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Hello,


Just moved to Geneva and was told I'm required by law to get a private health insurance. Does anyone have any tips on how to go about choosing their insurance provider?


Any help  would be much appreciated,


Thanks!

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Hello,


Just moved to Geneva and was told I'm required by law to get a private health insurance. Does anyone have any tips on how to go about choosing their insurance provider?


Any help  would be much appreciated,


Thanks!


Nicolas CNov 1, 2019 @ 10:30
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Hi Nicolas, 

Welcome to Switzerland! I am also an expat (from the UK) and specialize in insurance for expats and families here in Switzerland. Happy to help you.
Please feel free to message me, we can have a call or a coffee? 

Best, 
Katrina 
+41 765 965 605

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Hi Nicolas, 

Welcome to Switzerland! I am also an expat (from the UK) and specialize in insurance for expats and families here in Switzerland. Happy to help you.
Please feel free to message me, we can have a call or a coffee? 

Best, 
Katrina 
+41 765 965 605


Katrina K, Nov 1, 2019 @ 13:41
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Nicolas:


The coverage of basic health insurance is identical (by law) for all providers. And you can see a comparison of all providers and their prices on www.comparis.ch


With each provider you can choose a different "franchise" (the self-participation part of your insurance), and various models (ie: that you see any doctor you want, or only certain doctors). These choices will effect your price.


Personally I'm insured with Assura and i'm happy with them.


Nir

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Nicolas:


The coverage of basic health insurance is identical (by law) for all providers. And you can see a comparison of all providers and their prices on www.comparis.ch


With each provider you can choose a different "franchise" (the self-participation part of your insurance), and various models (ie: that you see any doctor you want, or only certain doctors). These choices will effect your price.


Personally I'm insured with Assura and i'm happy with them.


Nir


Nir Ofek, Nov 1, 2019 @ 15:54
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You may also wish to look at the website www.priminfo.ch. It is public and not affiliated or linked to health insurances.


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You may also wish to look at the website www.priminfo.ch. It is public and not affiliated or linked to health insurances.


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Marvin S, Nov 3, 2019 @ 20:16
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Thank you very much Marvin and Nir both the websites were helpful.


In the end I met with Katrina and she helped me find the best option for me and also helped with all the paperwork. Would definetly recommend her services if you are new to Switzerland.


Nicolas

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Thank you very much Marvin and Nir both the websites were helpful.


In the end I met with Katrina and she helped me find the best option for me and also helped with all the paperwork. Would definetly recommend her services if you are new to Switzerland.


Nicolas


Nicolas C, Nov 6, 2019 @ 12:54
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It's true the first time around that speaking to someone to explain the game here is better. The other two sites are good when you understand what's going on!

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It's true the first time around that speaking to someone to explain the game here is better. The other two sites are good when you understand what's going on!


Anne-Marie L, Nov 6, 2019 @ 16:08
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Funny fact for those who move in Switzerland with their family: "family doctor" doesn't mean you must have one single doctor for all family members. Each member of the family can have his/her own personal "family doctor". Remember that.

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Funny fact for those who move in Switzerland with their family: "family doctor" doesn't mean you must have one single doctor for all family members. Each member of the family can have his/her own personal "family doctor". Remember that.


Nina D, Nov 16, 2019 @ 17:29
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Funny fact for those who move in Switzerland with their family: "family doctor" doesn't mean you must have one single doctor for all family members. Each member of the family can have his/her own personal "family doctor". Remember that.


Nov 16, 19 17:29

I think there might be a misunderstanding of the term “family doctor”.


A family doctor is a medical practitioner who is based in a local community and whose function is to treat routine medical ailments that do not require hospital or specialized care.  If that should be needed, he/she will then refer the patient(s) to the appropriate medical facility.


It follows that a patient doesn’t need to have a family in order to be registered with a family doctor.


Likewise, members of the same family may be registered with different doctors.


I hope this helps!

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I think there might be a misunderstanding of the term “family doctor”.


A family doctor is a medical practitioner who is based in a local community and whose function is to treat routine medical ailments that do not require hospital or specialized care.  If that should be needed, he/she will then refer the patient(s) to the appropriate medical facility.


It follows that a patient doesn’t need to have a family in order to be registered with a family doctor.


Likewise, members of the same family may be registered with different doctors.


I hope this helps!


Ritchie, Nov 16, 2019 @ 21:39
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