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Old age insurance

The state-run insurance scheme is aimed at providing a minimum cover for all people over the age of 65 (men) and 64 (women), surviving dependents and those who need constant care.
Set up in 1948 it is the backbone of Switzerland's social security system. All people living and working in Switzerland have to contribute to the scheme which is funded mainly by employers and employees.

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