Daily benefits insurance for sickness: protection against loss of earnings


Incapacity to work due to accidents or illness can affect anyone. Thousands of people become unable to work every year and are off work for an average of three weeks. Depending on their insurance, they face smaller or larger shortfalls. The Salary daily benefits insurance plan protects you against these risks.

Your benefits with Salary

Salary comes into play as soon as your employer’s statutory employment provisions for illness or accident cease. You receive benefits for up to 720 days within a period of 900 days. You decide how long you want to wait until the first payout.


  • Up to CHF 500 a day for a maximum of 720 days
  • Loss of earnings for staff, loss of earnings for self-employed
  • Option: Costs of home help

Loss of earnings or loss of income

If you are unable to work as a result of a serious illness or accident, you receive 100% of your salary from your employer. How long your salary payments continue depends on the particular circumstances and how long you’ve been employed.  If you're unable to work for a longer period, the daily benefits insurance pays 80%. But only if your employer has taken out a daily benefits plan.

If you don’t have daily benefits through your employer, you ought to take out loss of earnings insurance to protect yourself against financial shortfalls. It’s even more important for the self-employed and freelancers, because their earnings stop from the first day that they can’t work.

How to take out the Salary plan

Give our customer service team a call. Our advisors are available from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm on 0800 22 88 44.

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  • Premium discount of up to 15%
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  • Contributions towards preventive care such as check-ups
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