In response to the coronavirus pandemic the Federal Council had declared that an extraordinary situation exists in Switzerland. Among other things this had an impact on arrangements relating to compulsory basic health and accident insurance.
On 22 June 2020, Ordinance 3 on Measures to Combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19 Ordinance 3) came into force. With this and the decision to end the special situation, Ordinance 2 on Measures to Combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19 Ordinance 2; SR 818.101.24) was repealed.
This has consequences for the documents:
- Coverage of the cost of inpatient treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Coverage of the costs of outpatient services provided remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Information to insurers and cantons (rehabilitation and payment collection/reminder procedure)
- FOPH letter: coverage of pharmaceuticals
As of 22 June, these documents no longer apply and the related FOPH recommendations have been revoked.
As the protective measures are gradually relaxed, the current rules on who meets the cost of testing are stated more precisely. They are set out in the updated fact sheet.
Last modification 01.07.2020