Good health insurance is also vital when you’re abroad. While your mandatory basic health insurance covers you for emergency treatment abroad, it only pays up to twice the amount that would be covered for the same treatment in Switzerland. Unfortunately this usually isn’t enough. You can supplement your basic Swiss cover with Travel, the holiday and travel plan from Sanitas health insurance. This also gives you comprehensive cover in the event of an emergency. And remember you can take out Travel supplementary insurance even if you don’t have your basic insurance with Sanitas.
If you have supplementary insurance for outpatient care (Classic, Jump, Family or Easy) and hospital care with Sanitas health insurance, you’re fully covered for emergency treatment abroad and won’t need to take out additional insurance. The same applies if you have Diversa Komfort supplementary insurance from the Wincare product line.