Occupational pension provision – to be used with caution

The Federal Minister of Finance (BMF, letter dated 28.09.2017 – draft dated 04.10.2017) announced the future treatment of incorrectly structured occupational pension schemes (bAV): According to this, special payments by the employer in the event of calculation errors by the provider are liable to pay income tax for employees. Employers and employees are thus doubly […]

Occupational pension provision: The imperative of equal value – void occupational pension provision?

bAV-Handelsblatt Forum: Invalidity of deferred compensation Dr.Reinecke, chairman of the pension senate at the Federal Labour Court (BAG), has dropped the bomb. Its core statement is that contracts for the implementation of occupational pension schemes can be (partially) null and void. Insurance intermediaries are surprised – have they been brokering ineffective contracts for years? The […]

Irrevocable subscription right for life insurance

In insurance contract law – especially in life insurance – the subscription right refers to the beneficiary. Beneficiaries and policyholders are sometimes identical. When the contract is concluded or at a later date, the policyholder shall record the beneficiary in the insurance contract. Tip: The beneficiary should be clearly identified. Example: “My spouse” is not […]

Occupational pension provision: Zillmerisation in the case of deferred compensation inadmissible

– Judgement of the Munich Regional Labour Court is legally binding – Appeal apparently withdrawn due to lack of prospects of success – Employer and intermediary are in a billion-euro liability –   Employer collects first – and pays twice later The Regional Labor Court (Landesarbeitsgericht – LAG) Munich (ruling of March 15, 2007, file […]

Unisex – and what else?

Insurers are beating the drum for year-end business and advertising early unisex solutions. However, some intermediaries have a completely different problem. Particularly in the day-to-day business and in compensation, things are really sticking. portfolio international explains how the biggest pitfalls in everyday sales can be avoided. Shortly before Christmas, a more than 100-year-old practice of […]

Insurance fraud in connection with partial retirement, working time accounts and pension commitments via double trust (CTA)

Total loss in the case of partial retirement, working time accounts and pension commitments How directors, other officers, or self-employed agents completely lose their retirement benefits due to ineffective trust models.   The business model of renowned corporate consultants for occupational pension schemes (bAV) includes the provision of the reinsurance assets by means of a […]