It's time again to compare health insurance plans to see if we'll switch or not this year to maximize our frugal spending.
And this year, I finally remembered to use the best health insurance comparison tool in Switzerland on the official website of the Swiss Confederation "Priminfo" (and not Comparis or anything else that puts sponsored items in between results that you can quickly get screwed over).
Reminder health insurance choice of the MP family until 2022
Readers who have been following the blog for a long time know that we have been with Assura for several years now.
This was the most frugal option we could find with our search criteria, namely:
- Mr MP and Mrs MP: deductible of CHF 2'500, Pharmed model (to be able to choose our family doctor and not have him imposed on us)
- Children MP: deductible of CHF 0, Pharmed model also
Until now, we paid the following monthly health insurance premiums with Assura:
- Mr MP: CHF 273.65
- Mrs MP: CHF 273.65
- Kid MP 1: CHF 95.25
- Kid MP 2: CHF 95.25
- Total health insurance until 2022: CHF 737.80/month
Using health insurance comparison tool priminfo
So I went to enter my info and that of Mrs. MP and the kids on the official federal "Priminfo" website to compare health insurance premiums:
Verdict health insurance choice 2023 MP family
The result of the comparison is clear: KPT is the most frugal insurance for the MP family.
That's what we're talking about in numbers, monthly:
- Assura MP family 2023: CHF 789.20
- KPT MP family 2023: CHF 716.60
- Difference = CHF 72.60 in favor of KPT (= 789.20 — 716.60)
First of all, the funniest thing: we are going to have a decrease in health insurance premiums in 2023 for MPs :D
Then, we are talking about a potential annual savings of CHF 871.20 (= 72.60 x 12).
All this for the small effort of sending a registered letter to cancel my Assura health insurance, and filling out a small form to take out our health insurance with KPT for 2023!
Knowing that this change took me about 1h15 to do everything, that's for a crazy return!
Account creation at KPT
If you also decide to take out your KVG/LAMal health insurance with KPT, I've made a few screenshots of their registration process (pretty well done):
And the last step:
Sample letter to cancel KVG/LAMal health insurance
If you also want to cancel your KVG/LAMal health insurance (no matter if Assura or other), here is a standard insurance letter that you just have to fill in, sign and send by registered mail to your health insurance before 30.11.2022:
It feels weird to go through all these health insurance changes again... I'm borderline happy because I feel like I'm back in 2013 when I was optimizing all my contracts to become the Mustachian that I am today :)
Anyway, I'll give you my opinion on KPT when I have all my access.
And concerning Assura, even if I cancel with them, I can confirm that it is only for a question of health insurance premium because it has always gone well and I have always been very satisfied.
And you, are cancelling your KVG/LAMal health insurance this year? If so, who are you going with? And also, do you have any opinion about KPT?