Private insurance

At a glance

On 31st December 2017, 192 private insurance and reinsurance companies were subject to the supervision of FINMA (the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority), including 89 Swiss and 48 foreign direct insurers and 55 Swiss reinsurers. The direct insurance companies included 19 life insurance companies (incl. 3 foreign companies), 21 health insurance companies (incl. 2 foreign companies) and 97 non-life insurers (incl. 43 foreign companies).

Private insurances 2019, in CHF thousand
Insurance branch Gross written premiums 2019 vs. 2018
Life 32 021 906 0.9
Accident and injury 45 857 578 2.3
Reinsurance 51 288 253 36.9
Source : Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA)

Further information


For the reporting year 2019 and subsequent years, the FINMA has revised the chart of accounts for the collection of insurance company data for supervisory purposes. In this context, the data for 2017 and 2018 has been transferred into the new accounts structure. Older data are available on the FINMA website.


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