3.19.1 Defined contribution plans
Social security contributions
PZU Group companies are subject to the provisions of law of the country where the company has its registered office, pay all or some of the costs of contributions which are statutory employee overheads. In Poland they
include some of the contribution to pension and disability insurance and all contribution to accident insurance, labor fund and guaranteed employment benefit fund PZU Group companies are obliged to pay specific contributions and are not obliged, whether legally or constructively, to participate in payment of such future benefits to employees.
Specific contributions to the pension plans are charged to statement of profit and loss of a relevant period.
3.19.2 Defined benefit plans
126.96.36.199 Provision for retirement benefits
Pursuant to the Labor Code of 26 June 1974 (consolidated text: Journal of Laws No. 21 of 1998 item 94 as amended -“the Labor Code”), employees of PZU Group companies with registered offices located in Poland are entitled to retirement benefits in amount of one month salary upon retirement.
The costs of retirement benefits estimated using actuarial methods are recognized on an accrual basis, using the projected unit credit method.
Actuarial gains and losses are recognized in full in the period in which they occurred. Effective from 2013, in accordance with the revised IAS 19, actuarial gains and losses are recognized in other comprehensive income.
188.8.131.52 Provisions for survivor benefits
Pursuant to the Labor Code employees of PZU Group companies registered offices located in Poland are entitled to survivor benefits. In case of death of an employee during their employment or at the time of receiving benefit as a result of inability to work due to sickness, the family is entitled to survivor benefits depending on the employee’s duration of employment at the PZU Group which is an equivalent of 1 to 6-month salary.
Liabilities due to survivor benefits recognized in the statement of financial position are measured at the current value of discounted cash flows.
3.19.3 Provisions for post-employment benefits
Pursuant to the provisions of the Act of 4 March 1994 on the company social benefit fund (Journal of Laws 2012, item 592 with subsequent amendments) and internal regulations of the PZU Group companies with their registered offices in Poland which create Company Social Benefit Funds, the benefits and financial services of the fund may be used by pensioners (former employees of the company) and their families. The provision for liabilities arising from future contributions for former employees, as presented in the statement of financial position, is measured at the present value of discounted estimated cash flows.
The costs of post-employment benefits estimated using actuarial methods are recognized on an accrual basis, using the projected unit credit method.
3.19.4 Costs of paid annual leave
The employees of the PZU Group companies are entitled to paid vacation on the terms and conditions specified in legal acts concerning the labor law (in Poland - the Labor Code). In accordance with IAS 19 the cost of employee paid vacation is recognized on an accrual basis, using the liability method. The liability due to employee paid vacation is determined based on the difference between the actual use of the vacation by employees and the balance which would take place if the paid vacation was used in proportion to the lapse of time in the period for which the vacation is due and recognized under “Provisions for employee benefits”.