The NBI covers the damages caused by foreign motor vehicles in Switzerland and in Liechtenstein (art. 74 par. 4 of the Swiss Road Traffic Act).
The NBI also fulfils the tasks of the information centre as specified in Art. 79a of the Swiss Road Traffic Act The purpose of the Information Centre is to provide injured parties with information on the claims handler that will settle their claims.
Additionally, the NBI coordinates the conclusion of frontier insurance policies for motor vehicles entering Switzerland without sufficient insurance cover.
The NBI is financed by a contribution collected by the insurance companies from the motor vehicle holders simultaneously with the motor insurance premium (Art. 76a SVG).