Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Insurance
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08.01.2016, 18:02
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: HERE
Posts: 3
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
mr floyd has no particular reputation at present
Trip Pregnancy insurance - going to the US

Hi All,

I am struggling for a wile to get a answer, you guys are my last hope

My wife is pregnant for 24 weeks already. I am planing a trip to the US for seven day next week. It seems that my basic insurance cannot cover pregnant women. Any complication which could happened to her is not cover by my swiss insurance and I cannot find any company which could help me with this issue in Switzerland. Do you know any company which could provide emergency insurance for pregnant woman?
I have swiss ressedancy Visa and I don't have American citizenship.

Thanks,

Best,
Floyd
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08.01.2016, 20:33
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Misery-Courtion
Posts: 13,483
Groaned at 169 Times in 134 Posts
Thanked 9,620 Times in 5,495 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: Trip Pregnancy insurance - going to the US

Your insurance doesn't cover her anyway, she should have her own policy.

Travel insurance will be your best option. Provided she has a letter from her doctor stating she's okay to travel you should be able to take out a policy to cover her.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08.01.2016, 21:16
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Luzern
Posts: 157
Groaned at 4 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 173 Times in 60 Posts
MarKanLu has earned some respectMarKanLu has earned some respect
Re: Trip Pregnancy insurance - going to the US

I am missing something here: Is your wife resident in Switzerland?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09.01.2016, 22:14
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: HERE
Posts: 3
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
mr floyd has no particular reputation at present
Re: Trip Pregnancy insurance - going to the US

Thanks for your reply,
We have B visa here in switerzland,

My insurance company (mutuel group) refuse to sell us trip insurance, do you know any company in Switzerland which will sell trip insurance for pregnant woman?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09.01.2016, 22:45
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: HERE
Posts: 3
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
mr floyd has no particular reputation at present
Re: Trip Pregnancy insurance - going to the US

We have the same insurance here
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09.01.2016, 22:49
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Misery-Courtion
Posts: 13,483
Groaned at 169 Times in 134 Posts
Thanked 9,620 Times in 5,495 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: Trip Pregnancy insurance - going to the US

Can you not book with the airline you're flying with?

Otherwise try:

https://www.allianz-assistance.ch/co...avel-insurance

https://www.worldnomads.com/
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09.01.2016, 23:42
swisspea's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: From one side of lake Zurich to the other...
Posts: 5,505
Groaned at 33 Times in 22 Posts
Thanked 5,031 Times in 2,431 Posts
swisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Trip Pregnancy insurance - going to the US

My understanding is that Groupe Mutuel don't do travel insurance.

You need a provider like the ones suggested above - Allianz, Zurich Insurance, AXA-Winterthur.

It's a good idea to have travel insurance anyway, for any trips outside Switzerland, and the cost of insuring the whole family and paying each year is usually much better than insuring only when you are actually travelling. (And far better than forgetting to get insurance and then having a problem when outside Switzerland).

We have a policy which was added onto our home/contents insurance with Zurich Insurance. I think the cost to insure our whole family was around 120chf per year. I did need to claim once as my son and I got very ill the day we were supposed to travel with a stomach virus... the claims process was very straightforward and not a problem.

I do not know how they will approach the pregnancy problem, but I travelled at 32 weeks to China from Australia and there was no problem getting travel insurance to cover it...I just needed a form filled out by my doctor to say that I was fit to travel...and maybe it cost a bit more, I'm not sure.

Knowing how expensive health care can be in the USA, I would be very reluctant to travel there without good insurance to cover any possibilities...

The link for Zurich insurance is here:
https://www.zurich.ch/en/private-cus...les-and-travel
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank swisspea for this useful post:
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
Going to CH from the US Luness Introductions 6 12.08.2011 10:43
US is going down the toilett / IMF declares US bancrupt OtherOne International affairs/politics 24 18.08.2010 11:33
Insurance to cover a trip to the War Zone Nyonais Insurance 7 20.06.2010 23:33
Going to the US monstar Permits/visas/government 15 23.08.2009 17:51
Car insurance for trip back to US? lewinp Insurance 11 14.05.2009 17:05


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:34.


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