Health insurance reform proposal misses signature thresholdApril 17, 2019, 8:56 a.m.
Two people’s initiatives aimed at reforming the Swiss health insurance market have failed to obtain enough sign...
Victim says drunk driver's sentence won't fix injuriesMarch 8, 2019, 9:39 a.m.
A man has been sentenced to three years in jail for causing a serious accident while driving drunk, without a licence...
Parliament raises annual healthcare payoutMarch 6, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Parliament has raised the minimum amount patients will have to pay before insurance kicks in.
Pharmaceutical sector out-earns bankersNov. 19, 2018, 8:58 a.m.
Bankers are not the highest earners in Switzerland any more.
Health insurance rates rise by 1.5%Sept. 25, 2018, 7:41 a.m.
Good and bad news for health insurance.
Swiss patients spend billions of their own money for careAug. 30, 2018, 7:49 a.m.
A new survey from the price comparison site, Comparis, confirms what many of us probably already suspect. Health care...
Hail damage to vineyards expected to reach CHF 4 millionJuly 27, 2018, 9 a.m.
Damage to vineyards during violent hailstorms in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud a week ago is expected to lead to ins...
Insurance companies expecting large storm claimsJune 18, 2018, 6:51 a.m.
Insurance companies are bracing themselves for record breaking damage claims due to the recent storms.
Non-Swiss do pay more for car insuranceFeb. 28, 2018, 6:53 a.m.
If you’re not Swiss, it’s really worth shopping around for your car insurance. A new survey has shown non...
Warm summer leads to insurance claim hikeJan. 31, 2018, 6:07 a.m.
Switzerland’s largest health insurer SUVA says last summer’s warm weather led to a hike in accidents.
Bern conference to look at health insurance premiumsJan. 30, 2018, 6:51 a.m.
A major conference is going on in Bern discussing how to stop the relentless rise in health insurance premiums.
Hundreds demonstrate in Geneva against health insurance hikeNov. 20, 2017, 7:02 a.m.
Around 500 people took to the streets on Saturday in Geneva protesting at yet another rise in health insurance premiums.
Geneva initiative launched to cap health insuranceNov. 14, 2017, 7:49 a.m.
An initiative is being launched in Geneva to cap the cost of health insurance to 10% of a household income.
More support for cantonal health systemOct. 19, 2017, 6:50 a.m.
More and more people are coming around to the idea of cantons being able to run their own health insurance companies.
Health Insurance to cost more in 2018Sept. 29, 2017, 5:56 a.m.
Swiss health insurance premiums will be going up on average by 4% from January. But rates for children will be increa...
Recent storm damage costs could reach CHF 85 millionJuly 14, 2017, 6:56 a.m.
Property insurance companies have so far received 4,000 claims following last weekend’s storms, which badly hit...
Are there too many hospitals?May 29, 2017, 6:27 a.m.
Does Switzerland have too many hospitals ?
Switzerland asks other countries to keep check on insurance claimantsMay 26, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Switzerland is striking deals with other countries in an effort to crack down on people suspected of abusing invalidi...
Frontaliers warned to act on health insurance nowMay 3, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Border workers living in France are being warned to make sure their health insurance is sorted out by September &ndas...
Geneva calls for one state health insurance companyApril 7, 2017, 7:18 a.m.
The Geneva parliament is calling on the federal government to do more to cap the rising cost of health insurance.
Swiss commune faces hefty medical bill for uninsured touristFeb. 6, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
A small village in canton Obwalden will have to pick up a hospital bill of almost CHF 350,000 because of a tourist wh...
No need for federal earthquake insuranceOct. 19, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Federal Insurance against earthquakes has been deemed as unnecessary by a committee of the National Council. Parliam...
Campaign for black boxes to be installed in all vehiclesOct. 5, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Black boxes that record details of any accidents on the road should be installed in all vehicles in Switzerland, acco...