Health insurance

Compulsory health insurance enables everyone living in Switzerland to have access to adequate care in the event of illness and in a subsidiary manner in the event of an accident, for persons not covered by accident insurance through their employer.
Since 1996, when the new law on health insurance (LAMal) was introduced, the entire resident population is covered by a compulsory basic health insurance which offers a relatively wide range of services.


The compulsory health care insurance scheme is financed almost exclusively by per capita premiums and is therefore unique among social insurances and also at international level.

Statistical data

The main data on the financing and on the premiums of the compulsory health care insurance can be found at the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). Detailed results can be accessed in the form of detailed data.

Further information

Information on legislation, on compulsory health care insurance projects and on current news can be found on the internet pages of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

Further information



Federal Statistical Office Section Income, Consumption and Living Conditions
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuch√Ętel
+41 58 463 64 21



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