As an international organization CERN has its own mutual health insurance: the CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS). It provides health insurance for active, retired and former members of the CERN personnel and for their families. The benefits, conditions, procedures and the contribution levels are defined in the CHIS Rules. The CHIS Information Notes provide further explanation to certain benefits or procedures.
The CHIS is administrated by a third party administrator, UNIQA, whom you may contact for further information and advice or with queries concerning membership, your coverage or the calculation of your reimbursements.
Obtaining a LAMal exemption
The revised OAMal which entered into force on 1 January 2018 restores the possibility for some dependents to obtain a LAMal exemption. For the procedure to be followed do so and who can benefit from this possibility, please see the dedicated web-page (currently available only in French - apologies).
New CHIS Rules (effective 1 September 2017)
New CHIS Rules ented into force on 1st September 2017, and are available in full under 'Reference documents' below. A presentation of the most significant changes was published on 12 July 2017 as an Official Communication. Additional information will be made available below as and when available.