Employee Benefits in Uganda 2021

Uganda’s social security system only covers a small portion of the population. The majority of workers and their families are not covered under the country’s social security system; however, the government plans to introduce new social security benefits. The government is planning to include maternity and unemployment benefits; health insurance; funeral grants; and school fees for the children of workers. The two important formal social security schemes in Uganda are the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and the Public Service Pension Scheme.

The report provides in-depth industry analysis, information, and insights of the employee benefits in Uganda, including an overview of the state and compulsory benefits in Uganda, detailed information about the private benefits in Uganda, insights on various central institutions responsible for the administration of the different branches of social security and the regulatory framework of the employee benefits in Uganda.

Key Highlights

– State benefits are granted by the government of a particular country to all employed, self-employed, and unemployed persons and their dependents residing in Uganda

– Compulsory benefits are provided by employers to their employees and are mandated by law

– Social security system comprises a set of state and compulsory benefits that protect employees against the risks of old age, death, long-term disability, short-term sickness, and occupational accidents and diseases

– Employers provide supplementary retirement benefits (both DB and DC) through occupational pension schemes in addition to the statutory retirement benefits

Scope

This report provides a detailed analysis of employee benefits in Uganda –

– It offers a detailed analysis of the key government-sponsored employee benefits, along with private benefits

– It covers an exhaustive list of employee benefits, including retirement benefits, death in service, long-term disability benefits, medical benefits, workmen's compensation insurance, maternity and paternity benefits, family benefits, unemployment, long-term care benefits, leave and private benefits

– It highlights the economic and regulatory situations relating to employee benefits in Uganda

Reasons to buy

– Make strategic decisions using in-depth information related to employee benefits in Uganda

– Assess Uganda's employee benefits market, including state and compulsory benefits and private benefits

– Gain insights into the key employee benefit schemes offered by private employers in Uganda

– Gain insights into key organizations governing Uganda's employee benefits, and their impact on companies

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction

2.1 What is this Report about?

2.2 Definitions

3. Country Statistics

4. Overview of Employee Benefits in Uganda

5. Regulations

6. State and Compulsory Benefits

6.1 Retirement Benefits

– Introduction

– Eligibility

– Benefits

– Payment options

– Contribution

6.2 Death in Service

– Introduction

– Eligibility

– Benefits

– Payment options

– Contribution

6.3 Long-Term Disability Benefits

– Introduction

– Eligibility

– Benefits

– Payment options

– Contribution

6.4 Short-Term Sickness Benefits

– Introduction

– Eligibility

– Benefits

– Payment options

– Contribution

6.5 Medical Benefits

– Introduction

– Eligibility

– Benefits

– Payment Options

– Contribution

6.6 Workers’ Compensation insurance

– Introduction

– Eligibility

– Benefits

– Payment options

– Contribution

6.7 Maternity and Paternity Benefits

– Introduction

– Eligibility

– Benefits

– Payment options

– Contribution

6.8 Other Benefits

– Leaves and Holidays

7. Private Benefits

7.1 Retirement Benefits

7.2 Death Benefits

7.3 Medical Benefits

7.4 Disability Benefits

7.5 Accidental and Dismemberment Benefits

7.6 Other Benefits

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List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Insurance Industry Definitions

Table 2: Uganda – Country Statistics

Table 3: Uganda – Overall Contribution Rate

Table 4: Uganda – Public Holidays, 2021

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Uganda – Main Institutions of Social Security System

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