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Switzerland Employee, will be working in UK, Do I need to pay Social Security in CH

Hello All, I am an Indian national working for multinational Swiss company. I lived in Switzerland from 2009-2013 and was contributing to pension, Social Security and other Insurances. In 2013, the company asked me to relocate to Dubai as expatriate. While I am here for almost 4 years, I did not pay any Social Security back in CH. I was told that I do not qualify for Social security (because I have not lived there long enough >5 years).

Similarly the pension contribution for employee and employer was contributed both by company and Health insurance was also provided to us here in Dubai via international health insurance.

Now the company is asking me to relocate to UK still as an expatriate. In the draft offer I have seen deductions as 10% Social Security, 10% Pension and 18% Supplemental Health insurance, which I have been told that I need to pay all these from my gross salary to Switzerland.

To me it just does not make any sense. Why do I need to pay health insurance and Social security in Switzerland. I am not getting paid in CH. I will be paid locally in UK and will be paying income taxes in UK. So I have asked HR to clarify and will have follow up meeting next week.

Will appreciate if people can share their experiences or know similar scenarios and what would be the outcome. Thanks in advance for your support.
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Re: Switzerland Employee, will be working in UK, Do I need to pay Social Security in

If you are on an expat contract out of CH (i.e. your home location is considered by the company to be CH) and sent to Dubai or UK, the company may be equalizing your terms so you are not disadvantaged (or advantaged) versus being in CH.

Have seen this home location equalization being followed at few companies.

Your HR should clarify.
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Re: Switzerland Employee, will be working in UK, Do I need to pay Social Security in

You should also check on your permit status with your HR and the cantonal migration office. Assuming your permit was put on hold, not usually possible with a B permit - only C, then the maximum it can be done for is 4 years. If you don't return and reclaim it you could lose the permit altogether. In which case you wouldn't be an expat out of Switzerland any more.
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