Facts and figures
Premium volume and key figures
The Swiss insurance market
The insurance companies overseen by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority are required to submit detailed figures every year for their premium income, claims payouts and investments, among other things. The following table provides a basic summary overview of the life and non-life insurance premiums written in Switzerland.
|Health insurance * (with the exclusion of mandatory basic health insurance)||11'798||11'504||11'186||10'954|
|Fire and property insurance||4'349||4'275||4'150||4'060|
|Accident insurance *||3'309||3'248||3'151||3'119|
|General and occupational liability insurance||1'686||2'040||1'996||1'959|
|Credit and surety insurance, road service, financial losses||374||350||1'129||1'056|
|Ocean marine, aviation and transport insurance||340||326||324||343|
|Legal protection insurance||710||686||660||607|
|Total in CHF million||51'741||53'039||58'512||57'856|
* including health insurers and health insurance schemes
The following chapters break down these figures in detail, by branch of the insurance industry, and illustrate them in diagrams. The underlying Excel files can be found right at the end of each chapter.
Life insurance covers the risks of death and disability or can serve as a pension provision. A distinction is made between individual insurance policies (private cover) and group insurance policies (occupational cover).
In this section, you can find some figures relating to premiums, market shares and payments of life insurance companies.
The area of non-life insurance covers the broad field of property and casualty insurance. This includes property, liability, transport and vehicle insurance, but also supplementary health and accident insurance.
In this section, you can find some figures relating to premiums, market shares and payments of non-life insurance companies.
Reinsurance companies provide insurance to insurance companies. They protect their balance sheet, provide them with replacement capital, and minimise the impact of major incidents on their profits and solvency.
In this section, you can find some figures relating to premiums, market shares and payments of reinsurance companies.