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Swiss insurance with direct payment (without reimbursement procedures)

Hi there,

Perhaps this has been asked before, so please excuse the repeated question.

I was curious as to if all mandatory health insurance companies all work on the reimbursement model? (i.e. pay first, then submit for reimbursement) If there is an insurance company that has more of a German style (i.e. pay with the insurance card), I would love to know!

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Old 07.09.2020, 22:28
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Hi there,

Perhaps this has been asked before, so please excuse the repeated question.

I was curious as to if all mandatory health insurance companies all work on the reimbursement model? (i.e. pay first, then submit for reimbursement) If there is an insurance company that has more of a German style (i.e. pay with the insurance card), I would love to know!

Thanks!!
You do not pay with your insurance card in Germany 😀 you just have the bill sent directly to your insurer and yes, lots of health insurances here have that as well. It also depends on your GP
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You do not pay with your insurance card in Germany 😀 you just have the bill sent directly to your insurer and yes, lots of health insurances here have that as well. It also depends on your GP
Yes, that's what I meant - I preferred to just give my insurance card in Germany.


Which health insurance companies would you recommend?
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Re: Swiss insurance with direct payment (without reimbursement procedures)

I don't think it's health insurance dependant, rather doctor practice dependant. Some do it and some do not.
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I don't think it's health insurance dependant, rather doctor practice dependant. Some do it and some do not.
Not really. We're with CSS and initially when we joined back in 1998 they did it so we paid the invoice ourselves and then sent the invoice/payment details to them for reimbursement. A few years later they switched over to everyone sending them the invoices direct and we then just get CSS invoices for whatever bits we need to pay from our franchise/part quote.
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I don't think it's health insurance dependant, rather doctor practice dependant. Some do it and some do not.
It is dependant on both.

There are some insurers where you always have to pay yourself and claim it back (assura being one of them, canít remember the others) but most of them are not like that.
Hospitalisation is always billed directly to the insurer and some doctors do it too but not all of them.
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