Swiss healthcare: top quality, but a drain on the monthly budget. © Keystone / Gaetan Bally
The cost of compulsory health insurance in Switzerland is to increase by an average of 6.6% in 2023 – the biggest annual rise since 2010.
This content was published on September 27, 2022 - 15:15 September 27, 2022 - 15:15 Keystone-SDA/dos
Health authorities said on Tuesday that the“considerable” increase would raise average monthly premiums from CHF315 to CHF335 ($319 to $339). For an adult, the average bill each month will climb to CHF397. Across the 26 cantons, the increase varies between 3.9% and 9.5%.
Interior Minister Alain Berset told journalists in Bern that it was a“difficult” and“unpleasant” development, especially after a period of“relative stability”. While the long-term trend is markedly upwards, Berset recalled that premiums increased by an average of 1.5% annually over the past four years; last year, they even fell, for the first time in 14 years.
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