Private insurance

At a glance

On 31st December 2020, 185 private insurance and reinsurance companies were subject to the supervision of FINMA (the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority), including 85 Swiss and 50 foreign direct insurers and 50 Swiss reinsurers. The direct insurance companies included 19 life insurance companies (incl. 3 foreign companies), 20 health insurance companies (incl. 2 foreign companies) and 96 non-life insurers (incl. 45 foreign companies).

Private insurances 2020, in CHF thousand
Insurance branch Gross written premiums 2020 vs. 2019
Life 26 750 134 -16.5
Accident and injury 46 691 703 1.8
Reinsurance 45 563 681 -11.2
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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