It’s that time of the year again. Once a year every insured person has the right to change the provider of his or her basic compulsory Swiss health insurance. For most people changing is only possible if you cancel your existing policy by 30 November. This date is approaching. Deadline for annual changes is 30 […]
Question of the week: should everyone pay for costly individual choices?
Before it becomes an addiction, smoking is a choice. Smoking costs Switzerland around CHF 10 billion a year. Tobacco taxes, which raise around CHF 2 billion a year are used to pay disability welfare. The annual healthcare costs related to tobacco in Switzerland are around CHF 1.7 billion, more than CHF 200 per resident. However, […]
Who is Swiss Nova Insurance?
If you have received this flyer (shown below) in the post you might be asking: who is Swiss Nova Insurance? After searching the Swiss federal government website priminfo.ch and finding no insurance provider with this name the Le News team was wondering too, so we called the company on the mobile number listed on the brochure, and […]
15 things you should know about Swiss health insurance
It’s health insurance season. Average premiums are increasing in 2018. Compulsory basic Swiss health insurance can generally only be changed once a year. To change you must notify your current provider by 30 November. This article explains the basics of Swiss health insurance. 1. How does Swiss healthcare work? Basic health insurance is compulsory in Switzerland […]