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Old 18.11.2019, 09:42
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Re: Health insurance, what happens if you get Swiss passport?

As a Swiss citizen, compulsory Swiss health insurance continues to cover you (assuming you pay your premiums) after you leave Switzerland, but only until you become resident in another country.

In theory, living in another country for 6 months or more would qualify you as a resident, and therefore terminate your right to insurance coverage. In practice, you may be able to keep your coverage until you are actually a legal resident registered in another country.

Supplemental health insurance typically expires as soon as you leave Switzerland. The terms and conditions may vary slightly between policies.

Some Swiss health insurance companies offer international health insurance which you can take with you. You can get this whether or not you are a Swiss citizen. The premiums and coverage are similar to what you get with compulsory health insurance. However, because this is a supplementary insurance, insurance companies can turn down your application (if you have a history of illness, for example).

If you need short-term coverage to bridge a gap between leaving Switzerland and settling in another country, compulsory health insurance has you covered. If you need long-term international coverage, check into international health insurance from Swiss (or non-Swiss) insurers.
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