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The Federal Planning Bureau (FPB) is an independent public agency. It draws up studies and projections on economic, social and environmental policy issues and on the integration of these policies within a context of sustainable development.

Yves Brys

Yves Brys holds a master’s degree in commercial sciences, with a major in finance and risk management (EHSAL). Moreover, he has obtained a complementary studies degree in insurance (KUL) and holds a master’s degree in financial and actuarial engineering (KUL). He has also undertaken several training courses, including a special course on pension law (KUL).

Between 2007 and 2015, Yves worked for AXA Belgium as a Research & Development Adviser in the Corporate Technical Life Department. In addition, he represented AXA at Assuralia within the Technical Committee on Health and in the eHealth working group.

Yves is also active in the Belgian Institute of Actuaries (IABE), where he chairs the ‘Mortality’ working group. He is also a member of the ‘Second Pillar’ working group and the International Affairs Committee.

As part of the Pensions Knowledge Centre, Yves is charged with the analysis of the actuarial aspects of the new pension reform and their introduction into the pension models (notably the shift to a points-based system for pensions). He is also responsible for drawing up a new table from the national accounts (“supplementary table on pension schemes in social insurance”) that will present the implicit debt liabilities arising from the statutory pension schemes.




  • Social protection, demography and prospective studies
  • Table 29 - First pillar pensions in Belgium (Grant report)

    The supplementary table 29, “Accrued-to-date pension entitlements in social insurance” of the Eurostat transmission program covers the statutory pensions and occupational pension schemes in social insurance in Belgium. In a working paper that was published May 2017, the Federal Planning Bureau presented a first methodology to complete the columns on the statutory pension schemes. Following this publication and the preliminary data transmission towards Eurostat mid-2017, the decision was taken to change the model and implement the PBO-methodology. Moreover, the first model contained an error in the programming part which lead to an overestimation of the accrued rights. This error has been corrected for. Consequently, the accrued-to-date pension entitlements are lower than the ones presented in the working paper.

    REP_11311 [31/10/2017]
  • Accrued-to-date pension entitlements in Belgium

    Supplementary table 29, “Accrued-to-date pension entitlements in social insurance” for Belgium will be published for the first time in 2017. This table covers the pension schemes in social insurance: statutory pensions and occupational pensions, whether they are funded or not. Table 29 shows the pensions entitlements on an accrued-to-date basis. These are present values of the pension entitlements of the retired population and the part of pension entitlements that is already accrued by the future beneficiaries. As such, accrued-to-date liabilities do not represent public debt and are not an indicator of the fiscal or financial sustainability of the pension systems and are only appropriate for national accounts purposes. Accrued-to-date liabilities should only be interpreted as an asset from the households in national accounts’ terminology. An assessment of the sustainability of the pension systems can be found in the reports of the Ageing Working Group or the Belgian Study Commission for Ageing.

    Working Paper 06-17 [31/05/2017]
  • Regularisatie studieperioden in de werknemersregeling - Typegevallen analyse

    Working Paper 03-17 [27/04/2017]
  • Le concept de "métiers lourds" dans la législation de pensions de certains pays européens
    Het concept "zware beroepen" in de pensioenwetgeving van enkele Europese landen

    At the request of the steering committee of the Pension knowledge centre, an overview is provided of how strenuous work is taken into account in the pension legislation of some EU countries. There is no uniform approach to the concept of strenuous work in the different countries under investigation. Two major trends can be identified: a list of strenuous occupations in the older legislations and a list of objective criteria in the most recent legislations. In some cases, these criteria include also criteria of mental strain. With a few exceptions, all systems examined only apply to private sector workers.

    OPREP201603 [18/03/2016]
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