CHIS - Contribution rates as of January 2017

The contribution rates are defined in the Rules and subject to annual revision. Announcements on changes in the contribution rates are made on this website, in the CERN Bulletin and under Official communications for the CERN community.

Normal coverage

  1. For staff, fellows, students and apprentices the contribution rate is 4.86 % of the monthly remuneration, whilst for pensioners of the last monthly basic salary received from CERN. The last monthly basic salary is indexed in line with the pensions. The contribution is directly deducted from the remuneration received from CERN, or from the pension received from the CERN Pension Fund.
  2. For voluntarily affiliated users and associates who have opted for the normal coverage, who receive no income from the Organization nor from the CERN Pension Fund, the contribution is a fixed amount payable every month in advanceThe contribution as of January 2017 is 1215 CHF/month.
  3. Family members: the contribution paid by the Main Member includes the cover for their family membres. The member of personnel who is affiliated to the Regime (on a compulsory or voluntary basis) is the Main Member. However, if the spouse or registerd partner of a staff member, fellow or pensioner has an income from professional activity and does not have their own similar basic health insurance, a supplementary contribution is required according to the below table. The supplementary contribution is directly deducted from the remuneration the Main Member receives from CERN, or from the pension the Main Member receives from the CERN Pension Fund.
     
    Gross monthly income of the spouse/partner Supplementary contribution as of January 2017
    up to 2'500 CHF (inclusive) none
    2'501 - 4'250 CHF 162 CHF
    4'251 - 7'500 CHF 283 CHF
    7'501 -10'000 CHF 445 CHF
    more than 10'000 CHF 607 CHF
  4. Finally, an amount of 486 CHF is applied to children maintaining their insurance cover on a voluntary and temporarily basis.

Reduced coverage 

The contribution for voluntarily affiliated users and associates who have opted for the reduced coverage is a fixed amount payable in advance every month. 

The contribution is 607 CHF/month as of January 2017.

Short-term coverage

The contribution for voluntarily affiliated users, associates and their family members with the short-term coverage is a fixed amount payable in advance for the whole period of cover. 

The contribution is 13 CHF/person/day or 330 CHF/person/month.

Updated on: 24/01/2017