Supervision of health insurers

Federal Office of Public Health, Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority

Key facts

The supervision of health insurance is shared by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). The FOPH is responsible for the supervision and premium approval of social health insurance and FINMA is responsible for supplementary health insurance. The SFAO has come to the conclusion that the supervision is carried out in line with the statutory requirements. The new Federal Act on the Oversight of Social Health Insurance, which will probably enter into force on 1 January 2016, will strengthen the FOPH’s position. The collaboration between the two supervisory bodies will be regulated by law for the first time.