In principle, anyone living and/or working in Switzerland must have health insurance in Switzerland. It is however possible in certain cases to claim an exemption from the obligation to have health insurance. If you live or work in the canton of Bern, you can find out here how to request an assessment of whether you are required to have health insurance or are exempt.
What you have to do
Check whether you belong to any of the groups of people who may apply for an exemption.
Choose the relevant form.
Please submit the application to us with all the required documents as quickly as possible.
We will examine your application and notify you within a few weeks as to whether your insurance cover is sufficient and you are entitled to an exemption or whether you have to take our health insurance in Switzerland.