Your insurance card gives you quick and direct access to many valuable SWICA services:
Emergency medical data can be stored on the card. This can include: transplant data, allergies, medication, vaccinations, blood group, information about the insured person’s living will, organ donor card and details of personal and medical contacts. This emergency medical data can only be read and written by authorised service providers with their own electronic ID – and only at the request of the insured person. SWICA has no access to the emergency medical data.
However, this service is not currently offered by a large number of providers. To find out more, insured persons should contact the institutions in question directly.
For the time being it makes good sense to have a reference to the ruling or even a hard copy of the ruling with you, because there is no guarantee that the doctor will be able to access the data on the card. This is sure to change in the future when this form becomes more widespread.
PUK (Personal Unblocking Key)
The PUK is required whenever data needs to be protected using a PIN. Please store your PUK securely. The eight-digit PUK will be sent to you along with the card and is printed on the card holder below the card. Each family member has his/her own PUK. SWICA does not know the PUK.
Who do I ask if I have questions about my insurance card or cover?
If you have any questions about your cover or insurance card, please contact Customer Service 24/7 or your personal customer adviser. For any health-related issues, please contact santé24.
What data is saved on the microchip?
In accordance with the provisions of the Swiss Federal Office for Public Health (FOPH), the microchip contains the same administrative data that is printed on the insurance card. Depending on the scope of insurance, you can therefore obtain medication at a pharmacy without having to pay for it directly.
I already have a SWICA Insurance Card and have just been sent a new one. Do I still need the old one?
No. Either the old card was valid only for a limited time, or your cover has changed in such a way that a new card had to be issued. Please destroy the old card.
What do I need to do if the Insurance Card is lost?
Please contact SWICA Client Services. You will find the address of your personal Client Services office on insurance documents such as your policy, premium invoice, benefit statement, etc. Or you can order a new card.