Belgium adds functionality to online pension portal

first_imgSource: SigedisIn other news, Belgium’s larger house of parliament has voted to allow those who work for longer than 45 years to accrue additional pension rights. At the moment, workers can only accrue a maximum of 45 years’ worth of pension rights.The reform will take effect from January and follows through with a recommendation of the Pension Reform Commission 2020-2040, a panel of experts appointed in 2013 by the then government.Bacquelaine said: “Our pension system must encourage the pursuit of professional activity but must also better reward the work done. From now on, all years of actual work will be taken into account in calculating pensions.” The online service was introduced in January 2016. Initially it allowed users to consult their career data and find out when they could claim their pension. Since December 2016 those accruing occupational pension rights have been able to look up the second pillar entitlements they had built up. The equivalent is now possible for the unfunded state pension. Steven Janssen, managing director of Sigedis, which is responsible for the second pillar part of, said the evolution of the state pension functionality on the site had encountered issues relating to pre-2016 reform that introduced changes to the state pension age. “It introduced an element of individualisation so there was a fair amount of confusion among the populace,” he told IPE. “As a result it was decided to focus our efforts on the pension age.”Also, changes to how the state pension was calculated were being introduced at the time, so those behind decided it was not worth trying to model something that could soon be redundant. Announcing the fresh changes, the Belgian pensions minister Daniel Bacquelaine said: “Until recently, citizens were often unaware of the reality of their pension rights and had to turn to different services depending on their professional status. The implementation of the pension engine has significantly improved a citizen’s digital information about pension rights, regardless of the occupational scheme to which he is affiliated.”He noted that the platform had been visited more than 6.7m times as of 20 November. The federal pensions service today announced there had been almost 500,000 unique visits to the website since the changes were announced less than a week ago.What’s the background? The website is the outcome of collaboration between several federal pension organisations and Sigedis. Sigedis is a non-profit organisation created in 2006 by the Belgian government to collect declarations from all second pillar pension providers for the purpose of maintaining an occupational pensions database. The database, DB2P, became operational in January 2011. It is the data engine behind the portal and other outputs, such as pension institutions’ individual benefit statements and letters to pensioners (see below for a workflow depiction).More than 200 providers declare information to the database. An English-language domain name was chosen to avoid having to register domains in all three of Belgium’s official languages (Flemish, French and German). The Belgian pension portal is expanding, the country’s pensions minister has announced.From now on, users will be able to consult the website to find out the estimated amount of their state pension. From March next year they will also be able to use the website to calculate the impact of new rules allowing people to buy back years spent studying to count for their pensionable service.The platform will also evolve to allow individuals to check the effect certain career choices would have on their pension. This feature is to become available from 2019.last_img read more

Rodgers is a great inspiration to me, says Iheanacho

first_img Iheanacho, who has scored twice in his last three games, has urged his side to remain focused in order to win their remaining four league games and finish in top-four at the end of the campaign. “It’s been great, I’ve really enjoyed it. We worked hard in training before the restart on getting our fitness right,” he continued. “It was a bit different because, normally when the season finishes, you come back after a holiday or travelling, but when you’re just inside for three months, it’s hard. “Now, we need to keep our standard high and keep the philosophy that we’ve had since the start of the season. We just need to finish these four games well. “It needs focus to get it done and dusted. We’re ready, we’re focused, and we’re trying to get there.” The forward also congratulated his teammate and England international Jamie Vardy, who recently reached the 100-goal mark in the Premier League. read also:Leicester/Palace: Iheanacho, Ndidi monitor United’s victory in dressing room“Jamie is a top striker. He’s one of the best in the Premier League, so congratulations to him. It’s been great working with him and I’ve learned a lot from him,” he added “Most importantly, he’s a great guy and he’s funny, so I’m happy learning from him.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Iheanacho has revealed his delight to play under Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers. The Northern Irish tactician was appointed in February 2019, replacing Claude Puel and has been the driving force behind the success of the team. The King Power Stadium outfit is close to realizing their Champions League target, considering their current fourth position on the table. Iheanacho has endured mixed fortunes since teaming up with the Foxes from Manchester City but he is gradually becoming a key member of the team. The forward has bagged 10 goals and provided four assists in all competitions this season and he has explained how the Northern Irish tactician has been motivating him as well as his other teammates. “He’s a different class. He speaks to everyone and motivates and encourages them. He got me going, to be fair,” Iheanacho told the club website. “He got everyone going. Whenever I’m playing, I’m free to express myself, so long as I stick to the plan, and it’s just a joy to play under him.” The Foxes were third on the Premier League table before the outbreak of coronavirus which forced football activities across the world into a hiatus. The King Power Stadium outfit has, however, been able to secure only one win in their last five games since the restart of the English top-flight. Loading…last_img read more

Clyde S. Fairfield

first_imgClyde S. Fairfield, 96, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at High Pointe Health, Lawrenceburg, IN. Clyde was born March 24, 1924, in Aurora, Indiana, the son of the late Mamie (Kaster) and James Fairfield. He graduated from Aurora High School. Clyde served his country in the US Army Air Corps during World War II and was stationed in England. He retired from Seagrams Distillery after 47 years. Clyde is survived by his wife Lois (Waldon) Fairfield whom he married on May 18, 1946. He was a member of Mt Tabor United Methodist Church. Clyde enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing, hunting and painting. Clyde was an artist. His painting of the riverboat hung in the Building and Loan for years.Clyde is survived by his sons Clyde S. Fairfield, Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida; Richard I. (Mary) Fairfield of Aurora; and Timothy W. (Beth) of Aurora. Grandchildren Heather (Fairfield) Carfaro, Jacksonville, FL; Sean Fairfield, Houston, TX; Dustin (Alisha) Fairfield, Jacksonville, FL; Kris (Erin) Fairfield; Kara (Fairfield) Moore, Aurora; Nicholas (Tabitha) Fairfield, Madison, WI; Rachel Fairfield, Jacob Fairfield, and Samuel Fairfield, Aurora. He was preceded in death by his son Randy (Sandy) Fairfield, Aurora; brother James (Cleo) Fairfield, Jr.; and sister Mary (Fairfield) Abdon.Family and friends will be received from 11:00-12:00, Monday, August 24, 2020 at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora. Private Services will be held at 12:00.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Mt. Tabor UMC. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Due to the current situation dealing with COVID-19, we are following the directives from Governor Holcomb and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning large events and mass gatherings. The family deeply appreciates the support and love shown from friends, but the health and well being of everyone in our community is of top priority. We are asking everyone who will be in attendance to please remember the social distancing guidelines at all times, and the wearing of masks is highly recommended.Alternative ways to express your condolences can be done by going online at our website and leaving the family a message, sending a card, flowers, or making a donation in memory of their loved one.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Tagoe set to sign for Malaysian side Kelantan

first_imgGhana striker Prince Tagoe is set to sign for Malaysian Super League side Kelantan, can exclusively reveal.The 27-year-old has been available on a free transfer after terminating his contract with Tunisian giants Club Africain.The former Hearts of Oak player will be signing for his ninth foreign club since leaving for Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad in 2006.Kelantan president Annuar Musa on Tuesday uploaded a picture of him and the former TSG Hoffenheim player on his Facebook fan page.The Red Warriors are looking to replace their foreign players, after a string of disappointing results that culminated in their early exit from the 2014 AFC Cup on Tuesday night.Kelantan are fifth on the 12-team table with the second half of the season just underway. Tagoe has previously played for UAE’s Al Shabab, Saudi side Ettifaq, Partizan Belgrade and Turkish top-flight side Bursaspor.He played at the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa and has made 36 appearances for the Ghana national team.last_img read more