CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS) Contributions – Changes for 2012

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 2012, the contribution rate of active and retired CHIS members will be 4.41%. 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 increase accordingly :

  1. Voluntary contributions
    The full contribution based on Reference Salary II is now 1094 CHF per month. This fixed amount contribution is applied to voluntarily affiliated users and associates with normal coverage. Half of this amount (547 CHF) is applied to apprentices as well as to voluntarily affiliated users and associates with reduced coverage. Finally, an amount of 438 CHF is applied to children maintaining their insurance cover on a voluntary and temporarily basis.

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  1. 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:
  2. up to 2’500 CHF (inclusive):                none
  3. more than 2'500 CHF and up to 4'250 CHF:        147 CHF
  4. more than 4'250 CHF and up to 7'500 CHF:        257 CHF
  5. more than 7'500 CHF and up to 10'000 CHF:        404 CHF
  6. more than 10'000 CHF:                541 CHF

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