Anyone who is insured in Switzerland, resides in the EU, Iceland, Norway or UK and lives in modest economic circumstances is entitled to a reduction in health insurance premiums.
Anyone who is insured in Switzerland but residing in a EU state, Iceland, Norway or UK and is living in modest economic circumstances is entitled to a reduction in health insurance premiums. This is intended to keep the financial burden of health insurance premiums for one household at a reasonable level.
A premium reduction for pensioners (in modest economic circumstances) living in the EU, Iceland, Norway or UK will be granted if the following conditions are met:
The Common Institution under the Federal Health Insurance Act pays the contributions directly to the Swiss health insurance. The health insurance reduces the premiums by the corresponding amount retroactively from the start of entitlement.
There is no direct payment to the insured persons. It is necessary to reapply for the premium reduction annually as no automatic notification is made.