Changes in pension: take out supplementary insurance ANW before 1 May
UPDATE 10-04-2018: To cover for the financial consequences after changes in the Algemene Nabestaanden Wet (ANW)-compensation, take out an insurance before 1 May 2018.
Leiden University employees accrue pension with the ABP. From February 1st 2018 the pension scheme changes. In the event of unfortunate death there may be considerable financial consequences for the surviving dependents. The Algemene Nabestaanden Wet (ANW)-compensation of ABP will be canceled in 2018. If you die áfter 31 January 2018, your partner will not be eligible for a ANW-compensation. For special and poignant situations ABP has a leniency programme.
Check your personal situation in mijnabp.nl
The impact differs per person. Check the specific consequences for you personally in mijnabp.nl. Or look at your most recent Uniform Pensioenoverzicht (UPO) for information about the extent of the financial consequences.
You may decide that you want to take out supplementary surviving dependents insurance for more financial security. Leiden University has an agreement with insurance company elipslife. Are you on the University payroll? Please take out an insurance before 1 May. Before 15 April you will receive more information.
What is the Anw-compensation?
If you die, your partner may be entitled to a benefit from the government. This is regulated via the National Survivor Benefits Act (Anw). In some situations, ABP will supplement the survivor's pension when they don't receive or only partially receive the Anw-benefit. This is called the Anw-compensation.