Effective from 1st July 2005, Switzerland’s military insurance, which is the country’s oldest social insurance institution, was integrated into Suva. Nevertheless, the military insurance will remain an independent social insurance system with its own legislation and will continue to be financed by the Swiss Confederation.
Switzerland’s military insurance covers every form of physical, mental or psychological harm/impairment suffered by insurees as well as any immediate financial consequences irrespective of whether they are the result of accident or sickness incurred while doing military service or related activities.
The services insured include military service, civil defence, deployments of the Swiss Corps for Humanitarian Aid, peacekeeping missions and ’Good Offices’ carried out by the Swiss Confederation.
Switzerland’s military insurance is a separate social insurance system with a wide range of services. It not only bears the costs of treatment and the payment of daily benefits as well as disability and survivors’ pensions, but also takes, for example, integration measures and pays compensation for delays in occupational training as well as compensation to self-employed persons.