Why don't I pay the same premium when I move?
The Federal Office of Public Health defines the specific premium regions. Health insurance companies are obliged to accept this arrangement with respect to the basic insurance.
Health insurance premiums reflect the general costs of health care. In areas where many medical services are on offer, they are usually more often used. So in urban areas with many medical practices and specialised clinics, expenditure for health is higher than in rural areas where less doctors practise. The difference is substantial.