Persons employed in public service and members of their family residing abroad must be covered by Swiss compulsory health insurance.
The following persons are deemed to be employed in public service :
- federal agents employed by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) on secondment duty ;
- federal agents employed by the FDFA or another department working outside Switzerland ;
- persons residing abroad by virtue of their work for other public-law institutions or organisations.
The obligation to take out Swiss health-insurance cover also applies to members of their families unless they are engaged in gainful employment abroad which results in their being covered by another compulsory health-insurance system.
The compulsory Swiss health-insurance requirement does not extend to locally recruited staff.
Last modification 17.08.2018