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Portability regimes of pension and health care benefits for international migrants: an analysis of issues and good practices : Regimes de transferabilite des pensions et des prestations de soins de sante des migrants internationaux :une analyse des enjeux et des bonnes pratiques (French)

The paper provides a first investigation into the portability of pension and health care benefits for international migrants. It is based on available literature and newly minted data, but more importantly on selective case studies from main migrant-sending and receiving countries. While exploratory, the paper achieves a better understanding of the realities on the ground and is able to distill key issues as well as identify good and best practices. The main conclusions include the following: First, only around 20 percent of migrants worldwide work in host countries where full portability of pension benefits, but not necessarily of health care benefits, to their home countries is ensured. Second, bilateral agreements are seemingly the current best practice to ensure portability for pension and health care benefits, although for the latter this is not always the case. Third, more actuarial-type structures should help to enhance portability. This is, in principle, straightforward for pensions and a defined contribution-type design. It is much more complicated for health care benefits. Last but not least, for improved benefit design and implementation, the information base needs to be broadened, including through more country case studies and tracer studies of migrants.

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  • Author

    Chernetsky,Taras, Holzmann,Robert, Koettl-Brodmann,Johannes

  • Document Date

    2005/05/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper (Numbered Series)

  • Report Number

    32750

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/07/01

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Regimes de transferabilite des pensions et des prestations de soins de sante des migrants internationaux :une analyse des enjeux et des bonnes pratiques

  • Keywords

    accidents, administrative procedures, administrative process, administrative regulations, aging, case studies, case study, citizens, citizenship, compensation, countries of emigration, country level, country of origin, developed countries, disability, discrimination, domestic labor, emigration, Empirical evidence, employment, EU, families, family reunification, foreign labor, formal economy, formal publications, formal sector, government officials, Health Care, housing, human capital, Human Development, Human Development Network, immigrants, immigration, immigration countries, immigration policies, informal economy, informal sector, insurance, International Labour, International Labour Organization, International Migrants, International Migration, International migration flows, investment capital, labor force, labor force participation, labor market, labor migration, labor mobility, Latin American, legal provision, LEGAL PROVISIONS, member states, Middle East, migrant, migrant families, migrant labor, migrant worker, migrant workers, migrant-receiving countries, migration flows, nationals, Nations, North Africa, number of immigrants, number of migrants, Partnership, pension system, pensions, percent of migrants, POLICY OPTIONS, PUBLIC HEALTH, public health care, refugees, representatives, retirement, return migration, Senate, social benefits, social insurance, social programs, Social Protection, social security, Social Security Administration, social security system, social security systems, temporary migrants, Temporary migration

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Chernetsky,Taras Holzmann,Robert Koettl-Brodmann,Johannes

Portability regimes of pension and health care benefits for international migrants: an analysis of issues and good practices : Regimes de transferabilite des pensions et des prestations de soins de sante des migrants internationaux :une analyse des enjeux et des bonnes pratiques (French). Social Protection discussion paper series ; no. 0519 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/484941468141270153/Regimes-de-transferabilite-des-pensions-et-des-prestations-de-soins-de-sante-des-migrants-internationaux-une-analyse-des-enjeux-et-des-bonnes-pratiques