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Social insurance statistics

The Federal Social Insurance Office (FSIO) publishes the Social Insurance Statistics every year. This provides an overview of the different social insurances and includes the Total Social Insurance Accounts (TSIA).

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Occupational pension funds

Occupational pension plans together with the AHV/AVS make up Switzerland's most important social insurance in financial terms. The Pension Fund Statistics describe the structure and development of this social insurance.

At a glance

Social insurances within the Confederation's scope of responsibility represent a key part of Switzerland's social protection system. Their benefits protect households and individuals against a number of risks and the financial consequences of these which they might not be able to face alone. The Total Social Insurance Accounts (TSIA) provide detailed information on the finances of social insurances. This statistic is established by the Federal Social Insurance Office (FSIO).

Main results of the Total Social Insurance Accounts (TSIA), in CHF billion, by social insurance sector, in 2016
 

Revenue1

Expenditures2

Balance

Capital

176.7

159.3

17.4

921.7

Old age and survivors insurance (AHV)

42.4

42.5

-0.1

44.7

Supplementary benefits to the AHV

2.9

2.9

-

-

Disability insurance (IV)

10.0

9.2

0.8

-6.4

Supplementary benefits to the IV

2.0

2.0

-

-

Occupational pension funds

68.4

52.7

15.7

816.6

Health insurance

28.7

28.6

0.1

12.3

Accident insurance

7.8

7.0

0.8

53.2

Loss of income fund

1.7

1.7

-0.1

1.0

Unemployment insurance

7.6

7.4

0.2

-1.4

Family allowances

6.1

5.9

0.1

1.7

1) Revenue is calculated without capital value changes.
2) Expenditure includes social benefits (monetary or material benefits), part of the administration and implementation costs and other social insurance expenditure. The expenditure is calculated without the formation of provisions and reserves.
3) Consolidated total
The Federal Social Insurance Office (FSIO)

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Old age insurance

The old age and survivors' insurance (AHV) is the main pillar in Switzerland's social security system.

Disability insurance

The disability insurance aims to guarantee a basic standard of living to persons who become disabled (pensions, allowances, rehabilitation measures).

Health insurance

Social health insurance gives everyone living in Switzerland access to adequate health care in the event of sickness and accident.

Mandatory accident insurance

The compulsory accident insurance covers the economical consequences of work and non-work accidents and occupational diseases.

Unemployement insurance

This insurance aims to cover the risk of unemployment and to guarantee an income in the event of losing one's job.

Family allowances

Family allowances are paid for each child in all cantons.

Income compensation

Loss of earnings allowances compensate for the loss of earnings during maternity leave or when carrying out military or community service.

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Social Analyses
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuch√Ętel
Switzerland

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