Accident and Health Insurance Information
Accident and Health Insurance for Boarding Students
All boarding students at TASIS have mandatory Swiss accident and health insurance coverage. The premiums for this insurance are included in the school fees. This policy starts on the first day of the Academic Year and terminates on the last day of the Academic Year. The policy guarantees basic medical care for accident and health in Switzerland, and emergency care outside of Switzerland up to double the cost of the equivalent care in Switzerland.
This policy does NOT cover:
- first-class hospital rooms (standard room care is excellent in Switzerland)
- continuing medical treatment outside of Switzerland
- treatment after the student has left TASIS or during the summer months
- repatriation to the student’s home residence
- costs for eye doctors
- medicines from the School Nurse
- day student care
There is a mandatory deductible of CHF 600 per student per calendar year. The first year a student attends TASIS, a deductible of CHF 600 will be charged for the period of September to December. Another deductible of CHF 600 will be charged in January for that calendar year. (If the student is over 18 years of age, this deductible increases to CHF 2,500 per calendar year.)
TASIS is not liable or responsible for any medical costs that are not covered by the Swiss insurance. Therefore, TASIS strongly recommends that your parents also provide you with international, comprehensive accident and medical insurance coverage, including repatriation, for the duration of the Academic Year.
Doctors and hospitals mainly send their bills directly to the Swiss Health Insurance Company. In order to avoid delays, TASIS pays all bills directly to the Insurance Company. We then bill parents for these medical costs, attaching a copy of the Insurance Statement. Parents need to pay TASIS for these costs. Any reimbursement will be credited to the student account.
Any boarding students already covered by a Swiss Health Insurance must provide a copy of their insurance certificate, which should be sent to the TASIS Business Office, Attn. Giulia Giobbio.
Accident and Health Insurance for Day Students
Day students are not covered by the TASIS Accident and Health Insurance.
Day students living in Switzerland must provide a copy of their Swiss health insurance certificate and liability insurance (Responsabilita’ Civile). Day students living in Italy must provide the form showing their entitlement to medical assistance abroad, which can be obtained from the Italian Office of Public Health (ASL). Should the occasion arise of a day student being a resident in any other country, each case will be considered separately.
Any of the above certificates of insurance should be sent to the Business Office, Attn. Giulia Giobbio.
If you have any questions regarding Accident and Health insurance or liability insurance, please contact Ms. Giulia Giobbio, TASIS Business Office, at +41 91 960 5311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.