You can always change your franchise as of the start of a calendar year. The following deadlines apply:
Please note that SWICA must have the instructions for reducing the franchise by the last working day before the specified date.
Basic insurance: You can adjust the plan and the franchise every year on 1 January. Please inform us in writing of the change by 30 November.
If you want to change from the STANDARD plan to a SWICA FAVORIT plan or from one FAVORIT plan to another, you can do so during the year with effect from the first day of the following month. A change during the year is possible if you change your place of residence.
Top-up insurance: You can reduce or terminate your insurance at the end of the year, subject to the following notice periods:
An increase or extension of insurance cover is always possible with effect from the start of the following month.
The cover can always be increased with effect from the start of the next month.
A reduction in insurance cover is possible with effect from the end of the year, subject to the following notice periods:
The deadline for submitting notice of a change effective from 1 January of the coming year is 30 November.
The STANDARD basic insurance plan with a franchise of CHF 300 can also be terminated with effect from 30 June, as can the STANDARD basic insurance plan without an annual franchise, subject to receipt of notice by 31 March.
You can adjust your franchise every year with effect from 1 January (see also: How can I increase or reduce my annual franchise?).
If you change your place of residence, a change in the basic insurance plan is possible during the year with effect from the first day of the next month. This applies equally if you change to a FAVORIT plan of SWICA or change from one FAVORIT plan to another.
Please submit your notice of termination by the specified date, together with confirmation of acceptance by your new health insurer. Please note that it is not the stamp date that determines whether your termination is accepted. Notice of termination is only valid if received by SWICA on the last working day before the deadline.
Termination is possible on the condition that no premiums, cost sharing, interest on arrears or debt collection fees for the basic insurance are outstanding.
Top-up insurance may be reduced or terminated with effect from the end of the year, subject to the following notice periods:
The notice must be submitting in writing.