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Swisscare - expatriate health insurance

Hello guys,

For the moment i have a swisscare insurance for researchers, and i am very satisfied with it. However, i got a normal job here with a B permit, so i won't be eligible for my current plan anymore.
I've checked their website and they now offer "Expatriate health insurance in Switzerland", which seems to be reasonable. Link: http://www.swisscare-intl.com/swissc...xpatriate.html

Has anyone experience with this plan?


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Re: Swisscare - expatriate health insurance

For those who might be interested, conclusion is that it can be a supplementary insurance, but not the main one. So i will seek a normal health insurance from a swiss company.

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For those who might be interested, conclusion is that it can be a supplementary insurance, but not the main one. So i will seek a normal health insurance from a swiss company.

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Do you mean that is can only be supplementary if you have a B-permit?

It has been my only coverage here for the 2.5 years I have been here, without any issues
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Do you mean that is can only be supplementary if you have a B-permit?

It has been my only coverage here for the 2.5 years I have been here, without any issues
That is what i was told by the phone..
Do you have a B permit and your only insurance is their "expatriate" plan?
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That is what i was told by the phone..
Do you have a B permit and your only insurance is their "expatriate" plan?

I have a swisspass, and the Swisscare student plan I believe.

At first ZH didn't accept it, but just required me to get a form stamped by Swisscare ensuring the mandatory coverage. No issues since.
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I have a swisspass, and the Swisscare student plan I believe.

At first ZH didn't accept it, but just required me to get a form stamped by Swisscare ensuring the mandatory coverage. No issues since.
Well, this is perfectly fine. I used to have their plan for "researchers", and it worked great too.
But if you are going to work in Switzerland, then their plans are not eligible for you as a general insurance. This is what I've understood.
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