Insurance in Switzerland Everything you need to know about insurance

Third-party liability insurance is generally required before you are able to rent a property. Household contents insurance is highly recommended. Swiss residents normally have both.

Health insurance is a legal requirement. It is important to know that your mandatory health insurance can only be changed once per year. To switch policies you must cancel your existing policy by the last day in November.

Other typical insurance policies are car insurance, breakdown coverage, travel insurance, bicycle insurance, pet insurance, and domestic staff insurance.

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Step By Step: Insurance

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Mandatory health insurance

Hello Switzerland's Step-By-Step guide to understanding the Swiss healthcare insurance system and getting a policy.

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Third party liability & household contents insurance

Step guide to this insurance policy which is almost always required before you are able to rent a house or apartment in Switzerland.

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Other types of insurance

Step guide to car insurance, motorbike insurance, bicycle insurance, pet insurance, travel insurance, home staff insurance...

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