Healthcare costs can put a strain on the household budget, particularly for families or single parents with children. Have you ever wondered if you can save money on your health insurance?
There are a number of ways to do so. You just have to find the best solution for you. And it’s not just premiums where you can save money. We offer our customers a host of other benefits and discounts. You’ll find all our money-saving tips here.
Your deductible is the share you pay towards treatment costs. It always applies for a calendar year. If you increase your deductible for basic insurance, you can save up to CHF 1,540 a year. For example, with a deductible of CHF 1,000 you pay the first CHF 1,000 for medical treatment yourself. Important! You should only increase your deductible if you rarely go to the doctor and can pay the full amount if needed.
Good to know: You can change the deductible yourself in the customer portal.
CHF 0 (standard)
Families receive a discount on child premiums for basic insurance.
Supplementary insurance plans
Family supplementary insurance
Every child who has basic insurance plus Family supplementary insurance with Sanitas receives:
When can you exclude accident cover? If you work eight hours or more for the same employer, you are automatically insured against occupational and non-occupational accidents through your employer.
When you buy generics you usually have a
What is a generic?
A generic contains the same active ingredients in the same dosage as the original drug. As the development costs for generics are low, these products are available more cheaply than original drugs. With a few exceptions for medical reasons, original drugs can be substituted for generics.
Find out whether there’s a lower-cost generic available for your drug:
Good to know: The generic drug finder is also available in the Sanitas Portal app. You can download the app free of charge:
Thanks to our partnership with the zur Rose mail order pharmacy, you benefit from numerous discounts. You don’t have to worry about the billing, because zur Rose settles invoices directly with Sanitas.
Moving house is tiring and often very expensive. Our partnership with Movu helps you save money when you move house. Movu requests quotes from removal companies and/or cleaning companies for you, and you choose the best offer. If you take out insurance with Sanitas at the same time, we pay CHF 500 per person towards the invoice.
People who live in modest financial circumstances may be entitled to a premium reduction. Entitlement depends on the total taxable income and total assets. How low your income and assets must be so that you are eligible for a discount varies from canton to canton. In most cantons – but not all – you’ll be contacted directly by the local authority if you are entitled to a premium reduction.
Are you entitled to a premium reduction?
You can check online. The reduction only applies to basic insurance.
Good to know: If you draw a pension or disability benefits and can’t manage on your income, you may be entitled to targeted premium reductions under supplementary benefits.
If you stay abroad for longer than 60 consecutive days or have to do military service, you can suspend your basic insurance. This means your insurance is paused for a specified period and you don’t pay a premium.
You have to do military service?
You can use this template to send in your marching orders. Important: remember to send us your application for suspension at least eight weeks before your military service starts.
Suspend supplementary insurance plans
You can also suspend your supplementary insurance plans and save up to 30% on your premiums. Once you’ve suspended your insurance, you're no longer able to claim benefits.
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Premiums are usually paid monthly. However, you can also pay your premiums for a year or six months in advance. For paying a year in advance you receive a discount of 1% and for six months 0.5%.
Sanitas offers group insurance plans for companies, associations and clubs. Customers insured under group plans benefit from premium discounts on our supplementary insurance plans. Ask your employer, association or sports club if they have a partnership with Sanitas. If they do, you and your family are entitled to group health insurance with a discount on your premiums.