I'm half Irish half Swiss. I was born and raised in Switzerland to an Irish mother, but I moved to Ireland in my early 20s, family is still in Switzerland. Now I'm 30 and I am more concerned about my health than I used to be (getting old huh!) plus my girlfriend and I are in talks about starting a family in 1-2 years.
The Irish insurances and health care systems are a complete joke. For 90 Euro/Month, I get 1000 Euro on medical expenses covered. Maternity or cancer - strictly not included. Okay Ireland has a public health system where hospitals are free, but they have such a bad reputation.
I'm keep thinking that if I or my girlfriend would ever have an accident (or her being pregnant), I would not want to make use of public Irish hospitals, I would prefer Swiss hospitals.
When I compare the benefits of Irish health insurances with Swiss ones like Helsana, it's worlds apart.
So I am wondering, are there any Swiss health insurance companies that are for expats?
Basically, I would like to have Swiss health insurance with all the benefits, where in case something happens, we can fly to Switzerland and make use of Swiss doctors/hospitals.
The only one I found is http://swissglobalinsurance.com/
It seems exactly what I am looking for. Live anywhere in the world, and in case of medical emergency you can fly to Switzerland (or USA) and are covered there.
The only problem is, that I have never heard of that company, and I can not find a single review about that company. I would hate to run into a scam where I pay 300/euro a month for years and then suddenly it turns out it's fake.
Does anyone know of other swiss insurances that cover expats? Or is anyone familiar with Swiss Global Insurance?