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Old 27.01.2008, 17:21
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Re: Postdoc tax question


Just a reply to a note I saw on Insurance. I am from the UK and working in Lausanne. I took up the swisscare insurance and I have had to use it unfortunately.

1, Signing up is real easy
2, its cheap
3, bear in mind that it doesnt cover any pre existing ailments.

4, You send medical bills from the doc and chemist direct to Paris where they are dealt with. However, they say that them will reeimburse you within 30 days. I have waited over 2 months with the hospital breathing down my neck. I have worked with french companies before and this one is no different, unreliable disorganised and many times rude.

If you have money to keep phoning them up and send all your bills recorded delivery then go with them... but i would choose someone else now.

With respect to living standards here, I was paid 38G in the UK and my life is much better here. I have saved more and quality is much better.

Enjoy yourself
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