During your military or civilian service, you are automatically covered by military insurance.
Whether during military recruit school, civilian service, a long service or during practice period, you are automatically insured by the Swiss Confederation. Therefore, you do not have to pay the premiums for basic health insurance.
You can suspend your basic health insurance by presenting a marching or civilian service order for a period of at least 61 consecutive days. This measure does not apply to shorter service periods, such as military refresher courses.