Expats must obtain health insurance within the first three months of their arrival in Switzerland. Expats moving to Switzerland need to ensure they are covered by private medical insurance, in order to be covered for all healthcare eventualities.
MediCare International offers cover for expats living and working in Switzerland David Pryor comments, “As Switzerland is part of Europe, many people mistakenly believe that if they are European at least, they will be covered automatically under the European Health Insurance Card scheme, even at a basic level for healthcare. However, it is compulsory for non-citizens of the country to ensure they are covered independently within three months of relocating to the country, as they will be exempt from free healthcare.”
International health insurance: News update: 27 January 2010