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Is there actually a chance to exit obligatory health insurance in Switzerland? I am aware that this is associated with risks but I am willing to take the risks.

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Old 23.03.2021, 19:44
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Is there actually a chance to exit obligatory health insurance in Switzerland? I am aware that this is associated with risks but I am willing to take the risks.

Anyone?

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Sahasrara

Yes by we are not will to taking the risk of having to pay for you if it all goes pear shaped. So no under normal circumstances you are required to take out mandatory insurance.
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Old 23.03.2021, 19:48
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Is there actually a chance to exit obligatory health insurance in Switzerland? I am aware that this is associated with risks but I am willing to take the risks.

Anyone?

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As far as I know, you can't cancel unless you deregister and leave the country.
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Old 23.03.2021, 19:49
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As far as I know, you can't cancel unless you deregister and leave the country.
And only after three months.

In the good old days, it wasn't mandatory and I didn't have it for several years.

It only became mandatory in '97 (but I started getting it before then).

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Old 23.03.2021, 19:50
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Student?
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Old 23.03.2021, 21:10
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Re: Health insurance

I think the word "obligatory" sums it up - what is not clear?
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Old 23.03.2021, 21:13
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Is there actually a chance to exit obligatory health insurance in Switzerland? I am aware that this is associated with risks but I am willing to take the risks.

Anyone?

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Sahasrara
It's compulsory, everyone has to have it including babies from the day they're born.
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Is there actually a chance to exit obligatory health insurance in Switzerland? I am aware that this is associated with risks but I am willing to take the risks.

Anyone?

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Which part of Mandatory are you having issues with?
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Old 29.04.2021, 19:11
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Re: Health insurance

You could always leave.
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Old 29.04.2021, 19:41
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Re: Health insurance

The fun thing is that there are legal exceptions like students and people doing apprenticeships. And subsidies from cantons for low income people.

So, mandatory for all people not listed in the exceptions and the ones that can afford it.
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Is there actually a chance to exit obligatory health insurance in Switzerland?
Most definitely yes. Just exit the country for good and insurance will cancel your cover as soon as they hear about it, no fuss about it - it's the law.
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Old 29.04.2021, 21:23
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It's compulsory, everyone has to have it including babies from the day they're born.
Unfortunately.

I miss the days when it was optional.

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Old 29.04.2021, 21:25
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The fun thing is that there are legal exceptions like students and people doing apprenticeships.
Students doing apprenticeships pay, though if over 25 they mainly don't.

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The fun thing is that there are legal exceptions like students and people doing apprenticeships. And subsidies from cantons for low income people.

So, mandatory for all people not listed in the exceptions and the ones that can afford it.
Do you mean that people doing apprenticeships don't have to pay medical insurance premiums? Could you please provide a link?

I hadn't heard that before, and know someone who could really use that kind of relief. What happens, then, if an apprentice needs medical treatment... who covers it?
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Old 30.04.2021, 07:00
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Re: Health insurance

I know a refugee who is on an apprenticeship. He has to have the obligatory health insurance. And the payment comes from his wallet, although he receives a subsidy.

Senior Diplomats; Ambassadors; Senior Consular Officials could be exempt. The very wealthy could possibly buy an exemption, but why would they?

Itís not just the Health Insurance, itís also the accident insurance.
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