Insurance is merely one detail of your entire journey to Switzerland and it's one of the most complex topics to consider. The insurances you take out when you arrive in Switzerland will impact you for the following year, so make sure you do it right.
Helvetia, a top Swiss insurer, is here to help you find out what you need to know and do.
Who benefits most from Helvetia's Just Landed consultation?
If you're a foreigner thinking about moving to Switzerland, if you've "just landed" in Switzerland, or if you've been here for up to six months, then this is for you.
Why should you book this free Just Landed consultation?
Well, it's a free consultation with an insurance expert specialised in the needs of international professionals in Switzerland.
Also, a pre-arrival consultation can definitely take some of the logistical stress away. You'll find out well in advance everything you need to know about topics like pregnancy, which insurance is compulsory or priority, and if insurance from your home country applies.
All this helps you get things done quicker when you arrive, and of course, the more you know before you arrive, the easier and faster everything will be on arrival.
What do you get from this free consultation exactly?
During your consultation, you can choose to discuss the topics that interest you and your family the most. It definitely helps to also discuss the following topics, which are recommended by Helvetia:
Get your insurance priorities straight and get a crystal-clear view of which insurances are necessary for you and your family (and by when)
Receive consultation on mandatory and supplementary health insurance. Helvetia is a health insurance broker and is able to provide quotes from several health insurance companies.
Receive consultation on personal insurance products such as private liability, household insurance, car insurance.
Receive consultation on special cases such as pre-existing health conditions, pregnancy, etc.
Clarify what happens if you already own insurance in your home country
Optionally, in addition to the key topics above, if you want to sink your teeth a little more in the Swiss insurance landscape, you might consider including the following:
Get a high-level overview of the Swiss Pension and Social Security System, including 3rd pillar pension system, savings, and survivor income protection.
Get a high-level explanation of how mortgages work in Switzerland.
At your request, your Helvetia adviser will also provide you with quotes for ALL insurance types you need.Schedule my free consultation
«I used to be an expat myself, having lived in the UK for many years, the expat life is extremely familiar to me. The Expat Services team counts more than 30 insurance professionals, all proficient in English and all specialized on the insurance needs of international professionals and their families in Switzerland.»
Head of Helvetia Expat Services in Switzerland
Find out more about Helvetia
Helvetia is Hello Switzerland's partner of choice for all insurance related topics.
A top Swiss insurer, Helvetia was established in 1858 and now counts 80 agencies throughout Switzerland. At present, Helvetia provides reliable coverage for nearly 1.3 million residents in Switzerland.
Helvetia's expert advisers deal with international people on a regular basis and are uniquely specialized on advising newcomers and handling the intricacies of their relocation timelines.
You will appreciate their personal touch and high level of experience in dealing with the most common issues that international residents encounter in Switzerland.
Your benefits when you choose Helvetia
In-depth knowledge of expat needs
Book through Hello Switzerland to reach Helvetia insurance advisers who are English-speaking and perfectly understand the complex situation of internationally mobile professionals.
Official documents in English
All insurance documents are available in English, so no worries if you don't speak the local Swiss language.
All insurances in one place
Helvetia provides consultancy on ALL insurance types. While some insurers specialise only on health insurance and others on other types of insurances, Helvetia will provide consultancy and quotes for all insurance types.
Direct line to your Helvetia adviser
At Helvetia you are assigned a personal adviser available to you, when you need it. No need to wait in the line at a call centre. Your adviser knows your personal history and is able to consult on what changes are more beneficial to you as your situation changes.
Excellent claims service
Helvetia is well-known in Switzerland for their ultra fast claim response. Most claims are usually covered within 48 hours, which can be a great relief if you are in a tricky situation or far from home.
Last-but-not-least, some important details to help you plan better
How long does the consultation take?
Helvetia advisers suggest you should reserve around 1 hour for this consultation. Depending on your questions and needs, however, it can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes.
Take your time. Insurance is an important topic and it's best to clarify everything from the start.
Where will the meeting take place?
You can meet your Helvetia adviser wherever it suits you. You can talk on the phone, arrange a video call or meet at your office. You're also welcome to come to your local Helvetia office - rest assured, COVID safety processes are in place.
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Is this consultation not the right thing for you? No worries, we have you covered.
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What Helvetia customers say
''When we moved to Switzerland there were many options for insurances, but the support we received from Andreas at Helvetia was excellent. He was friendly and prompt with the added bonus of speaking great English. We have recommended Helvetia to others and will continue to do so. Great job!'' (Matt & Michele)
''I started work in Switzerland in 2016 and booked all insurances from Helvetia shortly after my arrival. My adviser was great, very fast to respond, very accurate and professional. I also got to test the way Helvetia handles claims - it was all seamless, easy and stress free. Helvetia is really the best insurance provider I could wish for.'' (Clive)