CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS) Monthly Contributions – Changes for 2014

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 2014, the contribution rate of active and retired CHIS members will be 4.7%. 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 or with a retirement pension (including the CERN pension) will increase accordingly:

  1. Voluntary contributions

    The full contribution based on Reference Salary II is now 1161 CHF per month. This fixed amount contribution is applied to voluntarily affiliated users and associates with normal coverage. Half of this amount (580 CHF) is applied to voluntarily affiliated users and associates with reduced coverage. Finally, an amount of 464 CHF is applied to children maintaining their insurance cover on a voluntary and temporarily basis.

    Further information 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 2,500 CHF (inclusive): 0 CHF
- more than 2,500 CHF and up to 4,250 CHF:  157 CHF
- more than 4,250 CHF and up to 7,500 CHF:  274 CHF
- more than 7,500 CHF and up to 10,000 CHF:  431 CHF
- more than 10,000 CHF:  580 CHF

Further information is available here.

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