(feel free to move this to a different category if there’s something more appropriate)
My wife is a freelance management/technology consultant and is setting up a GmbH through which she’ll work with a few foreign companies. We’re new to Zurich/Switzerland and are trying to figure out which insurances etc are required for the company’s employees (which is only my wife).
Being new to Switzerland I am still very confused by the social security system — there seems to be many interlocking components and I’m not really sure what’s required and what is being upsold. So far my understanding from this kmu.admin.ch PDF is that we need:
- BVG: pillar 2 pension
- UVG: accident insurance (occupational (OA) if working < 8 hours; occupational and non-occupational (NOA) if more)
- daily sickness benefit: recommended but not mandatory?
Any recommendations on a BVG provider? From what I’ve read here (e.g. this topic and this topic) pillar 2 funds typically have pitiful performance. I assume they also have high fees. We have a quote from AXA for a pillar 2 pension but it’s really hard to understand — for one it seems to be linked to the accident insurance somehow as it talks about daily benefits insurance, accident cover and disability benefits. This is what I meant by “interlocking components” — it’s hard for me to understand which pillar/system does what.
The UVG quote we have from AXA is simpler to understand. 1300CHF for the combined OA and NOA, about 2200CHF for the “daily sickness benefit” on a salary of 100k. I’m not convinced we need the daily benefit — firstly, my wife only works part time, and secondly we’re pretty much FI already. Her income is largely for day to day expenses and we could live without it. Does the OA/NOA premium seem about right?
So… any suggestions on mustachian approaches to insurance for your own company? Anything in English I can read about what to look for?