Supplemental insurance for paternity leave

Compensate for the loss of income of soon-to-be fathers

The Swiss federal paternity insurance provides working fathers with two weeks of paid leave. Our paternity insurance supplements these basic statutory benefits. By taking out this insurance, you will protect your employees against loss of earnings in the event of paternity and establish your company as an attractive employer.


    • Supplemental paternity insurance pays daily allowance paternity benefits in addition to those under the federal paternity insurance.
    • Supplemental paternity leave insurance applies to the father or to the mother’s wife.

  • This insurance improves the statutory benefits for paternity leave in three ways:
    • Maximum insurable salary: de-compartmentalisation up to CHF 250,000 (instead of CHF 88,200)
    • Portion of insured income: increase up to 100% of salary (instead of 80%)
    • Duration of paternity leave: extension by one or two weeks (in addition to the 10 days provided for by law)
  • Paternity insurance can be taken out as part of the daily allowance insurance according to LCA/VVG.
    • Therefore, you are protecting your employees against loss of income in the event of illness and birth.
  • Security: you protect your employees from an income shortfall in the event of paternity leave and allow them to spend more time with their newborn.
  • Responsibility: you assume your social responsibility towards your employees.
  • Attractiveness: by offering a major social benefit, you increase employee loyalty and raise your attractiveness in the marketplace.

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  • Use the corporate online offers system to send us your information, without any obligation on your part. Once assessed, we will be able to send you a personalised offer.

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Frequently asked questions

Non-married insured parties may authorise their non-married partners to benefit from the same survivor benefits as a spouse would have received on their death.

Provided that:

  • the two partners live together similarly to being married, and have lived in a shared home without interruption for the five years immediately preceding the death of the insured party, or live together in a shared home and have at least one dependent child in common
  • the two partners are neither married, nor related (in accordance with Article 95 of the Swiss Civil Code)
  • the two partners are not registered in accordance with the Swiss Law on Registered Partnerships
  • the surviving partner does not receive a spouse's pension or a partner's pension from a previous marriage or from a previous partnership
  • the Declaration of partner's pension form, duly filled in, must have been given to the pension institution while the insured party is alive

You should declare the date of your (civil) wedding or of your (enforceable) divorce, and any change of name to the fund so that it can record your new personal data.

For a divorce, sharing the LPP/BVG assets between the spouses relates to the assets acquired by each spouse for the duration of the marriage. The assets acquired before the marriage are not shared. The revision of sharing of occupational pensions (that came into force on 1st January 2017) makes provision for sharing when one of the spouses receives a disability pension or a retirement pension of the 2nd pillar. As regards your LPP/BVG assets, the fund has to make a calculation in order to determine the vested benefits acquired during your marriage. To that end, we will need to know the date of the (civil) wedding, and the date of filing of the petition for divorce with the court.

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