South Korea Issues Pension Reform Details

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South Korea’s government has published new information about its proposed pension reforms that would require employers to introduce a retirement pension plan, specifies which authorities would be responsible for certain measures, and includes an implementation timetable.


  • Specification of which authorities would be responsible for certain measures.
  • A timetable for introducing the reforms.
  • Expanded eligibility to receive a housing pension:
  • – The age threshold to join is age 55, down from age 60.
  • Private sector employers, starting with larger employers, would be required to phase-in retirement pension plans.
  • The introduction of pension management methods (delegation/defaults/trust) that aim to leverage economies of scale and encourage portfolio diversification.
  • Revision of retirement income taxation by using tax incentives that encourage individuals to draw annuities instead of lump sums; allowing expired Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) to be deposited in Individual Retirement Pension (IRP) accounts; and expanding IRP tax credits to individuals aged 50 or older.

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