Safran Private Pension Plan

The Safran Plan is a privileged plan specifically prepared for those who save a large amount of money on their superannuation lump sum. The owners of Safran Plan benefit from special advantages and customer consultancy services besides the state contribution and fund incomes. 

What is the minimum contribution amount for the plan?

In the Safran Private Pension Fund, the minimum contribution amount is 125 Turkish lira, and the mandatory starting fund is 100,000 Turkish lira.

You can make monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual contribution payments using your credit card or by giving a direct debit mandate.

The Safran Private Pension Plan offers the following benefits:
You will benefit from numerous additional advantages right after your enrollment in the Safran Private Pension Plan.

  • Discounts at Contracted Health Institutions
  • Contribution Assurance
  • Assistance Services

How much is the enrollment fee and the administrative expense fee deduction?
The enrollment fee for the contract, considering the monthly gross minimum wage applicable at the date of signing the pension contract proposal form, is defined as follows:
(a) 75 percent of the monthly gross minimum wage for those who withdraw within three (3) years of the effective date of the contract
(b) For contracts completing three (3) years after the effective date, 50 percent of the monthly gross minimum wage for those who withdraw before five (5) years.

Contracts for which an enrollment fee is defined, all enrollment fees are deferred until the date of transfer to another company or withdrawal from the system. Contracts for which an enrollment fee is not defined or the contract has completed five (5) years after the effective date, enrollment fees cannot be collected.

Administrative Expense Fee Deduction Over Contributions
 In the Safran Private Pension Plan, administrative expenses fee is not deducted from the contributions.

Additional Administrative Expense Fee Deduction
 In the Safran Private Pension Plan, additional administrative expenses fee is not deducted from the contributions.

Administrative Expense Fee Deduction Over the Accumulation
In the Safran Premium Private Pension Fund, administrative expense fee is not deducted from the accumulation.

What is the total fund expense fee deduction refund? How is it determined?
Starting from the sixth year of the contract, the total fund expense fee deduction is refunded to the relevant pension fund at certain rates.

The required contract years and corresponding refund rates of this program, which will begin on January 1, 2021, are as follows:

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Contract Year

Refund Rate

 

Starting from the 6th year

2.5%

 

7 – 14 years

Increasing by 2.5% per annum

 

15th year and beyond

25%

 

Important notice for in-force contracts:
When calculating the refund rate, the start date of the contracts that exist in the system before January 1, 2013, is taken as January 1, 2013. For example, for a contract that started in 2010, 2013 is considered the effective date, and refunds are made accordingly.

What is the state contribution control? What are the rates?
Effective as of the sixth year of a private pension contract, total expense deductions made after the effective date until the date of termination of the contract are subject to the state contribution control. The total amount of deduction related to the state contribution is applied as of the sixth year of the contract, including the sixth year. State contribution control will start on January 1, 2021.

The upper limit on state contribution control rates varies according to the contract year.

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Contract Year

State Contribution Control Rate

 

6

60%

 

7

70%

 

8

80%

 

9

90%

 

10+

100%

 

Important:
Government contribution control does not apply to the following contracts:
 

  • Contracts whose total accumulation as of the date of control exceeds 10 times the annual gross minimum wage; and
  • Contracts including irregular payment.

What is irregular payment?
 If the contribution due after January 1, 2016, is not deposited within three (3) months after the date of payment, it is considered irregular payment under the relevant contract. For contracts that fall within the scope of irregular payments, participants are informed within five (5) workdays after the start of the irregular payment period.
When all overdue contributions are paid under an irregularly paid contract, it is accepted that regular payments have begun for that contract.

No state contribution control exists over deductions for contracts with irregular payment status.