|Employee expenses||1 January - 31 December 2015||1 January - 31 December 2014|
|Wages and salaries||1,397,889||1,247,136|
|Defined contributions plans, including:||304,070||262,903|
|- third pillar pension plans, including costs of premiums to PPE incurred in the period||67,496||63,157|
|Total employee expenses||1,771,524||1,586,712|
As at 31 December 2015, PZU, PZU Życie and PZU CO had third pillar pension plans for their employees, considered defined contribution plans. Due to these plans, the employer paid additional 7% of the gross salary.
Employee expenses are disclosed under "Claims, benefits and change in technical provisions", "Acquisition costs", "Administrative expenses" and "Other operating expenses" of consolidated statement of profit or loss.