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Person hilft älterer PersonThis section contains SFAO audits related to policy issues concerning social insurance.

Audit Cost accounting - Central Compensation Office

The Central Compensation Office (CCO) is the Confederation's central implementing body for first-pillar social security. It performs the tasks that must be carried out centrally by the first-pillar social security system and the loss-of-earnings compensation system. The CCO manages old-age and survivors' insurance (OASI) and disability insurance (DI) for insured persons living abroad. It administers the compensation fund for employees of the Federal Administration and institutions closely affiliated to the Confederation. Its tasks are organised into four groups of services.

Audit number: 23620

Audit Granting of subsidies to private disability organisations - Federal Social Insurance Office

Disability insurance (IV) is a compulsory social insurance scheme designed to combat the consequences of disability. In addition to insurance benefits, IV pays subsidies to disability organisations. This is based on Article 74 and Article 75 of the Federal Act on Invalidity Insurance. The services covered by these subsidies range from advice to the production of specialist information and courses. Some fifty organisations share just over CHF 155 million per year. Most of them delegate the provision of services to hundreds of sub-contractors. The Federal Social Insurance Office (FSIO) is responsible for implementing this subsidy.

Audit number: 22624

Evaluation Invalidity insurance retraining measures - Federal Social Insurance Office

The invalidity insurance (IV) can retrain people who can no longer pursue their current occupation for health reasons. Retraining includes a wide range of measures, such as courses lasting a few weeks, continuing professional development, vocational apprenticeships or tertiary studies. Every year, around 4,000 insured persons undergo such retraining. The costs amount to around CHF 100 million. On top of that, approximately CHF 270 million in daily allowances is paid out during training. The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) examined the way retraining works and its effectiveness. Among other things, it conducted case studies in four cantons (Bern, Geneva, Schwyz, St Gallen) and a survey of 1,500 insured persons.

Audit number: 21133