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Milliman expands Employee Benefits practice in Asia to Malaysia

Milliman today announced that the company is further expanding its employee benefits practice with the hire of Lin Fong Chow as Practice Leader, Employee Benefits Malaysia. Lin Fong brings with her more than 17 years of benefits and rewards experience in Malaysia.

Farzana Ismail, Managing Consultant for Milliman in Malaysia, said, “When we set up the Milliman office in 2016, we were keen to quickly expand our full global service offering to the Malaysian market. I am delighted that we will now be able to offer the Malaysian market access to a locally based team of Employee Benefits consulting talent to complement our existing insurance and health expertise.”

Mark Whatley, Practice Leader, Employee Benefits South East Asia, added, “Lin brings with her a wealth of experience working on both the consulting and corporate side of Employee Benefits and is driven by a passion for putting clients first.”

Thailand: Impact of amendments to the Labour Protection Act on severance payment and retirement

Two recent amendments to the Labour Protection Act in Thailand will affect companies’ retirement practices. One amendment provides for an increase in the severance payment for employees with more than 20 years of service. The other amendment established that an employee is entitled to retirement from age 60 and clarified that the severance payment is payable on retirement. Milliman’s Danny Quant and Mark Whatley provide perspective in this article.