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  1. Security for your spouse: What can your family depend on in an emergency?

    Financial stability when it matters most. Security for your children and spouse.

    How can I protect my children and spouse if anything happens to me? It's an important question that married couples must consider. Learn about the benefits paid by your pension in the event of disability, and how a widower's/widow's pension and survivors' pension guarantee financial stability for your family in the event of your death. 

  2. Pension provision in a registered partnership

    Security for your life partner. What same-sex couples need to know.

    Under a registered partnership, same-sex couples can live together and take responsibility for one another. But what if one partner dies or is no longer able to work due to illness? Read about the benefits from your pension plan in the event of disability or death.

  3. Pension Provision for Cohabiting Couples

    Providing financial protection for a cohabiting partner: Special rules apply in the case of cohabitation.

    Financial security for disability or death is particularly important in the case of cohabitation because the law does not provide a safety net for your partner. Read here how you can protect your cohabiting partner and what benefits are available to cohabiting partners under the AHV and pension fund

  4. Disability: Disability pension offsets lost earnings

    What are singles entitled to in the event of disability?

    Are you financially secure if you fall ill and can no longer work? It's an important question that singles should ask themselves. When are you entitled to a disability pension if you are unable to work, and who would receive benefits from the AHV and pension fund in the event of your death? 

  5. Wave of retirements among baby boomers: What it means for the Swiss pension system

    The wave of baby boomer retirements is gathering momentum. What does that mean for younger generations?

    Many workers dream of taking early retirement. From a labor market perspective, however, exactly the opposite should be made more attractive: working beyond normal retirement age. That is because the wave of baby boomers entering retirement in Switzerland is creating a distinct imbalance in retirement provision, as Credit Suisse's 2020 pension study reveals.

  6. Switzerland's pension system: The only constant is change

    Although it was restricted to soldiers and civil servants about 150 years ago, today it's available to everyone: a proper retirement provision. The fight to establish Switzerland's three-pillar system was long and arduous, but in 1985 it finally became law. All's well that ends well? – No. Unless major changes are made, a new wave of old-age poverty could lie ahead. The story continues.

  7. Pension provision in Switzerland: What newcomers need to know about the three pillars

    New to Switzerland? This is how to keep track of your pension provision.

    Are you new to Switzerland? Find out how to use the Swiss pension system comprising state, occupational, and private pension provision correctly, and keep track of it. This will ensure that you are optimally protected in retirement.

  8. "I'll take early retirement when I'm 75."

    Mr. and Mrs. Roduner's working lives are much too exciting to retire. When he reached retirement age, Professor Roduner took on a project in South Africa that may help to save our climate. Hanny Roduner wouldn't dream of giving up her life's work either.

  9. According to the 2019 Worry Barometer, both young and old people in Switzerland are concerned about retirement provision

    Problem no. 1: Retirement provision

    For the third year in a row, Swiss voters see retirement provision as the biggest challenge facing Switzerland. The Credit Suisse Worry Barometer reveals that all population groups agree.  

  10. Old Age and Survivors' Insurance (AHV) contributions: employers, employees, self-employed people

    AHV contributions: How much do employers, employees, and self-employed people pay?

    For employees, the employer pays half of the AHV contributions. Self-employed people have to dig deeper into their pockets, since they have to pay the full contributions themselves. How high are the different salary deductions?