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Mandatory health insurance

Mandatory health insurance

In principle, anyone living or working in Switzerland is required to take out a health insurance policy. Every family member must be insured individually. After arriving in Switzerland, you should quickly take out the relevant insurance (no more than 3 months after arrival). Delaying the process serves little purpose as the insurance funds charge your premiums from the day of your arrival.

The Federal Office of Public Health provides persons residing in Switzerland with detailed information.

Cantonal information for mandatory health insurance (website in German and French, selected information available in English)
Information for persons residing in Switzerland