Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Insurance
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 20.11.2015, 11:15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Basel
Posts: 320
Groaned at 28 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 29 Times in 20 Posts
Gaggiol0 is considered unworthyGaggiol0 is considered unworthyGaggiol0 is considered unworthyGaggiol0 is considered unworthy
Health insurance for tourists

My mother in law is visiting me from Mexico, is there a medical insurance to cover her 3 months stay?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 20.11.2015, 11:18
Island Monkey's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wallis
Posts: 3,379
Groaned at 62 Times in 32 Posts
Thanked 2,965 Times in 1,469 Posts
Island Monkey has a reputation beyond reputeIsland Monkey has a reputation beyond reputeIsland Monkey has a reputation beyond reputeIsland Monkey has a reputation beyond reputeIsland Monkey has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Health insurance for tourists

Quote:
View Post
My mother in law is visiting me from Mexico, is there a medical insurance to cover her 3 months stay?
She'll need to purchase travel insurance in Mexico.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 20.11.2015, 11:26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Basel
Posts: 320
Groaned at 28 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 29 Times in 20 Posts
Gaggiol0 is considered unworthyGaggiol0 is considered unworthyGaggiol0 is considered unworthyGaggiol0 is considered unworthy
Re: Health insurance for tourists

Quote:
View Post
She'll need to purchase travel insurance in Mexico.
Sorry but shouldn't she be covered already as a tourist by the Mexican state?
Isn't there an insurance to be made in Switzerland covering that?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 20.11.2015, 11:35
Castro's Avatar
la mod
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Basel-Land of Smiles
Posts: 4,768
Groaned at 91 Times in 73 Posts
Thanked 12,703 Times in 4,142 Posts
Castro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Health insurance for tourists

I used this company to arrange health insurance for my father for a recent trip to North Africa. Although he's a UK resident and probably covered for basic care abroad, I wanted to make sure he had the best possible coverage including medical evacuation due to his faulty ticker.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Castro for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 20.11.2015, 11:38
Island Monkey's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wallis
Posts: 3,379
Groaned at 62 Times in 32 Posts
Thanked 2,965 Times in 1,469 Posts
Island Monkey has a reputation beyond reputeIsland Monkey has a reputation beyond reputeIsland Monkey has a reputation beyond reputeIsland Monkey has a reputation beyond reputeIsland Monkey has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Health insurance for tourists

Quote:
View Post
Sorry but shouldn't she be covered already as a tourist by the Mexican state?
Isn't there an insurance to be made in Switzerland covering that?
You can only buy insurance in the country you are resident in. I wouldn't have thought the Mexican state would cover her treatment abroad and repatriation. She will need to purchase TRAVEL INSURANCE from a Mexican insurance company (or one of the few international ones).

Quote:
View Post
I used this company to arrange health insurance for my father for a recent trip to North Africa. Although he's a UK resident and probably covered for basic care abroad, I wanted to make sure he had the best possible coverage including medical evacuation due to his faulty ticker.
World Nomads also covers most nationalities.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 20.11.2015, 11:45
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Misery-Courtion
Posts: 13,478
Groaned at 169 Times in 134 Posts
Thanked 9,607 Times in 5,489 Posts
Medea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Health insurance for tourists

And make sure is it one that covers the longer stays (up to 180 days). Not all travel insurances do.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 20.11.2015, 12:08
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Basel
Posts: 320
Groaned at 28 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 29 Times in 20 Posts
Gaggiol0 is considered unworthyGaggiol0 is considered unworthyGaggiol0 is considered unworthyGaggiol0 is considered unworthy
Re: Health insurance for tourists

Thanks for the links, I checked the World Insure and World Nomads.
It seems to me that for a basic coverage the cost will be around 100/150 CHF monthly.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 20.11.2015, 15:26
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Zurich
Posts: 40
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Andycb has no particular reputation at present
Re: Health insurance for tourists

Call your Swiss health insurance, normally they have products for visitors covering the who Schengen area, or she can hire a Health Travel Insurance in Mexico herself
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Andycb for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 20.11.2015, 15:32
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Zurich
Posts: 53
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 22 Times in 16 Posts
zurichcouple has become a little unpopular
Re: Health insurance for tourists

SWICA offers this cover too, used it for my in laws when they visited
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank zurichcouple for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 20.11.2015, 15:38
aSwissInTheUS's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Zurich area
Posts: 5,028
Groaned at 40 Times in 38 Posts
Thanked 7,070 Times in 3,215 Posts
aSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Health insurance for tourists

Quote:
View Post
You can only buy insurance in the country you are resident in.
Hogwash.

Many Swiss Health Insurance company offr exactly what was requested:

CSS
https://www.css.ch/de/home/unternehm...es_guests.html
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank aSwissInTheUS for this useful post:
  #11  
Old 20.11.2015, 16:19
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Baden
Posts: 11
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
miavenda has no particular reputation at present
Re: Health insurance for tourists

Quote:
View Post
My mother in law is visiting me from Mexico, is there a medical insurance to cover her 3 months stay?
You can try with this site, I have bought travel insurance up to 3 month whenever i have visitor from abroad

https://www.axa-schengen.com/en?gcli...A&gclsrc=aw.ds

I hope this helps
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Health insurance breached my health confidentiality Switzerland12 Complaints corner 26 19.05.2015 23:46
Swiss insurance provider for health insurance abroad Azztrick Insurance 1 18.02.2013 00:31
health care/ health insurance/customs/American outlining Insurance 5 16.05.2012 11:52
Zurich hospital turns away US health tourists 22 yards Family matters/health 24 12.01.2012 20:17


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:03.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0