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Mystery insurance card

Hi... couple of weeks ago i found a helsana insurance card in my mailbox with my details written correct on the card... for which i havent applied for...

I already have a health insurance card of some other company but suddenly i have been mailed this... i tried to check on helsana site its all in german so couldnt make out nything...

Does helsana send cards like this or should i have to call those ppl and enquire???
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Old 19.01.2007, 15:58
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Re: Mystery insurance card

That sounds very strange. Definitely call and ask, since they are big, you might be able to get someone to speak English too.
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Old 19.01.2007, 16:16
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Re: Mystery insurance card

You mean it was just lying there - or it came in an envelope? Is it credit card sized with a pretty picture on it and an account number and name? If so it what Helsana issues to its customers.

It is possible they or the Post muddled you up with another kkrish - a common enough name hereabouts...
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Re: Mystery insurance card

It came in an envelope and its jus like a credit card(size wise and also has a magnetic strip on it) it has my last and my first name printed correctly and also my date of birth... but with no foto...
May be i won some lucky draw or something

initially i thought it might be some kind of advertising i have call them up and find out i guess...
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Re: Mystery insurance card

If you don't demonstrate that you have health insurance within three months of arriving in Switzerland, the authorities select a company to open one for you. That isn't the cheapest. By coincidence the company they chose when it happened to me was Helsana ...so.....?

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Hi... couple of weeks ago i found a helsana insurance card in my mailbox with my details written correct on the card... for which i havent applied for...

I already have a health insurance card of some other company but suddenly i have been mailed this... i tried to check on helsana site its all in german so couldnt make out nything...

Does helsana send cards like this or should i have to call those ppl and enquire???
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Re: Mystery insurance card

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If you don't demonstrate that you have health insurance within three months of arriving in Switzerland, the authorities select a company to open one for you.
well i already have a insurance card and to whom shd i demonstrate it to??? shd i go and inform in kreisburo that i already took a insurance card???
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Re: Mystery insurance card

how long have you been here?
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Old 19.01.2007, 19:51
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Re: Mystery insurance card

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Hi... couple of weeks ago i found a helsana insurance card in my mailbox with my details written correct on the card... for which i havent applied for...

I already have a health insurance card of some other company but suddenly i have been mailed this... i tried to check on helsana site its all in german so couldnt make out nything...

Does helsana send cards like this or should i have to call those ppl and enquire???
Is it possible that it is for your accident insurance at work. I have a card for my health insurance and one from Helsana for my employer's accident insurance.....
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