CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS) monthly contributions - changes for 2013

Following the 2010 five-yearly review of financial and social conditions, which included the CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS), the CERN Council decided in December 2010 to progressively increase the level of contributions over the period 2011-2015.

For 2013, the contribution rate of active and retired CHIS members will be 4.55%. The amounts of the fixed premiums for voluntarily insured members (e.g. users and associates) as well as the supplementary contributions for spouses with income from a professional activity will increase accordingly:

1. Voluntary contributions

The full contribution based on Reference Salary II is now 1116 CHF per month. This fixed amount contribution is applied to voluntarily affiliated users and associates with normal coverage. Half of this amount (558 CHF) is applied to voluntarily affiliated users and associates with reduced coverage. Finally, an amount of 446 CHF is applied to children maintaining their insurance cover on a voluntary and temporarily basis.
More information is available here.

2. Supplementary contributions

The supplementary contribution for the spouse or registered partner of a staff member, fellow or pensioner is now as follows, depending on the spouse’s monthly income:

  • up to 2500 CHF (inclusive): 0 CHF
  • more than 2500 CHF and up to 4250 CHF:  152 CHF
  • more than 4250 CHF and up to 7500 CHF:  265 CHF
  • more than 7500 CHF and up to 10,000 CHF:  417 CHF
  • more than 10,000 CHF:  558 CHF

More information is available here or from the Human Resources Department (tel. 74719).