The first paternity insurance in Switzerland

Paterna pays a daily paternity allowance to your male employees who wish to take leave following the birth or adoption of their child. With Paterna, you offer your employees a unique social benefit and protect your company from the financial consequences of your employees' absence.

  • Our paternity insurance pays daily allowance benefits to young fathers who wish to take paternity leave within six months of the birth of their child.
  • The insurance also applies in the event of adoption.
  • Paterna adjusts to your company’s policy. You choose:
    the salary coverage rate
    the duration of the payment of benefits

Paterna: you choose the salary coverage rate and the duration of paternity benefits.


Insured salary

  • Insured coverage rate
  • 80%, 90% or 100% of AVS/AHV salary

Duration of benefits

  • Duration of payment of the daily allowance
  • 2, 3, 5,10,15 or 20 working days
  • Security: you are able to cope with the financial consequences of your employees' absence in the event of paternity. For example, you can hire temporary staff or outsource certain activities.
  • Responsibility: you assume your social responsibility towards your employees and value their role as young fathers.
  • Attractiveness: by offering them a unique social benefit, you increase the loyalty of your employees to your company and improve your attractiveness on the labour market.
Request a personalised offer online
  • 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.

Request advice
  • By phone

  • 0848 803 777
    08.00 – 12.00
    13.30 – 17.00
    On the Swiss landline network: national rate / On the Swiss mobile network: according to your mobile network operator

  • By fax

  • 0848 803 112

  • Meet an adviser

  • Form to request a contact

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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