In order to be exempted, you need to send us an application from exemption within the three months following the start of your insurance obligation. You also have to prove that you are covered by another type of health insurance.

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This could be private health insurance, for example, an entitlement to cover for civil servants' medical expenses or Freie Heilfürsorge [medical welfare].

Please complete and sign the form and send it back to us. The address is printed on the form. 

From when does exemption from statutory health insurance apply?

If you have not made use of any services since the beginning of your insurance obligation, you will be exempted retrospectively. Otherwise, the exemption will apply from the first day of the month following the month in which you submitted your application.

Decision once and for all

You cannot reverse a decision to be exempted from compulsory health insurance. This means that insurees with private health insurance are not usually permitted to return to statutory health insurance after the decision has been made.

The application form

Application for exemption from statutory health insurance cover_e (PDF, 890 kB)