Benefit news from around the world

April 2009
Employee Benefit News;4/1/2009, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p9
This section offers world news briefs on employee benefits as of April 2009. The new health insurance system in Dubai requires employers to register their employees with an Outpatient Care Practice clinic. Under the health insurance reform law in Germany, participation in the state statutory system is required for employees earning below 48,600 euros. People 50 years old and older have been provided tax relief for their health insurance in Ireland.


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