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Old 07.12.2007, 12:51
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Re: What do I actually do?!

No I am saying, whilst I appreciate that you have a detailed knowledge of insurance matters, I do not believe that you chose to share that with your customers and instead concentrate on the policies which line your pocket.

I am sure that despite the above you are a very helpful and useful source of information to many people on the forum and that is why I say it is not personal. Having said that, you are in the commercial section of the forum and I am sure that if you can get a few people on your books you will ensure yourself a healthy bonus... so its not all crippling charitable work is it?

As far as advice from you, if I have taken it in the past I have no recollection of doing so, but I am grateful. I am also happy to bill you for advice which I have dispensed on the forum, please send me your address.


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So, if I ever give you advice, I'll have to send you a bill then? Is that what you're saying?

That's fine by me
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Old 07.12.2007, 12:57
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Re: What do I actually do?!

Let me just add something to clarify here Jenny.

I am genuinely not meaning to have a go at you, everyone has to earn a living and I am sure you are highly skilled, trained, educated. A hard worker etc etc.

My issue is with the companies and their internal policy.

There are many companies in all sorts of fields that I don't agree with, I just happen to have had a VERY bad experience in your field.
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Old 07.12.2007, 14:26
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There are many companies in all sorts of fields that I don't agree with, I just happen to have had a VERY bad experience in your field.
A lot of people have.....

I even have friends that tell me they've spoke to someone who has recommended such n such a policy etc. and I know that they were either better off before or that they could do better.

It's frustrating - like a lot of peoples jobs - especially when I see other peoples work and see that they're not doing things as well as they could have.

We all get frustrated with insurance issues. People sometimes forget that I too have to pay my expensive health insurance. I'd just rather people don't get caught out with it, that's all.

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P.S. I wasn't having a go either, it was meant to be a joke......
I do know of some companies who do charge their clients as they think that this will give a better image of their competence. It's not always the case.......
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Old 07.12.2007, 15:10
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I do know of some companies who do charge their clients as they think that this will give a better image of their competence. It's not always the case.......

Fair point.
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Hello,

I am looking for insurance advice. Can you recommend an insurance company that will insure a right hand drive car in Switzerland (Zurich)?

Thanks.
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Old 07.03.2008, 17:25
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I am looking for insurance advice. Can you recommend an insurance company that will insure a right hand drive car in Switzerland (Zurich)?

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Old 07.03.2008, 20:19
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Re: Insurance advice offered

Hi everyone

I just wanted to put in a plug for using Jenny's services (no connection other than satisfied customer).

I'm still in the UK (moving next week), but the landlord I'm going to be renting from has insisted that I organise public liability insurance. I thiiiink I could have pushed back and said I'll sort it after we arrive, but wanted to make a good initial impression of being an obliging, law-abiding tenant!

My relo company got a pet insurance company to do me a quote, but it seemed quite high and was for a contract for FIVE YEARS cover. So I contacted Jenny, who did a comparable quote which came out 20% cheaper, and she's been immeasurably patient and helpful with all my tedious newbie questions.

I shall definitely use her to organise my health insurance, too.

Thanks, Jenny!

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Old 08.04.2008, 20:26
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Re: Insurance advice offered

(finally found this thread).

I've met Jenny twice, both times she's been very patient, going through all the details of insurance quotes even though this second time we both knew she'd told me it all before. She helped me understand health insurance in this country (how many of you actually know what your cover includes? ) and gave me lots of advice on all sorts of other stuff without ever expecting a sale. She even pointed me to someone else she thinks can offer something better suited to me rather than sell me what was on the table.

I'll definitely ask Jenny in the future when I need insurance. I actually took a while to research insurance online and on both occasions Jenny got me a better quote than Comparis did, plus I have personal service and I understand what I bought.

And no, she's not bunging me 20chf for saying this... just let me have a go on the TD20 when you buy it
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Re: Insurance advice offered

Jenny,
May I have your phone number...I'm based in Zurich and have insurance questions.

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Re: Insurance advice offered

Hi jenny!
I have been reading a lot of your postings and answers and I would be interested in your advice.
My situation is as follows: my husband is with Nestle, working in Vevey and we move there next week. Through Nestle, I have an appointment with Helsana in 2 weeks' time but obviously would love to sort out health insurance as well as other insurances asap.
We're both pretty healthy apart from the odd colds in the winter but I am hoping to get pregnant again soonish after our settling in Vevey.
We already have a 15-month old baby girl. We're going to live very close to the Riviera Samaritain hospital in Vevey so hopefully I can get to use it for pregnancy / birth with basic coverage only??
Anyway, I would love to get your views on this as well as quotes with various providers, especially if you think helsana is not appropriate.

We're also renting a house in vevey and would be a taker of any advice / recommendations in terms of all the insurance that needs to be taken to cover us (responsabilite civile etc..)


many many thanks in advance,

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Old 01.05.2008, 01:08
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Re: Insurance advice offered

Hi ingridld,

I've just sent you a pm,

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Old 03.06.2008, 00:32
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Re: Insurance advice offered

Great thread!!!

So, hi Jenny, thanx for your advices...
Here's my story... I came to Switzerland for my postgraduate studies, so during my first year here I wasnt obliged to get a health insurance, for the EU one I have was accepted.
After that I worked for 6 months, but from Januarz I have been jobless.
About that time I received a letter from the city of Zurich, concerning my health insurance. As always I sent them my EU card, requesting for it to be accepted.

Just 20 days ago I received a letter, informing me that my request hadn't been accepted and that I should get a swiss health insurance.

My question is, (1) should and can I make this insurance count for the 5 months I had been waiting and was jobless?

(2) I also saw the comparis site, do I want an insurance with low premium? I mean, I do only go to the doctor when I am in Greece and I still have my EU insurance card.
(3) How about Assura? I saw them here.

Thanx!!!!
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Old 07.06.2008, 09:40
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Dear Jenny, I'll contact you since I just moved to Zurich from 1 June. Family will be joining me soon. I work for a Swiss company. Got ur email and will contact u soon. CHeers...
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Old 07.06.2008, 15:25
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No probs

Welcome!

Look forward to hearing from you,

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Hi Jenny, am looking for health insurance broker..perhaps you could contact me many thanks.

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Re: Insurance advice offered

Hi Erica, Welcome to the Forum.
I don't know about the outside world, but as a newcomer to a forum, there is a slightly more polite method of looking for help than asking the expert to send an email without giving any details of what you need.

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I suggest you first read the stuff in Jenny's first post and then perhaps PM her if you really need help. I've removed your email address as that is not permitted on here either.

Hope you find the sort of insurance you are looking for.
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Re: Insurance advice offered

Hi Jenny,

Thanks for all the helpful postings! I have a simple question: do we need both health insurance from the company we work for as well as private policies? In my case, my huband and I both have health insurance from our companies via Helsana and we also each pay about 500 a month to Condcordia for KVG and VVG. My husband set these up for us, I never understand why we need both because when I was in the US, we only need to select a policy offered by our companies...Thanks!!!
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Hi Jenny,

Thanks for all the helpful postings! I have a simple question: do we need both health insurance from the company we work for as well as private policies? In my case, my huband and I both have health insurance from our companies via Helsana and we also each pay about 500 a month to Condcordia for KVG and VVG. My husband set these up for us, I never understand why we need both because when I was in the US, we only need to select a policy offered by our companies...Thanks!!!
No, this is incorrect.

You only need 1 insurance company - whether it be through your company or one you've taken out yourself.

Unlike the US, the health insurance over here has nothing to do with your employer. Not all employers have collective schemes etc.

You should double-check exactly what you're covered for because you can't (by law) have 2 LAMal/KVGs
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Hi Jenny,

Thanks so much for your assistance!
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Re: Insurance advice offered

Hi!

I looked around a bunch and didn't see this situation covered. We have a one year assignment which has about 10 months remaining. The company has provided a furnished apartment. The contents they provided e.g. furniture, beds, appliances are covered by them for theft and presumably fire, water damage, etc. We, of course, have clothing and some electronics, e.g. TV, computer, monitor, laptop, camera, etc.

So what insurance should we be getting? More specifically what amount of insurance? As far as the rental agent goods that should be covered by liability if we or our guests do damage. As far as our "stuff" we need to get household insurance. Here's where the questions lie. Since most of the "stuff" in the apartment is theirs and not ours we should only need to get insurance in the amount of our "stuff", correct? Just for arguments sake say 20,000. However, that's probably going to look low or would this be an acceptable number to put?

Question 2, we're here for 10 months. I'm going to guess that we would minimally need to get a 1 year policy, correct?

Question 3, we might drive a friend's car or scooter occasionally. What should we do here?
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