National contributions

The employers’ contribution under the Unemployment Act was 4.55 percent in 2012 with a franchise of 17,229 euros. In 2013, the franchise was cancelled and the insurance contribution was reduced to 1.7 percent. The employers’ contribution in the Disablement Insurance Act (WAO) basic contribution was reduced by 0.4 percentage points to 4.65 percent. Additionally, the statutory income-related employers’ contribution to medical expenses of 7.1 percent was raised to 7.75 percent and has now become a levy.
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