Tasks of the liaison office

The EU law embodied in the agreement on the freedom of movement of persons stipulates the existence of liaison offices for international contacts between the insurers and the institutions and individuals. The LOB Guarantee Fund is the liaison office for Switzerland in the range of occupational benefits.

As the liaison office, the LOB Guarantee Fund is able to communicate directly with the liaison offices abroad.

Persons and occupational benefit schemes can contact the foreign insurers either directly or via the Guarantee Fund. Similarly, foreign insurers or persons can directly contact the Swiss occupational benefit schemes or do so via the Guarantee Fund.

In cases where contact exists between an insurer and a person residing in a different country, communication will take place directly between the insurance scheme and the person concerned.