Distribution channels

In Switzerland, professional indemnity, directors' & officers' liability and fidelity guarantee insurance policies are usually sold either directly through the insurance companies or their agencies, or through independent insurance brokers. The leading US liability insurance companies which do not have a branch network or any agencies in Switzerland sell their insurance policies almost exclusively via the independent insurance broker distribution channel.


The partners of the SAAM insurance programme decide independently which distribution channels they want to use to sell their products. The SAAM does not make any recommendations, especially not with regard to insurance brokers. On request, however, the insurers will gladly provide information on IAMs in the area.


How can I find an insurance broker?

 | SIBA (Swiss Insurance Brokers Association). This association comprises the most important insurance brokers who work in Switzerland and meet the requirements of the job profile outlined by the SIBA.


Register of insurance intermediaries - FINMA (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority). Registration is mandatory for independent insurance intermediaries (agents and brokers) - for both legal entities and natural persons.