Proposals to amend the Employment Retirement Benefits Security Act were recently presented to South Korea’s parliament.
Requirements to set up a pension plan would be phased in by company size.
Employers with 300 or more employees (full-time equivalents) that provide a defined benefit pension plan must establish a pension committee and an Investment Policy Statement.
Employers must provide pension education at least once per year. The external institutions qualified to provide education on pension issues would be specified.
A retirement pension fund plan operated by the Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service would be provided for small- and medium-sized companies with 30 or fewer employees (full-time equivalents).