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Telephone calls for health insurance

Hello,

like every year, i receive almost every day telephone calls to convince me to change my insurance provider.
I changed only once in the past and always picked the cheapest, and decent one I could find on comparis.
In my case (30year healthy guy), it was assura for the last years. I usually refuse those calls but this time i took it and told the guy i was paying 190fr / month (which is wrong, i checked it's around 250 next year) for 2500 franchise and standard model.
This guy told me I could get another provider + supplementary insurance for less than that. They dont want to send documentation but just take appointments in person. Is this a scam ? I was always told that the best offers are found with comparis (which I understand is private and has to make money somehow, has competitors, and probably does not show all providers).
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Old 23.11.2017, 19:59
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Re: Telephone calls for health insurance

The guys from "Gesundheitsdienst Schweiz"? Suckers, Scammer, Cheats and total Frauds. Dishonest from the beginning to the very end.

They will sign you up for costly supplementary insurance. No money can be made with offering and signing people up for the compulsory part.

ALL providers and premiums for the compulsory part can be found at the official government website: https://www.priminfo.admin.ch/de/praemien

PS: I do not care about beeing sued for libel or any other repercussion. The company officially does not exists https://www.zefix.admin.ch
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Re: Telephone calls for health insurance

Just disconnect the talk when you find out it is an insurance, they never call you for your interests, but strictly for their own.
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Re: Telephone calls for health insurance

I would like to know how they got my wife's mobile number ?
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I would like to know how they got my wife's mobile number ?
Option 1) War Dialing.
Option 2) The data got "stolen" from her current insurance provider.

Question,what is her current provider?
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Old 14.12.2017, 20:42
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Re: Telephone calls for health insurance

Had that as well. My cell phone number is unlisted so either a good guess or someone at the current insurance leaked it.

Just hung up and blocked that number
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Old 14.12.2017, 21:29
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Re: Telephone calls for health insurance

I have a contact in my address book called "Call Center" .. Calls from it are blocked.

Anytime I receive a call from a number I don't recognise I ignore it and then check it on tel.search.ch or google it.. Most times it's listed as a call centre or a spammer..

So you guessed it, I add the number to the blocked contact called "call centre". I've never actually spoken to any of them.
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Re: Telephone calls for health insurance

I just dont answer any calls that aren't from contacts. If its a genuine caller they'll leave a voucemail.
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So you guessed it, I add the number to the blocked contact called "call centre". I've never actually spoken to any of them.
Is there any way these people can be stopped? I wonder if reporting these number(s) to the police would produce anything? Are they not breaking some law? I get called every now and then from a non-existing "Zurich's info centre" even if I keep adding the numbers to the ignore list. Every time I ask them (first politely and then less so) to remove my number from their record and all they can say is "I will leave a note", so annoying...
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Just tell them you got aids and are on Chf 3k/month of anti-viral drugs, usually works
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Just tell them you got aids and are on Chf 3k/month of anti-viral drugs, usually works
... and you are pregnant and have have prostate cancer
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Re: Telephone calls for health insurance

I get a call from them every month or 2, as soon as I hear "health insurance" in whatever language I just say "No!" and hang up. I then add their number to a contact called "Insurance Scam" so I know not to answer it. (I also add all the Expat financial advice numbers in there)
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Re: Telephone calls for health insurance

I always tell them that my employer pays my health insurance premium so i am not interested in changing the provider. It works and i noticed that the calls became less and less. It's true in my case, but anybody could use this excuse.
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Is there any way these people can be stopped? I wonder if reporting these number(s) to the police would produce anything? Are they not breaking some law? I get called every now and then from a non-existing "Zurich's info centre" even if I keep adding the numbers to the ignore list. Every time I ask them (first politely and then less so) to remove my number from their record and all they can say is "I will leave a note", so annoying...
At one time, if you put the number into whitepages.ch, and they considered it to be a spam number, they offered a form that you could fill in to gather evidence to present to the Bundesrat or something, to press for a change in the law.
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Old 31.01.2019, 22:18
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I always tell them that my employer pays my health insurance premium so i am not interested in changing the provider. It works and i noticed that the calls became less and less. It's true in my case, but anybody could use this excuse.
So do i! Same with phone, internet... anything really
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I always tell them that my employer pays my health insurance premium so i am not interested in changing the provider. It works and i noticed that the calls became less and less. It's true in my case, but anybody could use this excuse.
Ooh! Thatís a top tip. Iím giving that a go next time they call, too!
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Old 01.02.2019, 08:43
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Re: Telephone calls for health insurance

Lately it is kind of amusing. When they call me (on the handy, which is a no. I keep rather private) the first thing I say very firmly is "where did you get this number?" And boom, they hang up!
Makes me laugh every time. When did life get so easy again?
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I have a contact in my address book called "Call Center" .. Calls from it are blocked.

Anytime I receive a call from a number I don't recognise I ignore it and then check it on tel.search.ch or google it.. Most times it's listed as a call centre or a spammer..

So you guessed it, I add the number to the blocked contact called "call centre". I've never actually spoken to any of them.
Why so complicated? On android at least simply long press on the number then block. Done.
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Ooh! Thatís a top tip. Iím giving that a go next time they call, too!
WTF?? This morning I've had FIFTEEN calls about health insurance. About half of them were just dead air when I answered the phone. The last one I just bellowed down the phone "leave me alone!!" well, the Anglo-Saxon version of it (I'm not proud of myself ).

I'm normally scrupulous at giving my mobile number out but they seem to have got hold of it somehow.

I've blocked every number as it came up but it's like whack-a-mole...
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Old 12.02.2019, 12:33
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WTF?? This morning I've had FIFTEEN calls about health insurance. About half of them were just dead air when I answered the phone. The last one I just bellowed down the phone "leave me alone!!" well, the Anglo-Saxon version of it (I'm not proud of myself ).

I'm normally scrupulous at giving my mobile number out but they seem to have got hold of it somehow.

I've blocked every number as it came up but it's like whack-a-mole...
They were probably speechless when they realized they are two months late with their call.
Who changes health insurance in Ferbruary?!
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