The role of private insurance is clear: they can only cover treatments that are not necessary from a medical point of view, like convenience care or to see a specialist. All the care at hospitals must be in charge of the basic medical insurance.
Thus, most of the time the choice of the plan will be done directly at the subscription for a medical fund, as you will have to choose your level of franchise, and the level of services in case of hospital care (single room, ...) and additional insurances (dental, opticians,...)
With so much to deal with before leaving your home country, (taxes, moving house, paperwork etc.) the careful planning of your expatriation to Geneva is an essential step. As far as healthcare is concerned, your local social security scheme won’t be accompanying you to your host country and, once abroad, you might be surprised by the care system you find in Switzerland. So, before leaving, make sure you have appropriate cover!
EasyExpat.com works in partnership with APRIL International to provide specific insurance solutions for travelling or staying outside your country of nationality.
Designed for either short or long stays, APRIL International’s insurance policies offer protection against any problems that might arise before departure or during your time in Switzerland: cancelling your trip, medical expenses following an illness or accident, needing to be repatriated, causing damage to a third party or losing your luggage.
For more information on expat health insurance in Switzerland, visit our partner APRIL International