In the years 1996 to 2013, premium imbalances between the cantons accrued in the social health care system. The Federal Office of Public Health is responsible for approving the premiums each year and for calculating the premium correction, while the health insurers are responsible for implementing it.
Cantons with credit payments (AI, FR, GE, GR, TG, TI, VD, ZH, ZG)
People who are residents of one of these cantons as at 1 January 2017 will receive a one-off premium credit in June 2017. The size of the credit will be announced by the Federal Office of Public Health in early 2017.
Cantons with a surcharge (AR, BE, BL, GL, JU, LU, NW, OW, SG, SH, SO, UR, VS)
Depending on where you live on 1 January 2017, you fall into one of the following groups of cantons.
Cantons with no correction (AG, BS, NE, SZ)
People who are residents of one of these cantons as at 1 January 2017 will not be affected by the premium correction. The reimbursement of the environmental levy is listed on their policies.
More information on the premium correction can be found on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health.