UAE: Requiring employers to pay subscription fees for insured employees upon absence from work
The Abu Dhabi Retirement Fund announced that employers in the Emirates are obligated to pay the contributions fees of insured employees upon absence from work on the specified date for payment.
In the Emirates, it is mandatory for companies to pay insurance premiums for their workers whenever those workers are absent from work, Following an announcement made by the Abu Dhabi Retirement Fund, companies in the Emirates are now required to pay the contributions fees of covered employees upon the employee's absence from work on the date set for payment.
Employers are obligated to pay retirement contributions for the insured in cases of “absence from work.”
In the event of a "absence from work," employers are required to make retirement contributions on behalf of their insured employees, It was confirmed by the Abu Dhabi Retirement Fund that timely payment of retirement contributions by employers protects the rights of citizens and prevents them from having to pay additional amounts as a result of any delay in payment. The fund also mentioned that it offers automated and flexible payment methods that do not require any time or effort on the part of the employer, The Fund stated that employers have an obligation to make retirement contributions to the Fund on behalf of the insured, even if the insured is absent from work or during various vacation periods, and that employers reserve the right to seek recourse against the insured for the amounts that were paid on his behalf. This was brought up by the Fund as an important point.
The due date for payment of retirement contributions for the insured
The date by which payments to retirement plans for insured individuals are expected to be paid, The Fund stated that the contributions are required to be paid by the employer beginning from the beginning of the month following the month for which they are due, with the possibility of extending the payment period until the twentieth day of the following month, provided that these contributions are non-refundable, stressing that in the event that the employers are late in paying the contributions in On time, this will result in additional amounts of one tenth of one percent (0.1%) of the total amount that was due.
How to ensure that employers regularly pay retirement contributions
How to ensure that employers make their retirement contribution payments on a consistent basis, He pointed out that the insured's commitment to paying monthly contributions preserves his rights and the rights of his family to the insurance benefits provided by the fund. He called on all insureds, especially those working in private sector companies, to verify the regularity of their employers in paying contributions on their behalf, through the insured's data panel on the (Tamm) platform. He emphasized the need for employers to commit to paying these contributions to the Fund on the specified date. He called on all employers to commit to paying these contributions on the specified The Fund also emphasized how important it is for businesses to keep their data registered with the Fund up to date. This includes the contact information for workers who are responsible for engaging with the Fund on behalf of the employer and are referred to as "liaison officers and system users." This can be accomplished through the website of the Fund, where frequent updates can also be made to data on subscriptions and variables.