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Health insurance rise in 2018 even higher, according to new calculation

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At the end of September the Swiss government announced an average nationwide health premium rise of 4% in 2018.

This government calculation is rather narrow. It only looks at the price of standard compulsory insurance, including accident cover, for an adult with a CHF 300 deductible. Price comparison site bonus.ch calculates that this policy configuration only applies to 18.3% of residents.

When all available policy variations are included the average rise is 5.1%. Segmentation reveals a 27% slice of the population who should expect a rise more than 10%. Close to 1% will see a rise of more than 20%.

One large group, families, will see their premiums rise an average of 6.1%, more than the 5.1% national average because children’s premiums will rise by more than adult ones in 2018.

 

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The newspaper Le News is a free, quality, local English language newspaper launched on 31 October 2013. Le News fills a gap in local Swiss media for the numerous English-speakers living and visiting Switzerland. In late January 2015 we decided to put our print medium on hold and focus on our digital media presence.
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