Health and Accident Insurance Directorate

The Health and Accident Insurance Directorate is responsible for authorising services and service providers, setting tariffs and shaping health insurance systems to the legislative specifications of parliament and the Federal Council. 

It oversees health and accident insurers as well as military insurance, is the supervisory authority in the field of accident prevention and authorises the level of compulsory health insurance premiums.

Thomas Christen

Thomas Christen
Deputy Director (since 2021), Head of Health and Accident Insurance Directorate and Member of the Senior management (since 2017)

Further information

Health insurance

Health insurance guarantees access to good medical care. Find out here about the mandatory insurance requirement, oversight, benefits, tariffs, premiums, quality assurance and amendments to the law.

Accident insurance

Overview of compulsory accident insurance (UVG)

Military insurance

Key information on the Military Insurance Act and on the organisation and oversight of military insurance.

What is accident prevention?

Accident prevention involves the prevention of occupational accidents and illnesses and non-occupational accidents.

Last modification 20.07.2023

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Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Health and Accident Insurance Directorate
Schwarzenburgstrasse 157
3003 Bern
Tel. +41 58 462 21 11

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