Vested benefits account
The vested benefits account is intended to preserve your 2nd pillar pension assets if they are not deposited with a pension fund.
Invest your occupational pension assetsThe vested benefits account enables you to invest your occupational pension fund assets, in line with the provisions of the decree of 3 October 1994 on the free movement (libre passage) of assets relating to pensions, dependents and disability – the vested benefits ordinance (OLP).
There are two options for managing your vested benefit assets:
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- Your pension assets are paid into the vested benefits account
- Your capital can be invested in units of Synchrony LPP Funds investment funds via a vested benefits custody account
In the event of death, your capital is protected and paid to the beneficiaries in accordance with the regulations. Vested benefit assets cannot be seized as long as they remain in the 2nd pillar.
You can take out additional pure risk insurance cover provided by Swisscanto Safe against the risks of death and disability.
An account intended to preserve capitalThe purpose of the vested benefits account is to preserve pension capital pending its transfer to a new pension fund. This applies in the following cases:
- Temporary or permanent termination of a gainful activity
- Divorce proceedings
- Change of employer (pension fund surplus)
- Transition to self-employment status
This account pays interest on the capital at a fixed rate of interest. The vested benefits capital can be withdrawn early, at the earliest 5 years before retirement, under certain conditions:
- Financing / amortisation of a primary housing loan (possible every five years)
- Definitive departure from Switzerland but restrictions apply to EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (more details on www.fglpp.ch)
- Starting a self-employed activity
- Full disability pension (from 70%)
- Vested benefit assets correspond to a contribution of less than one year to the occupational pension plan.
- In the event of the insured person's death (the capital is then paid to the beneficiaries)