The Kerialis provident institution will not participate in the call for tenders launched by the law firm branch. She denounces numerous irregularities.
A dramatic change in the law firm sector. Kerialis, a provident institution formerly designated by the branch of law firms, is angry. The IP calls it ” illegal » the branch’s call for tenders to choose one or more recommended organisations. Kerialis’ board of directors has decided not to respond to this call for tenders and to challenge it in court, according to a press release. The pension institution plans to remain “the benchmark insurer for the legal profession” and to continue to offer its offers on the sidelines of the recommendation.
The IP considers that the specifications launched by the branch lead to increases in contributions for employers and employees of at least 2% for the benefit of a new social action fund.
A reduction in guarantees
In addition, Kerialis denounces a reduction in guarantees. Concretely, the recommended offer will contain less coverage for employees on sick leave than the current Kerialis offer, a reduction in disability pensions and a reduction in the capital paid in the event of death.
Kerialis regrets that the call for tenders retains only a single price and identical guarantees for all companies in the branch, with no possibility for the recommended organization to adapt the offer.
Furthermore, Kerialis denounces several “irregularities”. Lack of transparency in competitive bidding, non-compliance with the decree governing the management of the supplementary professional pension scheme, contradictions with the national collective agreement for employees of law firms… In addition, Kerialis indicates in a press release that the call for ‘offers’ conflicts with the most basic rules of governance enacted by the European Solvency 2 regulations by setting up illegal mechanisms for the delegation of competence from the authorities of the recommended operator to the permanent joint committee for negotiation and interpretation of the branch “.