Possible audit topics “Combating abuses” with regard to the receipt of social insurance benefits

Key facts

Social insurance expenditure rose from CHF 119 billion to CHF 142 billion between 2007 and 2012. The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) believes that proper and effective implementation processes significantly limit the risk of abuses with regard to the receipt of benefits. Sufficient human resources, access to the necessary information and an appropriate exchange between social insurance funds are key prerequisites for this. During its social insurance audits, the SFAO will also focus on the implementing offices and processes in the future.