. It also regulates issues related to mandatory and voluntary private pension schemes such as the issuance of permits for establishment and management of universal, occupational and voluntary pension funds, coverage, investment of fund assets, accounting and reporting rules for funds and managing companies, and fees.


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