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Urgent query: Swisscare Exemption and Carte de légitimation

Hi there

I have just arrived in Switzerland and have signed up for Swisscare as I am required to have health insurance.

I am a bit confused as there is an exemption form with a field for residence permit (B, C or L). My understanding is that I will receive a Carte de légitimation as I will be interning with the UN. Should I just write this on the form in place of residence permit?

The exemption form needs to be approved by the canton I am in. My issue is that this card is not issued by the canton authority but the Swiss Government. Will this cause me any problems?

I surely can't be the only person in this situation...

Any responses greatly appreciated!
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Re: Urgent query: Swisscare Exemption and Carte de légitimation

I don't have local health insurance, instead my employer provides US based international health insurance. I send the insurance certificate in and the exemption is approved.

I guess the bottom line is you need health insurance in some shape or form that is approved.
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Re: Urgent query: Swisscare Exemption and Carte de légitimation

Yup, I know I need insurance. The UN body I am working in have said the insurance is fine. It's just I need to get the exemption and I can't find any information regarding this and the Carte de légitimation. In practice I'm hoping they do accept it as I am unpaid with limited funds and Swisscare costs 65 CHF a month as opposed to several hundred a month.

I might need to call Swisscare and ask them.
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Re: Urgent query: Swisscare Exemption and Carte de légitimation

If you're normally resident in the UK and if your internship can be considered study maybe you can apply for a 6 month European Health Insurance Card from the NHS.

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthc...ingabroad.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthc...itzerland.aspx

I'll have a look at my docs and see which org I sent my exemption request to.
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Re: Urgent query: Swisscare Exemption and Carte de légitimation

Yeah, I tried EHIC- only works if you get exactly the same level of cover as Swiss health insurance and British EHIC cards only cover emergencies for stays of under 3 months.

Thanks for your responses, I'll just need to try with the CdL and hope for the best.
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Ask your HR people. They have seen it all before.
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