Health insurance for expats in Switzerland

Have you just moved to Switzerland? Then you are obliged to take out compulsory health insurance, the so-called basic insurance, within the first three months after your arrival. The benefits from this basic insurance can be usefully supplemented with voluntary supplementary insurance. We will be happy to advise and support you in finding the right insurance set-up for you.

Basic insurance

Basic insurance is mandatory for everyone in Switzerland and covers medical services such as visits to the doctor, hospitalization and medication. The cost of basic insurance varies depending on the insurance company, place of residence and age of the insured person. Thanks to various discount models and individually selectable deductibles, it is possible to save premiums in basic insurance.

Every person who takes up residence in Switzerland must take out health insurance within three months of taking up residence in Switzerland.

Supplementary insurance

There are voluntary supplementary insurances to the basic insurance. These can cover the costs of special medical services such as alternative therapies, dental treatment, amounts for visual aids or treatment abroad. Transport costs and inpatient treatment in a hospital outside your canton of residence can also be covered by supplementary insurance.

The cost of supplementary insurance varies greatly depending on the insurance and the scope of coverage. It is therefore worth comparing different offers to find the best deal for you.

There are a few things to consider when choosing the right insurance models and health insurance companies. In addition, certain deadlines must be strictly adhered to.

We will be happy to advise and support you in finding the right insurance set-up for you.

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Erik Henzer
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