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New Initiative aims to adjust the retirement age to the life expectancy

A new Initiative from the right-bourgeois camp wants to bring the pension plans back on track. A Central concern is to stop the redistribution in occupational pensions.

Today, there are approximately 7 billion Swiss francs, of the active members of flow annually to the pensioners. One reason is the legal minimum conversion rate from 6.8 per cent in the mandatory occupational benefits insurance. This pension promise is today, only with the contributions of the Active to redeem.

The Initiative "For a generation close to retirement (Pension, Yes - but fair)" wants to stop this redistribution. In the Form of a General suggestion, they asked, among other things, contributions and benefits so as to, "that in the long term, intergenerational justice is ensured".

claims not new

the retirement age should be adjusted continuously and the life expectancy. The pensions the occupational Pension plan should be directed to the investment income. In defining the benefits, the securing of living standards should be in the foreground, the nominal value of the pension. To limit the redistribution, could also be already reduced current pensions.

The claims are not new. In Parliament the discussion on the "de-politicisation" of the minimum interest rate and conversion rate and the adjustment of the pension age to life is launched in maintenance for a long time. Because of the much needed stabilization of the AHV but on ice.

The Federal Chancellery has the Text of the Initiative, "Pension Yes - but to be fair," pre-checks, and on Tuesday in the Federal Gazette and published. The Committee of Federal parliamentarians of the SVP and the FDP. The author of the Initiative of the pension Fund expert Josef Bachmann. The collection period starts on 2. October 2020. (anf/sda)

Created: 02.04.2019, 16:02 Uhr

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