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Compulsory health insurance in the canton of Basel-Stadt

The Gemeinsame Einrichtung KVG is in charge of the complete examination of the insurance obligation of the inhabitants and border workers in the canton of Basel-Stadt. We decide on requests of exemption from compulsory health insurance.


Whoever works or lives in the canton of Basel-Stadt is subject of compulsory health insurance (KVG). In specific cases it is possible to be exempt from compulsory health insurance. A contribution of CHF 75 towards the costs of implementation will be charged by the  Canton of Basel City for processing an application. Detailed information concerning the exemption form compulsory health insurance can be found under compulsory insurance.


Border workers in the canton of Basel-Stadt have to take out compulsory health insurance (KVG) within three months from taking up economic activity or they have to request exemption from compulsory health insurance at the Gemeinsame Einrichtung KVG (option right).


Further information concerning compulsory health insurance and premium reduction can also be found on the website of the Amt für Sozialbeiträge Basel-Stadt under -> Krankenversicherung

Link to premium calculator (exists not in english)