Lohmann International Associates
Tokyo, JAPAN
Leslie John Lohmann, FSA, FCIA, CCP
Canadian Pension Actuaries, United States Enrolled Actuaries and Employee Benefit Consultants Serving the International Community
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Last Updated February 10, 2006

Expatriate Benefit Shopping List

The following shopping list is not exhaustive but it does reflect benefits most likely to be found in an expatriate package. Remember, whether you are the prospective expatriate employee or the sponsoring employer, the single most important characteristic of the assignment is that the indigenous people not be capable of doing it.

When the job can be done by "locals," the North American expatriate is generally paid far more than the local rate and, thus, too much. Failure is virtually guaranteed.

The other way to bring failure is to fail to recognize the burdens of a foreign environment. Bonus and performance goals should be relaxed and more easily attainable compared to the home country at least for the first 12 months.

Please note, the following LIA$FACTS$ articles dealt with expatriate benefits:
Double Taxation (letter)
Expatriate Benefits (letter)
"He Does Not Need His COLA"
Worldwide Taxation (letter)

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