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Old 24.09.2007, 03:41
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Is this true?

hi,
i was just over at www.ch.ch and found out something interesting about insurance here.....
http://http://www.ch.ch/schweiz/0015...x.html?lang=en

"Health guide Healthcare in Switzerland

Every person living in Switzerland is obliged to take out health insurance. In accordance with the law, health insurance companies may not refuse anyone applying for basic health insurance. This also applies to persons without a residence permit. "

does anyone know if the part i highlighted is true?
my swiss husband says no.
does anyone have any experience obtaining insurance w/o a permit?
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Re: Is this true?

sorry that link doesn't seem to work. the info is posted here under health guide.

http://www.ch.ch/schweiz/00157/00175/index.html?lang=en
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Re: Is this true?

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hi,
i was just over at www.ch.ch and found out something interesting about insurance here.....
http://http://www.ch.ch/schweiz/0015...x.html?lang=en

"Health guide – Healthcare in Switzerland

Every person living in Switzerland is obliged to take out health insurance. In accordance with the law, health insurance companies may not refuse anyone applying for basic health insurance. This also applies to persons without a residence permit. "

does anyone know if the part i highlighted is true?
my swiss husband says no.
does anyone have any experience obtaining insurance w/o a permit?
Yes it indeed is true.

In reality however, this only applies to special situations. Someone who is just visiting does not require this as it only comes into force as a requirement after 3 months - for the insurance companies however it is upon request ie day 1.

Note it is not saying that everyone in Switzerland must immediately take out health insurance!!
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