|Employee expenses||1 January – 31 December 2017||1 January – 31 December 2016|
|Defined contribution plans, including:||636||407|
|- charges on salary||568||342|
|- 3rd pillar pension insurance, including costs of Employee Pension Plan contributions incurred in the period||67||65|
|Total employee expenses||4,270||2,655|
In 2016-2017, PZU, PZU Życie and PZU CO had third pillar pension plans for their employees, which were defined contribution plans. The employer additionally paid 7% of the gross salary amount as a contribution to these plans.
Employee expenses are recognized under “Claims and movement in technical provisions”, “Acquisition expenses”, “Administrative expenses” and “Other operating expenses” in the consolidated profit and loss account.