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NSF seeks rejig for membership drive

The National Savings Fund (NSF), a voluntary pension fund for self-employed workers, will seek the government’s approval to amend laws to provide perks and raise the state contribution to draw more members.The fund should offer extra incentives such as group insurance to members as they ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Pensions need drastic reform

Becoming an aged society is a big challenge for Thailand, especially when it comes to welfare provided by existing pension schemes.According to the United Nations, a country with over 10% of its population aged 60 and older is an ageing society. When this group increases ...

Editorial

Potential for retirement properties in Thailand

While a number of property offerings in Phuket, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and more recently in Bangkok have promoted themselves as retirement-centric offerings, the jury is still out on the broad success of the sector.Despite retirement communities and assisted living being mainstays in Western ...

SPECIAL REPORT: The workforce’s grey engine

The government’s efforts to keep more seniors on the job are bound to pay dividends for our ageing society. Six months into her retirement, former educator Chayasamon Subsookbovorn found herself constantly watching Netflix and getting genuinely depressed. She climbed out of the gloomy hole two ...

Phatarawadee Phataranawik

Minimum 60 months retirement benefits

A new guideline approved by the Social Security Office yesterday has proposed a minimum of five years’, or 60 months, old-age benefits for members of the social security scheme.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

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