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Source: Swiss Canton of Uri – news in German

December 18, 2020

In 2021, CHF 17 million will be available to reduce health insurance premiums. This includes CHF 0.5 million that is drawn from the fund for premium reductions that have not been paid out. Recipients of supplementary services now receive a calculated premium reduction amount. The first decisions will be sent at the end of January 2021 at the earliest.

Additional funds

In 2021, the federal government will make a good 12 million francs available to reduce the health insurance premiums in Uri. As in previous years, the district administrator also approved the sum of CHF 4.5 million. In addition, there is CHF 0.5 million from a fund that is fed with unused premium reduction money from previous years. In this way, this money will benefit those insured in Uri.

Change in the case of recipients of supplementary benefits

On January 1, 2021, the revised federal law on supplementary lines for old-age, survivors’ and disability insurance (EL reform) comes into force. Among other things, it defines that recipients of supplementary benefits will now only receive the effective health insurance premium, but no more than the cantonal average premium as a premium reduction. The new premium reduction amount is calculated by the Uri Social Insurance Office.

Control parameters for 2021

As in previous years, the average premiums for those insured in Uri form the target premiums for calculating the premium reduction entitlement. The average premiums determined by the health insurance companies correspond to the average premium volume per insured person and also take into account the savings models selected. With the premium reduction sum available, the policyholder’s deductible can be reduced from 9.75 percent to 8.75 percent. This means that all people with reduced premiums will have to pay less for their health insurance premiums in the coming year. With the increase in the upper limit of the median premium reduction income from 80,000 francs to 90,000 francs, more families will receive premium reductions for their children.

First decisions from the end of January 2021

The entitlement to a premium reduction is calculated automatically by the Health Office using the tax data. All entitled persons (including those receiving supplementary benefits) will then be informed in writing. Anyone who has not received a decision from the Office for Health by mid-February 2021 is either not entitled to a premium reduction or has no legally valid current tax data. As in previous years, the premium reduction is paid out to the health insurance companies.

Detailed information on reduced premiums in the canton of Uri is available on the Internet at


Uri control parameters for the 2021 premium reduction

Indicative premium: – Adults (26 years and older) CHF 3,504 .– – Young adults (19 – 25 years) CHF 2,364 .– – Children / young people (up to 18 years) CHF 912.–

Crediting of taxable assets: 15 percent

Deductible from premium reduction income (PV income): 8.75 percent

Upper limit of the median PV income *): CHF 90,000.–

*) Up to and including this PV income, children’s premiums are reduced by at least 80 percent; above that, the minimum guarantee does not apply!


Media information available:

Health, Social and Environmental Directorate Uri, Government Councilor Christian Arnold, phone 041 875 21 59, e-mail

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