The revised Federal Act on Accident Insurance (UVG), approved on 25 September 2015, required amendments to the associated Accident Insurance Ordinance (UVV). The Act and the Ordinance came into force on 1 January 2017.
Following a lengthy process, the revision of the UVG was approved in the final votes by both Councils on 25 September 2015. The content of the Supplementary Dispatch was based on a compromise proposed by the social partners and also supported by the insurers. Against this background, the revision of the UVV was essentially limited to uncontroversial thematic areas of the revised Act, involving technical clarifications. The amendments to the Ordinance are designed to further improve and simplify specific aspects of the application of the accident insurance legislation, which has proved effective.
Last modification 26.05.2020
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