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Sustainability – also on behalf of our children and grandchildren

Environmental, social and economic engagement is firmly rooted in CSS’s core values. We draw on our value-driven entrepreneurship and expertise to play an active role in shaping the Swiss healthcare system and moving it forward.

Putting healthcare financing on a sound long-term footing

Healthcare costs have been rising steadily for years. At present, they amount to CHF 10,000 per person per year. As the industry leader, we take action at a number of different levels to curb this development and secure long-term financing for the healthcare system. This means being accountable not just to those insured with us, but to society as a whole.

Our focus

These are the points we focus on to prevent healthcare costs from rocketing sky high:

Tariff agreements
The new pharmacy tariff (LOA) and the new outpatient tariff structure are key to greater cost transparency and efficiency. CSS played a major role in both agreements through its involvement in the curafutura industry association.
Checking bills
We subject invoices to strict checks and pay great attention to combating fraud. Expanding the internal resources available for this has enabled us to save enormous sums each year – sums that our insured persons would otherwise have to pay.
Administration costs
Being economical is a demand we also make of ourselves. We design our processes to be as lean and inexpensive as possible. An industry comparison confirms that no other Swiss health insurance company has administration costs as low as CSS.

Responsibility for people and the environment

Sustainability has always been part of our value system here at CSS. We’ve made it our goal to reduce our ecological footprint. We’re reducing energy consumption at our real estate, especially our large administrative buildings, by 20% and lowering annual CO2 emissions by almost one-quarter. Public e-charging stations are another example of our commitment, which we will continue to build on.

As the leading health insurer, we also take responsibility for the general population. In this way, we live up to another of our core values: solidarity. Our employees are given the opportunity to take part in volunteering assignments lasting several days. Some of them help out in nursing homes and hospitals in the fight against the coronavirus, for example.

In addition, CSS supports the «Corona Immunitas» national research project, providing the considerable amount of CHF 2 million in funding. This is our way of making a contribution to overcoming the corona pandemic.

Your health partner

As a health partner, we are committed to leading a healthy life, actively taking steps to regain one's health and developing a mindful approach to illness.

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