Employee Benefits Report

Product Employee Benefits Reports Rev Switzerland

Key Highlights

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  • Details of the state and compulsory benefits
  • Insight into typical market practice
  • Examines changes to the costs and benefits of social security and mandatory benefits requirements
  • Demographic and economic information including projections
  • Mandatory pension provision, normal and parental leave and other state benefits
  • Details of applicable taxation
  • Extensive geopolitical and operational risk analysis

Report Overview

Comprehensive employee benefits information for Switzerland. Details mandatory benefits and plans as well as typical market practice. Includes data on pensions and retirement benefits, employee leave and termination indemnities.

Axco's employee benefits report for Switzerland provides expert analysis of the Swiss benefits landscape, detailing state and compulsory benefits and local market practice across necessary to know when employing staff in Switzerland or thinking of entering the market.

The comprehensive report is produced by a dedicated research team with years of experience in international employee benefits. The report outlines all key benefits in Switzerland, including insight into changes to the costs and benefits of social security and mandatory benefits requirements, as well as typical employer practice. Information and necessary details on new legislative mandates are regularly updated to ensure you remain compliant.

Suitable for international employee benefits consultants, brokers or corporates looking at establishing business in Switzerland, the report outlines the employment benefits requirements for your employees in Switzerland. Coverage extends to retirement benefits, death in service benefits, long-term disability, medical benefits, workers compensation, personal accident insurance, termination indemnities, maternity benefits & maternity/paternity benefits and other employee and state benefits.

Axco analysts also report on the economy of Switzerland, the local political situation, and climate, operational, and security risks.

Switzerland Report Extract

Below is a very brief extract of information from the Switzerland Employee Benefits Report; more updated information may be available in the latest published report.


Benefit Provider

State & Compulsory Benefits

Retirement benefits are provided as follows:

  • pillar I - state old age and survivors' insurance (Alters- und Hinterlassenenversicherung - AHV), administered by an AHV compensation fund
  • pillar II - occupational benefit plan (beruflichen Vorsorge - BVG), administered by a registered pension institution
  • pillar III - individual voluntary provident measures, which are outside of the scope of this report.

The government is aiming to stabilise the AHV through the AHV 21 reform project; the AHV 21 proposes to implement various reforms to pillar I on 1 January 2024, including the following ...

Typical Employer Practice

Most employers provide mandatory and supplementary retirement benefits; benefits are typically provided through the main BVG (the BVG that covers the minimum legal benefit), although a separate BVG may be provided, typically for executives and managerial employees (see State & Compulsory Benefits for detail).

The BVG model provided by the employer may be one of the following ...

The report contains more information on retirement benefits in Poland including Benefit Provider; Type of Plan; Eligibility; Retirement Age; Pensionable Salary; Vesting and more

Termination Indemnities

Benefit provider

State & Compulsory Benefits

Termination indemnities are provided by the employer through a severance allowance.

Typical Employer Practice

Employers do not typically provide supplementary termination indemnities, except for senior management where prescribed under the employment contract.

More information on Eligibility; When Benefit is Paid; Benefit details and the associated Taxation applicable to termination indemnities is available in the report

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