New rules for pensions

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On 30 May 2023, the Senate approved the Future Pensions Act. What awaits you now? When will you hear what the new pension rules mean for you personally and how will we keep you informed? In the coming years, this page will be the central place where you will find the answers to those questions. Even though it is not yet known exactly what the scheme at Philips Pensioenfonds will look like, you will find a lot of information here about what you can expect.

Information about the new pension rules

The new pension scheme is expected to apply to participants of Philips Pensioenfonds from mid-2026. Only shortly before the introduction, it will become clear what the new scheme means for your personal situation. Before that happens, we will keep you informed of the expected timelines and what we already know about the scheme. We do this, among other things, with the questions and answers on this page. But we also work on articles and videos in which we always highlight a theme of the new pension rules and you'll find a roadmap with the most important landmarks in the decisionmaking and communication. We will also keep you informed via our digital newsletter Gener@ties and our magazine Generaties.

Current situation of future pension scheme

The employer and trade unions have entered into an agreement with each other about what the pension scheme will look like under the Future Pensions Act. The core of the agreements made is that a solidarity premium scheme will come into effect in 2026. Pension builders are given the choice not to save part or all of their own pension contribution for pension above a certain salary limit.

On this page you will find more information about the solidarity based contribution plan in an explanation video and in questions and answers.

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Changes in pension

What is the reason for new pension rules? What are the highlights of the new pension scheme? And how do we make sure that every one of our members can get off to a good start under the new pension plan?

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News and blogs

We will keep you update on the latest developments with newsarticles and blogs. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about the question “Can my personal capital run out?” and more frequently asked questions from members. 

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Members panel

We regularly ask members to provide us with feedback on our latest design, concepts and communication. You do not need specific knowledge about pensions to join. 

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Videos: Philips Pensioenfonds explains

Recently, we have received many questions about the new pension system. On the FAQpage, we answer all kinds of questions about the new pension law, including contracts, timelines and compensation. 

Questions & Answers

"What does a solidarity defined contribution plan mean?"

The purpose of the new solidarity defined contribution plan is for members to have a personal pension, with protection in case of financial setbacks. In this plan there are some new elements, however not everything will change. So, what will stay the same, and what will be different? Watch the video for an explanation by actuary Pieter Vromen.

Attention! This is a video with English subtitles. You may need to turn on subtitles via the cc-button at the bottom of the screen.

“In the new pension act: will my pension change every month?"

No, your pension will not change every month. Your pension will be adjusted once a year. What will fluctuate every month is your personal pension capital. In this video, Director of Investments Anita Joosten explains how this works.

Attention! This is a video with English subtitles. You may need to turn on subtitles via the cc-button at the bottom of the screen.

“Can my personal capital run out?"

A frequently asked question from our members. This is a firm no. Even under the new system, you will still have a pension for as long as you live. You do not need to worry that you will not have any money left for your pension. Watch the video for an explanation by our Pensions Director Mike Pernot of how this works. In response to this video we received a question about survivor's pension. You will find the answer on our FAQ page. 

Attention! This is a video with English subtitles. You may need to turn on subtitles via the cc-button at the bottom of the screen.

What will happen in the near future?

A pension is an employment condition, which means that employers, together with the trade unions, are the first to make pension choices. Philips Pensioenfonds supports them in this and tests the feasibility of the new pension plan.

Now that Parliament has adopted the Future of Pensions Act, we are gradually helping you to prepare for the changes that the pension system will undergo. You will be receiving information from the government and your employer as well. Together with the employers, we have put together a timeline to show what we are doing in the run-up to the new pension plan, and what to expect from us during each phase. Click the image to find out more about the information you will receive over the next few years. 

Roadmap to your new pension

New rules for pension - webinar

As a result of the new Future Pensions Act, pensions in the Netherlands will look different. For example, all participants in pension funds receive their own 'pension pot' from which their pension is paid. And pensions, more than they do now, will move along with the waves of the economy. So there will be changes, but a number of things will remain the same: for example, income will also be arranged for after your retirement, in the event of incapacity for work and for any surviving relatives after your death.

On 21 November 2022 our Pensions Director - Mike Pernot - shared some information about the new pension rules. What will change, what will stay the same? And how will this affect you? You can watch the recording of the webinar here. It is no longer possible to ask questions directly. Many questions were asked during the flash webinar, which we have collected for you.

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A good start under the new pension plan

How do we make sure that every one of our members can get off to a good start under the new pension plan that will come into effect in 2026? That is the question that the Board of Trustees recently answered. Of course we want to index our pensions by the full rate, if at all possible. However, we also need to maintain a proper buffer for when we switch to the new pension plan in 2026. For 2024, we have decided that we can index your pension by the full rate. By making use of more lenient legal rules for indexation, we can grant you this indexation. 

In the bridging plan you can read why applying the more lenient indexation rules is a sensible decision given the pension fund’s finances, and how it will affect our members in the different age categories.

What do our participants think?


Did you know that 3 out of 10 active members do not know that a new pension system is coming? During our last annual participant survey, we asked members to share about their confidence in the new system. We consider the interest of all of our participants and constantly inform you about the developments. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. In addition, we ask for feedback on our communication and designs for the Pension Portal of the future.

Faith in the new pension system:

Active member: “I understand that change is needed and I also feel uncertainty about the fact that benefit will become more flexible. I am confident that pension funds are well aware of this and take the necessary precautions."

Retired member: "It seems to be a realistic method, which is also used abroad. With the previous change to FLEX pension, things have also improved, let's hope that this will also be the case concerning the new pension system."



Suspicion of the new system:

Active member: “In this new system, I might have less money when I need it most, and the media and peer reports are not positive."

Retired member: ""It's unfair to change the rules for people who already receive a pension. I can't take any additional measures now and I have little faith in the government."

Related information

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Pensioen duidelijkheid (clarity about pensions) 

An online platform created by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment with information about what the new rules entail. 

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Overview news items

The annual increase in pensions must be sensible given that we want to transition to the new pension system in 2026 in good financial health. In the annual indexation decision, the Board explains how this assessment is made.

Overview indexation news