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Old 20.09.2016, 17:21
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Re: I am pregnant What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

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Short info after a heated exchange with my insurance today:

Everything related to pregnancy will only be reimbursed till 8 weeks after giving birth. If you have health problems due to the birth that extend that period, you will no longer be reimbursed automatically, but it will be deducted from your franchise.

Same applies to things like blood exams, breast pumps and the like, even if ordered by the doctor - they will cover their part (about 2chf per day on the pump case), but after the 8th week it will be deducted from the franchise instead of being paid out.
Helsana covered the rent for my breast pump even after the 8th week! Actually, they covered it until baby was 16 weeks old (2016). My franchise is 2500CHF, by the way. I probably got lucky...?
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