The Employment Insurance System, EIS, was first implemented in January 2018 by PERKESO. It is a financial scheme aimed at helping employees who lost their jobs until they find new employment. The contributions are being collected in a fund in order to provide financial assistance to retrenched employees. It also aims to provide extended welfare coverage and aid in job search via career counselling and jobhunting assistance.
1. Employer and Employee Contributions
All private sector employers need to pay monthly contributions for each employee. Civil servants, domestic servants and those who are selfemployed are exempted. All Malaysian and permanent resident employees ages from 18 to 59 years old have to contribute. Employees aged from 57 to 59 who have never contributed to EIS are exempted from this protection plan.
2. Contribution Rates
The contribution rate for EIS is ~0.2% of the employee’s salary (employer share) and ~0.2% of the employee’s salary (employee share). The maximum eligible monthly salary is capped at RM5,000 from 1 September 2022. You may refer to the contribution table below for more information:
Amount of Wages 
Employer Contribution 
Employee Contribution 
Total Contribution 

1 
Wages up to RM30 
5 sen 
5 sen 
10 sen 
2 
When wages exceed RM30 but not exceed RM50 
10 sen 
10 sen 
20 sen 
3 
When wages exceed RM50 but not exceed RM70 
15 sen 
15 sen 
30 sen 
4 
When wages exceed RM70 but not exceed RM100 
20 sen 
20 sen 
40 sen 
5 
When wages exceed RM100 but not exceed RM140 
25 sen 
25 sen 
50 sen 
6 
When wages exceed RM140 but not exceed RM200 
35 sen 
35 sen 
70 sen 
7 
When wages exceed RM200 but not exceed RM300 
50 sen 
50 sen 
RM1.00 
8 
When wages exceed RM300 but not exceed RM400 
70 sen 
70 sen 
RM1.40 
9 
When wages exceed RM400 but not exceed RM500 
90 sen 
90 sen 
RM1.80 
10 
When wages exceed RM500 but not exceed RM600 
RM1.10 
RM1.10 
RM2.20 
11 
When wages exceed RM600 but not exceed RM700 
RM1.30 
RM1.30 
RM2.60 
12 
When wages exceed RM700 but not exceed RM800 
RM1.50 
RM1.50 
RM3.00 
13 
When wages exceed RM800 but not exceed RM900 
RM1.70 
RM1.70 
RM3.40 
14 
When wages exceed RM900 but not exceed RM1,000 
RM1.90 
RM1.90 
RM3.80 
15 
When wages exceed RM1,000 but not exceed RM1,100 
RM2.10 
RM2.10 
RM4.20 
16 
When wages exceed RM1,100 but not exceed RM1,200 
RM2.30 
RM2.30 
RM4.60 
17 
When wages exceed RM1,200 but not exceed RM1,300 
RM2.50 
RM2.50 
RM5.00 
18 
When wages exceed RM1,300 but not exceed RM1,400 
RM2.70 
RM2.70 
RM5.40 
19 
When wages exceed RM1,400 but not exceed RM1,400 
RM2.90 
RM2.90 
RM5.80 
20 
When wages exceed RM1,500 but not exceed RM1,600 
RM3.10 
RM3.10 
RM6.20 
21 
When wages exceed RM1,600 but not exceed RM1,1700 
RM3.30 
RM3.30 
RM6.60 
22 
When wages exceed RM1,700 but not exceed RM1,800 
RM3.50 
RM3.50 
RM7.00 
23 
When wages exceed RM1,800 but not exceed RM1,900 
RM3.70 
RM3.70 
RM7.40 
24 
When wages exceed RM1,900 but not exceed RM2,000 
RM3.90 
RM3.90 
RM7.80 
25 
When wages exceed RM2,000 but not exceed RM2,100 
RM4.10 
RM4.10 
RM8.20 
26 
When wages exceed RM2,100 but not exceed RM2,200 
RM4.30 
RM4.30 
RM8.60 
27 
When wages exceed RM2,200 but not exceed RM2,300 
RM4.50 
RM4.50 
RM9.00 
28 
When wages exceed RM2,300 but not exceed RM2,400 
RM4.70 
RM4.70 
RM9.40 
29 
When wages exceed RM2,400 but not exceed RM2,500 
RM4.90 
RM4.90 
RM9.80 
30 
When wages exceed RM2,500 but not exceed RM2,600 
RM5.10 
RM5.10 
RM10.20 
31 
When wages exceed RM2,600 but not exceed RM2,700 
RM5.30 
RM5.30 
RM10.60 
32 
When wages exceed RM2,700 but not exceed RM2,800 
RM5.50 
RM5.50 
RM11.00 
33 
When wages exceed RM2,800 but not exceed RM2,900 
RM5.70 
RM5.70 
RM11.40 
34 
When wages exceed RM2,900 but not exceed RM3,000 
RM5.90 
RM5.90 
RM11.80 
35 
When wages exceed RM3,000 but not exceed RM3,100 
RM6.10 
RM6.10 
RM12.20 
36 
When wages exceed RM3,100 but not exceed RM3,200 
RM6.30 
RM6.30 
RM12.60 
37 
When wages exceed RM3,200 but not exceed RM3,200 
RM6.50 
RM6.50 
RM13.00 
38 
When wages exceed RM3,300 but not exceed RM3,400 
RM6.70 
RM6.70 
RM13.40 
39 
When wages exceed RM3,400 but not exceed RM3,400 
RM6.90 
RM6.90 
RM13.80 
40 
When wages exceed RM3,500 but not exceed RM3,600 
RM7.10 
RM7.10 
RM14.20 
41 
When wages exceed RM3,600 but not exceed RM3,700 
RM7.30 
RM7.30 
RM14.60 
42 
When wages exceed RM3,700 but not exceed RM3,800 
RM7.50 
RM7.50 
RM15.00 
43 
When wages exceed RM3,800 but not exceed RM3,900 
RM7.70 
RM7.70 
RM15.40 
44 
When wages exceed RM3,900 but not exceed RM4,000 
RM7.90 
RM7.90 
RM15.80 
45 
When wages exceed RM4,000 but not exceed RM4,100 
RM8.10 
RM8.10 
RM16.80 
46  When wages exceed RM4,100 but not exceed RM4,200  RM8.30  RM8.30  RM16.60 
47  When wages exceed RM4,200 but not exceed RM4,300  RM8.50  RM8.50  RM17.00 
48 
When wages exceed RM4,300 but not exceed RM4,400

RM8.70  RM8.70  RM17.40 
49 
When wages exceed RM4,400 but not exceed RM4,500

RM8.90  RM8.90  RM17.80 
50 
When wages exceed RM4,500 but not exceed RM4,600

RM9.10  RM9.10  RM18.20 
51 
When wages exceed RM4,600 but not exceed RM4,700

RM9.30  RM9.30  RM18.60 
52 
When wages exceed RM4,700 but not exceed RM4,800

RM9.50  RM9.50  RM19.00 
53 
When wages exceed RM4,800 but not exceed RM4,800

RM9.70  RM9.70  RM19.40 
54 
When wages exceed RM4,900 but not exceed RM5,000

RM9.90  RM9.90  RM19.80 
55  When wages exceed RM5,000  RM9.90  RM9.90  RM19.80 
3. EIS payment
If this is the first time you contribute EIS for your employees, you will need to register with PERKESO first – please see How to register with PERKESO Assist Portal to find out how. There are a few ways to make payment, see how to pay EIS for more information.
If you have any other questions with regards to EIS, you may contact us via the chat support or email us at admin@payrollpanda.my.