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Alternative medicine therapy methods

Outpatient supplementary insurance policies contribute to the costs of alternative medical treatments if they are medically necessary and the therapist and therapy method are recognised by Sympany. This list of alternative therapies will tell you whether your insurance product covers the desired method and how high the contributions are.
 

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Therapy methods recognised by Sympany

Information on the assumption of costs

The number after the desired therapy method indicates the amount reimbursed under your insurance model.

  • Acupressure (1)
  • Acupuncture (1)
  • Acupuncture massage (1)
  • Alexander technique (1)
  • Anmo-tuina/Tuina massage (1)
  • Anthroposophical medicine (1)
  • Art therapy (1)
  • Asian body and energy work (2)
  • Autohaemotherapy/Self-blood therapy (1)
  • Autogenic training (1)
  • Ayurveda massage (1)
  • Ayurveda therapy (1)
  • Baunscheidtism (1)
  • Biodynamics (2)
  • Bio feedback (2)
  • Chinese medication therapy (1)
  • Colon cleansing (1)
  • Compresses/wraps/fango (1)
  • Connective tissue massage (2)
  • Craniosacral therapy (1)
  • Cupping (1)
  • Dance therapy (1)
  • Drama therapy (1)
  • Ear acupuncture (1)
  • Electroacupuncture (1)
  • Electrotherapy (1)
  • Etiopathy (1)
  • Eurythmy therapy (1)
  • Fango/compresses/wraps/ (1)
  • Feldenkrais method (1)
  • Figure play therapy (1)
  • Foot reflex zone message (1)
  • Gestalt therapy (1)
  • Hematogenic oxidation therapy (2)
  • Hippotherapy/Therapeutic riding (2)
  • Homoeopathy (1)
  • Hydrotherapy (1)
  • Intermedial therapy (1)
  • Kinesiology (1)
  • Kneipp therapy (1)
  • Laser acupuncture (1)
  • Leech therapy (1)
  • Manual lymph drainage (1)
  • Massage techniques (1)
  • Medicinal herbs/remedies (prescribed/dispensed by a medical practitioner, naturopath, homoeopath, TCM therapist or Ayurveda therapist) (3)
  • Movement and body therapy (1)
  • Moxibustion (1)
  • Music therapy (1)
  • Neural therapy (2)
  • Nutrition counselling (1)
  • Osteopathy (1)
  • Ozone therapy (2)
  • Painting therapy (1)
  • Phlebotomy (1)
  • Phytotherapy, incl. spagyric (1)
  • Polarity (2)
  • Psycho-zone massage (2)
  • Purging procedure (1)
  • Qi-Gong (1)
  • Reflexology, reflex zone massage (1)
  • Regulation therapy (1)
  • Remedies/medicinal herbs (prescribed/dispensed by a medical practitioner, naturopath, homoeopath, TCM therapist or Ayurveda therapist) (3)
  • Respiration therapy (2)
  • Rhythmic massage (1)
  • Rolfing/Structural integration (2)
  • Self-blood therapy/Autohaemotherapy (1)
  • Shiatsu (1)
  • Spiral dynamics (1)
  • Structural integration/Rolfing (2)
  • Tai-Chi (1)
  • Therapeutic riding/Hippotherapy (2)
  • Therapeutic sculptural design (1)
  • Therapeutic speech formation (1)
  • Tuina massage/Anmo-tuina (1)
  • Wraps/compresses/fango (1)

Information on the assumption of costs

The number after the desired therapy method indicates the amount reimbursed under your insurance model:

  • alternativ kolping: 75% of the costs, max. CHF 7,000.– per calendar year
  • general supplement: max. CHF 70.– per hour, max. CHF 3,000.– per calendar year
  • plus: 50% of the costs, max. CHF 3,000.– per calendar year
  • plus natura: 80% of the costs, max. CHF 6,000.– per calendar year
  • plus kolping: 90% of the costs (max. CHF 150.– per hour), max. CHF 1,200.– per calendar year
  • premium: 50% of the costs, max. CHF 6,000.– per calendar year
  • premium natura: 80% of the costs, max. CHF 10,000.– per calendar year
  • private supplement: max. CHF 100.– per hour, max. CHF 6,000.– per calendar year
  • alternativ kolping: 75% of the costs, max. CHF 7,000.– per calendar year
  • plus natura: 50% of the costs, max. CHF 1,000.– per calendar year
  • plus kolping: 90% of the costs (max. CHF 150.– per hour), max. CHF 1,200.– per calendar year
  • premium natura: 50% of the costs, max. CHF 2,000.– per calendar year
  • private supplement: max. CHF 50.– per hour, max. CHF 1,000.– per calendar year
  • alternativ kolping: 90% of the costs, max. CHF 7,000.– per calendar year
  • general supplement: 90% of the costs, max. CHF 3,000.– per calendar year
  • plus: 80% of the costs, max. CHF 3,000.– per calendar year
  • plus natura: 80% of the costs, max. CHF 6,000.– per calendar year
  • plus kolping: max. CHF 2,000.– per calendar year
  • premium: 80% of the costs, max. CHF 6,000.– per calendar year
  • premium natura: 80% of the costs, max. CHF 10,000.– per calendar year
  • private supplement: 90% of the costs, max. CHF 6,000.– per calendar year

The alternative services are charged at the maximum overall limit for alternative medicine. The total limit for your outpatient supplementary insurance can be found in the General Insurance Provisions (AVB) and the Special Provisions (BB).

The alternative medical treatment of the therapist’s own family members is not insured.

The methods in the list are reviewed annually and may be adapted accordingly.

Information for therapists

Sympany only accepts invoices that are settled with Tariff 590. Please use the standardised invoice form, as Sympany cannot cover any benefits otherwise.

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