Your pension may still be a long way off. However, there are times when you need to take action or when it's good to take a moment to think about the level of your pension. When? You can see that here. Click on your situation for more information.
If you have started as a seafarer, ensure that we have your e-mail address and indicate whether you wish to receive your post digitally. You can do this easily via My Koopvaardij (log in with DigiD or eIDAS). Then we can contact you quickly regarding your pension matters.
If you previously built up pension at another pension fund, check whether it makes sense to transfer that pension to Bpf Koopvaardij (pension transfer)
If you have a new relationship, it is important that we have your partners' details. This way we can arrange a pension for him or her too. If the relationship has ended, that may have consequences for your own pension. Read exactly what cohabiting, getting married, having a registered partnership and separating involves.
If you do not or do not yet have a new job after completing your time as a seafarer, you can opt to continue building up pension at Bpf Koopvaardij. This way you avoid a pension shortfall. Your application must be received by us within one year of the end of your employment. Read more about voluntary continuation.
If you have found a new job outside the merchant navy, check whether it makes sense to transfer your pension at Bpf Koopvaardij to your new pension fund or insurer (pension transfer).
If you are moving abroad or relocating within a foreign country, you must submit your new address to the Dutch Register of Non-Residents (RNI). We are automatically notified by the municipality of relocations within or to the Netherlands. We also receive notifications of death automatically only if you live in the Netherlands. If you pass away while living abroad, your next of kin must inform us. For more information, go to Living Abroad.
If you become occupationally disabled, you can nevertheless continue to build up pension entitlements. Depending on the degree of your disability, we will then pay part of your pension contribution. This is called 'non-contributory continuation' (in Dutch ‘premievrije voortzetting’). In case of occupational disability, you will automatically receive a letter from us to apply for this. For more information, go to non-contributory continuation.
It's good to know whether you're still on track when it comes to your pension. Is it enough for the life you have in mind after retirement? Only if you check this in good time will you still have opportunities to arrange extra pension, e.g. by opening a savings account or by purchasing an annuity policy. It also makes sense to investigate your pension choices in good time. You can make your own calculations for this in our pension planner in My Koopvaardij or consult our Service Desk.
You can easily find the level of your pension at My Koopvaardij or your Uniform Pension Overview.