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Information from ÖKK

You have already received your 2019 policy. There was some information, which for reasons of space, was not included in the paper copy, and you can find out more about this here. The changes to the ÖKK General Insurance Conditions can be found here: GIC 2019

 

Do you have any questions about the following information or your premiums for 2019? Then please do not hesitate to get in touch with your contact at your agency. We look forward to hearing from you. 

 

Premium adjustments for 2019

Basic insurance


When it comes to setting the level of your premiums, it is not only changes in healthcare costs that count; your premiums are also adjusted if you move to a different premium region or enter a new tariff age group. As of 1 January 2019, customers born in 2000 and 1993 will be allocated into a new tariff age group (also refer to the sections “Reaching adulthood” and “Youth premium”).

 

The Swiss government imposes environmental taxes and duties on polluting substances. This money is returned to the general public via health insurers. In 2019, you will receive CHF 6.40 per month from the environmental levy. The amount is listed on your policy.

Supplementary insurance 

Premiums will remain unchanged. They will only change if you enter a new tariff age group. 

 

Tips and information on all phases of life

School leavers

If you son/daughter is embarking upon an apprenticeship, they will have accident insurance via their employer. If this is the case this year, you will already have received some information on this from us. Did you not receive this? No problem! You can let us know about any changes to their accident cover: Exclude accident insurance.

Reaching adulthood

When children turn 18, their insurance also changes: their child's deductible changes to an adult's deductible as of 1 January. This change is carried out automatically. You can see the new deductible on the policy. Read here what a deductible actually is. You can save on premiums by changing the deductible: check now

Youth premium

Young adults aged between 19 and 25 are often still in education and therefore still financially dependent on their parents. Going forward, young adults will pay a reduced premium. The premium discount of 20% is already included in your basic insurance premium.

Do you have any questions about your insurance cover or on how to make sure you are properly insured? Then please make an appointment with one of our advisors.

Maternity

Don't forget to insure your unborn child in good time. If you sign up before their birth, ÖKK guarantees that your baby will be unconditionally accepted. A summary of all the relevant information on maternity can be found here: maternity

Will you continue to work after the birth? If you work less than eight hours per week for a single employer, are a housewife/husband, or are self-employed, you must include accident cover in your basic insurance: Include accident insurance.

Getting ready for retirement

It’s always nice to have something to look forward to. So make sure you have done everything so that you can enjoy your well-earned retirement. You can take out supplementary insurance until you are 60 years old. So arrange a consultation now so that you have the perfect level of insurance cover once you are retired.

Are you already retired? Don’t forget to once again include accident cover in your basic insurance. Include accident insurance.