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Cantonal premium reductions

Under Art. 65 of the Federal Health Insurance Act, individuals living in modest circumstances receive financial assistance from the Confederation and the cantons with their premiums for mandatory health insurance. This contribution is known as a premium reduction.

Premium reduction contributions are passed on from all cantons to health insurers directly, and deducted from the premium statement.

Frequently asked questions

When do I get a premium reduction?

CSS cannot factor a premium reduction in to your premium statement until it has received electronic notification from your legal place of residence, stating the amount of the contribution. CSS is unable to make the deduction until it has this information, which unfortunately means that our hands are tied.

The timing of this notification differs from canton to canton. Unfortunately, there is no standard arrangement.

Which canton grants the premium reduction if I move to another canton in the course of the year?

Your place of residence on 1 January is what counts. The premium reduction for the whole year is granted by the canton in which you were resident on 1 January.

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Information for each canton

Canton Information available from Registration deadline Stand der Daten 2019 Verrechnung ab
AG SVA Aarau 31 December Data received January 2019
AR Compensation and IV Office Appenzell Ausserrhoden 31 March Data partially received January 2019
AI Department of Health and Social Affairs AI None Data not yet received  
BL Social Insurance Office Basel Landschaft None Data partially received January 2019
BS Office for Social Contributions Basel-Stadt None Data received January 2019
BE Office of Social Insurance During the current year Data partially received January 2019
FR Cantonal Compensation Office 31 August Data partially received January 2019
GE Geneva Health Insurance Service None Data not yet received  
GL Tax Administrationi of Canton Glarus 31 January
Data not yet received  
GR Social Insurance Offe of Canton Graubünden 31 December Data not yet received  
JU Cantonal Compensation Office of Canton Jura 31 December Data received January 2019
LU Lucerne Compensation Office 31 October Data partially received January 2019
NE Cantonal Health Insurance Office None Data partially received January 2019
NW Nidwalden Compensation Office 31 August Data partially received January 2019
OW Office of Health of Canton Obwalden 31 May Data not yet received  
SH SVA Schaffhausen 30 April Data partially received January 2019
SZ Schwyz Compensation Office 30 September Data received January 2019
SO Compensation Office of Canton Solothurn 31 July (30 days after receiving the application form) Data partially received January 2019
SG SVA St. Gallen 31 March (3 months after receiving the application form)Zug Compensation Office Data partially received January 2019
TI Health Insurance Subsidy Service 31 December Data received January 2019
TG Office of Health of Canton Thurgau 31 December Data partially received January 2019
UR Office of Health 30 April Data not yet received  
VD Vaud Health Insurance Office (OVAM)
None Data received January 2019
VS Cantonal Compensation Office of Canton Valais 31 December Data partially received January 2019
ZG Zug Compensation Office 30 April Data partially received January 2019
ZH SVA Zürich None Data received January 2019
Those resident outside Switzerland KVG Collective Institution None