December 4, 2020
Dr Lukas Müller-Brunner is taking over from Martin Kaiser as representative of the Employers’ Association and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Substitute Occupational Benefit Institution LOB from 1st January 2021. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously for election of the Chairman at its meeting today.
Müller-Brunner acquired professional experience at, among other places, Lantal Textiles, in the Auditing department of KPMG, as Research Associate at the Institute of Accounting, Controlling and Auditing at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and as Employee Benefits Adviser at Swisscanto/Prevanto. On 1st April 2020, he joined the Swiss Employers’ Association (SAV) as Head of the Social Policy and Social Security Insurance department and, in this role, took over from Martin Kaiser, who left the Employers’ Association at the end of March. Prior to that, Lukas Müller-Brunner was Assistant Professor of Management & Regulation at the HSG.
The Board of Trustees and the Management should like to thank Martin Kaiser for his many years of dedicated and successful work in the Substitute Occupational Benefit Institution and looks forward to working together with Lukas Müller-Brunner in the future.
November 20, 2020
As from 1st January 2021, people whose employment has been terminated by their employer can continue their insurance with the Substitute Occupational Benefit Institution voluntarily. The precondition for this is that they were insured in the Workplace (Employee) Pension Plan and are at least 58 years old.
As part of the Supplementary Benefits Reform, under the new Art. 47a LOB, employees will, on certain conditions, be able to continue insuring themselves voluntarily with the Substitute Occupational Benefit Institution. Either the whole pension provision (new ANWG pension plan) or the risk insurance (new ANWR pension plan) can be continued.
The conditions for this are as follows:
November 6, 2020
Owing to the measures against COVID-19 decided on by the Canton of Vaud, Reception in Lausanne has been closed with immediate effect. The reception offices in Zurich and Bellinzona are still open, with Bellinzona now having reduced opening hours:
Whenever possible, particularly for more complex questions, it is advisable to arrange an appointment in advance by calling us on one of the following telephone numbers:
Many thanks for your understanding.
September 3, 2020
As from Monday 7th September 2020, we are able to receive you in person again at our reception offices in Zürich, Lausanne and Bellinzona.
The opening hours are as follows:
Zürich: 08.30 – 11.30 h / 13.30 – 16.30 h
Lausanne and Bellinzona: 08.00 – 12.00 h / 13.30 – 17.00 h
Please note that it may be necessary to wait as, due to the protective measures we have put in place against COVID-19, we can receive only one person at a time (with no more than one accompanying person). Whenever possible, particularly for more complex questions, it is advisable to arrange an appointment in advance by calling us on one of the following telephone numbers:
Our staff are also still available to help you by phone on these telephone numbers.
If you have any cold or flu symptoms and/or have recently returned from a higher risk region, please do not come to our reception offices.
Many thanks in advance for your active cooperation.
June 23, 2020
The Substitute Occ upational Benefit Institution amends the contributions for administration costs as of January 1, 2021:
May 29, 2020
Your and our health is important to us, which is why our customer reception desks remain closed. Our employees will be happy to advise you by telephone.
Many answers can already be found on our customer website, and our web forms will help you to address your concerns:
You can also contact us in writing, you will find our address under this Link
Or you can reach us by telephone under the following numbers:
Many thanks for your active participation and for your understanding.
May 20, 2020
January 22, 2020
The Substitute Occupational Benefit Institution has revised various interest rates downwards as of 1 January 2020.
Adjustments to interest
Adjustment of pensions for change in prices
January 6, 2020
For some time now, we have recorded a large growth in our vested benefits accounts, and, as a result, an even greater increase in customer inquiries. Our team is working on additional assignements to answer all inquiries as quickly as possible. Nevertheless, the processing of your case may be delayed.
We ask for your patience and understanding.