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Please note that our website is not available in English. Of course we will be happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have by offering a comprehensive advisory service in English.

Address & phone number

GastroSocial Compensation Fund and Pension Fund
Buchserstrasse 1 | Postfach | CH-5001 Aarau

T +41 62 837 71 71

Opening hours

Monday – Friday

08.00 – 11.40 | 13.30 – 16.30

On public holidays

24 December 2021Christmas Eve*closed
25 December 2021
Christmas
closed
26 December 2021
St. Stephen’s Day
closed
31 December 2021
New Year’s Eve*
closed
1 January 2022
New Year’s Day
closed
2 January 2022
Berchtold’s Day
closed
14 April 2022
Maundy Thursday*
08.00 – 11.45
15 April 2022
Good Friday
closed
18 April 2022
Easter Monday
closed
1 May 2022
Labour Day
closed
25 May 2022Wednesday before Ascension Day*08.00 – 11.45
26 May 2022Ascension Dayclosed
27 May 2022Friday after Ascension Day*closed
6 June 2022Whit Mondayclosed
1 July 2022«Maienzug»**closed
31 July 2022Sunday before Swiss National Day*closed
1 August 2022Swiss National Dayclosed

* not an official public holiday
** local holiday in Aarau

Get to know us

GastroSocial comprises both a compensation fund and a pension fund for the hotel and catering industry throughout Switzerland, to which it offers customised social insurance solutions. With our head office in Aarau, we are the largest compensation and pension fund association in the country. We provide all the insurance cover you need in the 1st pillar (AHV/IV/EO/ALV) and 2nd pillar (BVG).

Our client base is extremely varied: from sole traders to large companies operating internationally, a wide range of businesses throughout Switzerland benefit from the offering and services of GastroSocial.

Why we are worth it

Specially designed for the catering and hotel industry: Our employees are very well versed in the special features of this industry and the L-GAV (collective labour agreement), and can provide you with competent advice.

All types of social insurance from one provider:
Our comprehensive offering means that we serve as a one-stop shop for answers to all your questions about all kinds of 1st and 2nd pillar insurance.

Tailor-made insurance solutions:
Our offering includes industry-specific solutions for accident insurance (UVG), daily sickness benefits insurance (KTG), and property and liability insurance for businesses in the catering and hotel sector.

Innovative online products save time and money:
Our range of online products is developed to suit the spectrum of different needs and requirements of our clients, and makes a tangible difference in terms of minimising administrative work for affiliated business establishments.

Simple administrative processes and low costs:
Internal procedures are efficient and uncomplicated. Our staff also focus on responding to your queries promptly and finding solutions for you. This means you save money and have more time to spend on your core business.

Quality is our top priority:
We always aim for the highest standards and have therefore been ISO-certified for several years. The GoodPriv@cy quality mark is an acknowledgement of the company‘s exemplary data protection and information security practices.

Decades of experience:
Our Compensation Fund was established in 1948, at the same time as the AHV was introduced. Our Pension Fund was set up in 1974, long before occupational pensions became compulsory in Switzerland in 1985.

Key figures at a glance: Compensation Fund

  • 20’666

    Affiliated companies + 1.3% (2019: 20’398) The number of affiliated companies rose slightly compared to the previous year.
  • 179’465

    Insured persons + 1.5% (2019: 176’744) The number of persons insured with the Compensation Fund increased further.
  • 6’966 m CHF

    Gross payroll (incl. taxable income) + 0.7% (2019: 6’917 m CHF) The settled payroll and taxable income of self-employed individuals were up on the previous year.

Key figures at a glance: Pension Fund

  • 3’274 m CHF

    Insured payroll +7.2 % (2019: 3’054 m CHF) Some large business establishments were acquired. The insured payroll of the affiliated companies was therefore considerably higher than in the previous year.
  • 120.5%

    Funding ratio – 0.4% (2019: 120.9%) Pension capital and technical provisions increased by CHF 570 million in the reporting year. In addition, fluctuation reserves increased by CHF 92 million in absolute terms.
  • 14’650

    Number of pensions + 9.2% (2019: 13’421) The ratio of pensioners to active insured remains very low.

These figures are taken from the current annual report (as at 31.12.2020).