The Swiss in­sur­ance mar­ket

16 December 2020

 

 

Insurers in Switzerland at 31 December
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Life insurance companies 20 19 19 19 19
Property and casualty insurance companies 122 120 118 114 118
Supplementary health insurance 13 13 12 12 11
Reinsurance companies 30 30 28 27 25
Captive insurance companies 29 25 27 27 25
Total 214 207 204 199 198
of which companies with offices in Switzerland 165 158 156 152 149
of which branches of foreign insurance companies 49 49 48 47 49

 

SIA membership as of January 2020
SIA members’ share of total premium revenue in 2019 *  
of which life insurance 100%
of which P & C insurance 85%
of which reinsurance 88%

* 100% = all insurance companies supervised by FINMA

 

Global premium volume 2019 generated by the largest private insurers headquartered/located in Switzerland in CHF billion (gross premiums)
Insurers Switzerland Total
Zurich Insurance Group 4,0 67,7
Chubb 0,1 39.6
Swiss Life 13,0 22,8
AXA Winterthur 6,6 6,6
Helvetia 5,2 9,7
Bâloise 4,9 9,4
Die Mobiliar 3,7 3,7
Allianz Suisse 3,8 3,8
Generali Schweiz 1,8 1,8
Helsana-Gruppe (VVG+UVG) 1,8 1,8
Reinsurer Switzerland Total
Swiss Re 1,2 42,5
New Reinsurance Company Ltd 0,5 5,4
Catlin Re 0,2 1,7

 Source: Annual reports 2019, FINMA