As you will see on our Healthcare in Switzerland page, expats will need to organise their own health insurance within three months of arriving – so research and preparation are important if they aren’t familiar with the process.
The government determines which treatments private providers should cover in their basic health insurance packages. This includes most medical treatment and hospitalisation costs, but dentistry and supplementary costs like private rooms aren’t covered. Expats interested in these extras will need to look at more comprehensive packages.
Insurance premiums are based on where someone stays, rather than their individual income, so they vary immensely.
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