Health insurance: Persons resident abroad

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

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.

Health insurance: Co-payment for persons domiciled abroad

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

Last modification 04.03.2021

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