The tax rules for pension accrual changed on 1 January 2015. The accrual of the old-age and survivors' pension is therefore maximized on a full-time annual income of
€ 101.519 (reference date: 1 January 2016, pro rata with part time). On income above this amount, you no longer accrue compulsory old-age or survivor's pension in the ABP pension scheme.
Net pension products
If you have an ABP annual income of more than € 101,519, you can (partly) offset the austerity on your pension accrual with an additional net pension product for the salary above € 101,519. The ABP annual income can be found on your payslip (top right).
As a UT employee, you have a choice between two net pension products:
For both pension products, payroll administration deduct the premium from the net salary. The value that you have saved up in the net pension product, is exempt from wealth tax return (box 3).
For the sake of clarity: taking out a net pension product is not an obligation. You can also choose not to top up the pension you have built up in the ABP pension scheme. This of course affects the height of the pension that is paid upon retirement or death.
The ABP and Loyalis net pension products differ in several respects. Here you can find an overview of some general pro's and con's of both products. This overview is non-exhaustive. For more details and advice you should consult a financial advisor.
Prevent a medical examination
Employees who are employed at UT by 31 December 2015, may sign up at ABP Loyalis for a net pension product until that date. When signing up after this date, they may have to undergo a medical examination. Employees who join on or after 1 January 2016, can sign up without medical examination for up to 3 months after the date of employment.