Market Research Logo

Employee Benefits in Switzerland

Employee Benefits in Switzerland

Synopsis

The Swiss social security system comprises various forms of social insurance, which aim to protect people living and working in Switzerland, and their dependents. It is organized federally, and social security responsibilities are divided between federal and cantonal authorities. The Swiss social security system consists of five components: old-age and disability pension; protection against the consequences of illness and accidents; income compensation allowances for military, civilian or civil defense services; maternity and unemployment insurance; and family allowances.

The Swiss economy is based on a highly qualified labor force performing highly skilled work. Most of the country’s residents are employed by small and medium-sized enterprises.

Summary

The report provides in-depth industry analysis, information and insights into employee benefits in Switzerland, including:

  • An overview of state and compulsory benefits in Switzerland
  • Detailed information about private benefits in Switzerland
  • Insights into the various central institutions responsible for the administration of the different branches of social security
  • The regulatory framework of employee benefits in Switzerland
Scope

This report provides a detailed analysis of employee benefits in Switzerland:
  • It offers a detailed analysis of the key government-sponsored employee benefits, along with private benefits.
  • It covers an exhaustive list of employee benefits, including retirement benefits, death in service, long-term disability benefits, short-term sickness, medical benefits, workmen’s compensation insurance, maternity and paternity benefits, family benefits, minimum resources, long-term care, unemployment and private benefits
  • It highlights the economic and regulatory situations relating to employee benefits in Switzerland.
Reasons To Buy
  • Make strategic decisions using in-depth information related to employee benefits in Switzerland
  • Assess Switzerland’s employee benefits market, including state and compulsory benefits and private benefits
  • Gain insights into the key employee benefit schemes offered by private employers in Switzerland
  • Gain insights into key organizations governing Switzerland’s employee benefits, and their impact on companies
Key Highlights
  • The social security system encompasses pension insurance, sickness and maternity insurance, accident insurance, family benefits and unemployment insurance.
  • Benefits under the Swiss social security system are primarily funded through contributions made by the employer, employee, the Swiss Confederation and Cantons.
  • In Switzerland, employers provide employees with private benefits, over and above state and compulsory benefits for the development and retention of employees.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
    • What is this Report About?
    • Definitions
      • Table Definitions
  • Country Statistics
    • Table Switzerland - Country Statistics
  • Overview of Employee Benefits in Switzerland
  • Regulations
  • State and Compulsory Benefits
    • Retirement Benefits
      • Introduction
      • Types of retirement plan
      • Eligibility
      • Age
      • Pensionable salary
      • Benefits
      • Payment options
      • Typical employer practice
      • Employee and employer contributions
      • Taxation
    • Death in Service
      • Introduction
      • Eligibility
      • Benefits
        • Table Swiss Survivor's Pensions - Federal Insurance Scheme
      • Payment options
      • Typical employer practice
      • Employee and employer contributions
      • Taxation
    • Long-Term Disability Benefits
      • Introduction
      • Eligibility
      • Benefits
        • Table Swiss Long-Term Disability Benefits - Amount of Disability Pension
      • Payment options
      • Typical employer practice
      • Employee and employer contributions
      • Taxation
    • Short-Term Sickness Benefits
      • Introduction
      • Eligibility
      • Benefits
      • Payment options
      • Employee and employer contributions
      • Taxation
    • Medical Benefits
      • Introduction
      • Eligibility
      • Benefits
      • Payment options
      • Typical employer practice
      • Employee and employer contributions
    • Workmen's Compensation Insurance
      • Introduction
      • Eligibility
      • Benefits
      • Payment options
      • Typical employer practice
      • Employee and employer contributions
      • Taxation
    • Maternity and Paternity Benefits
      • Introduction
      • Eligibility
      • Benefits
      • Payment options
      • Employee and employer contributions
      • Taxation
    • Family Benefits
      • Introduction
      • Eligibility
      • Benefits
        • Table Swiss Family Benefits - Agriculture
        • Table Swiss Family Benefits - Other Sectors
      • Payment options
      • Employee and employer contributions
      • Taxation
    • Minimum Resources
      • Introduction
      • Eligibility
      • Benefits
        • Table Swiss Minimum Resources - Amount of Basic Needs
      • Payment options
      • Employee and employer contributions
      • Taxation
    • Long-Term care
      • Introduction
      • Eligibility
        • Table Swiss Long-Term Care - Age Limit
      • Benefits
        • Table Swiss Long-Term Care - Helplessness Allowance - Disability Insurance
        • Table Swiss Long-Term Care - Helplessness Allowance - Old-Age and Survivor's Insurance
        • Table Swiss Long-Term Care - Helplessness Allowance - Accident Insurance
      • Payment options
      • Taxation
    • Unemployment
      • Introduction
      • Eligibility
      • Benefits
        • Table Swiss Unemployment - Helplessness Allowance
      • Payment options
      • Employee and employer contributions
      • Taxation
  • Private Benefits
    • Table Swiss Private Benefits - Contribution Table for Old-Age Benefits
    • Retirement Benefits
    • Disability Benefits
    • Death Benefits
    • Medical and Health Benefits
    • Work Injury Benefits
    • Other Benefits
  • Macroeconomic Indicators
    • Economic Performance
      • GDP at constant prices (US$)
      • GDP per capita at constant prices (US$)
      • GDP at current prices (US$)
      • GDP per capita at current prices (US$)
      • GDP by key sector
      • Inflation rate
      • Annual average exchange rate US$-CHF
      • Unemployment rate
      • Household consumption expenditure
      • Gross national disposable income
    • Demographics
      • Labor force
      • Total population
      • Urban and rural populations
  • Appendix
    • Methodology
    • Contact Timetric
    • About Timetric
    • Timetric's Services
    • Disclaimer

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook

Share this report