Insurance Supervision Division

The Insurance Supervision Division is responsible for supervising health and accident insurers and for the military insurance system. It has supreme oversight in relation to accident prevention.

The division supervises insurers in areas including governance, risk management, solvency and capital investments. It also approves health insurers’ premiums. In addition it oversees the legislative processes associated with the Health Insurance Supervision Act, the law on accident and military insurance, and part of the Health Insurance Act and its implementing ordinances. The division is also responsible for allocating funds to the cantons for premium reductions and for monitoring the effectiveness of the premium reduction system. It is further responsible for all matters related to the risk equalisation scheme and the social health and accident insurance systems in an international context.

Helga Portmann

Helga Portmann
Head of Insurance Supervision Division

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

Covering employees for the health and economic consequences of work-related and non-work-related accidents and work-related illnesses: here you’ll find more information on the mandatory accident insurance scheme.

Military insurance

Military insurance covers people doing service in the armed forces, civil defence or civilian service. Find out here about the principles, oversight and ongoing amendments to the law.

What is accident prevention?

Accident prevention involves the prevention of occupational accidents, occupational diseases and non-occupational accidents.

Last modification 11.03.2019

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

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