Active since 1918, Suva has a total workforce of around 4100 employees working at its head office in Lucerne, at its 18 agencies throughout Switzerland and at its two rehabilitation clinics in Bellikon and Sion. An independent public corporation with a premium volume in the amount of CHF 4.2 billion, it insures around 123,000 companies or 1.97m working people against the consequences of accidents and occupational diseases. Unemployed people are automatically insured with Suva. Since 2005, Suva has also been responsible for military insurance by government mandate. Suva generates premiums to the approximate amount of CHF4.2bn. Suva's range of services encompasses prevention, insurance and rehabilitation. Suva is self-supporting, operates without any state subsidies and returns any profits to its insurees in the form of lower premiums. Suva's social partners – employers and employees – are represented on the Board of Directors, as is the Swiss federal government.
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