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Extend deadline for choosing a health insurance (fronatlier)

Hello all,

My question in a nutshell: Is it possible to extend the 3 month deadline to select a health insurance provider (Geneva)?

I am an EU citizen, moved to the Geneva area and got an internship fairly recently. Applied for and got a fronatlier permit as I was looking for (and now have) housing on the French side. As such, I also have to make the choice between the Swiss and the French health insurance scheme. Regardless of which system I choose, I have to have my document signed by the French health insurance office (CPAM). Herein lies the issue.

I have not yet gotten back my document (signed) from CPAM. I have checked with them and it could take more than 6 weeks and they could not give me any better indication. And today is my last day to declare which system I wish to belong to, if not I will automatically belong to the Swiss system and a health insurance plan will be assigned to me automatically.

I have tried to contact the Geneva health insurance office (SAM) but have not been able to get through on the phone and was turned away when I tried to visit. Finally emailed them and received an automatic reply which included that it might take them some time to get back to me.

So, I of course understand no one here might be able to give me a certain answer as only SAM can do that, but does anyone here have any experience with or heard of someone getting their deadline extended beyond 3 months?

Many thanks!
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Old 28.11.2018, 19:04
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Re: Extend deadline for choosing a health insurance (fronatlier)

Iím in Kanton Zug, not Geneva, but I simply wrote an email to the official named on the reminder letter, and she immediately responded extending deadline by a month.
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