Supplementary insurance pays for other medication
If basic insurance does not cover a particular medicine and that medicine has been approved by Swissmedic, you can reclaim the cost via supplementary outpatient insurance. Medicines of this kind fall into the non-mandatory category, referred to as "Hors-liste (HL)" because they do not feature on the list of those that insurers are required by law to cover.
There are other medicines that are not covered by either basic or supplementary insurance. They are included on the List of pharmaceutical products for special applications (LPPV) or the “LPPV supplementary list”. Please note that the LPPV supplementary list is not exhaustive. It may be amended at any time.