Health insurance: Persons resident abroad

This section provides useful information on compulsory health insurance in Switzerland for persons resident abroad. 

Health insurance: Co-payment for persons domiciled abroad

Medical treatments in Switzerland are subject to co-payment by policyholders.

Health insurance: EU/EFTA premiums and premium subsidies

Persons insured in Switzerland pay the EU/EFTA premiums applicable for their country of residence. Those on low incomes are entitled to premium subsidies.

Health insurance: Requirement to obtain insurance

In general, people leaving Switzerland to live abroad are no longer subject to compulsory health insurance. However, exceptions apply for certain groups of people.

Last modification 04.03.2021

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