Swiss Social System

German Social Security

Swiss social security is divided into five areas:

  • old-age, survivors' and invalidity insurance (three-pillar system)
  • protection against the consequences of illness and accidents
  • income compensation allowances in case of service and in case of maternity
  • unemployment insurance
  • family allowances

The benefits paid out by the different types of social security are in principle financed by contributions levied on income. For the health insurance, each person insured pays a premium. A minimum converage is required, but further protection can be purchased as well. Health insurance is paid for by the individual alone.

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