As of 1 January 2019, the protect kolping insurance scheme will be known as protect. All protect kolping customers will automatically be switched over to protect in a seamless transition to even better insurance cover.
The product name will be shorter, but the list of benefits will be longer. What does this actually mean?
protect kolping was an insurance scheme purely for the protection of patient rights. It only came into effect in cases of medical malpractice.
The new protect insurance product goes much further than this. It provides financial and legal support worldwide for all legal disputes in connection with a health problem. For example:
Coop Rechtsschutz AG is the insurance company responsible for the protect health rights protection insurance. A specialist in liability cases and disputes under insurance law, it has been serving as a partner for Sympany for many years.
The Swiss consumer portal K-Tipp regularly rates Coop Rechtsschutz AG as the best provider of legal expenses insurance in Switzerland – in terms of both service and speed. All Sympany protect customers will be able to benefit from this from 2019 onwards. Anyone else living in the same household as the main policyholder or head of the family will also be covered free of charge.
protect kolping only covered legal disputes arising from medical malpractice (patient rights protection insurance).
protect covers all legal disputes in connection with a health problem. It provides insurance for the protection of health rights, with worldwide coverage.
protect kolping will no longer be available after 31 December 2018. By automatically switching customers over to protect, we are making sure that there are no gaps in their insurance cover.
protect kolping customers received a bundle discount when they took out various other insurance policies at the same time. This bundle discount does not apply for protect.
The monthly premium for protect is CHF 1.50 (protect kolping: CHF 1.00). In return, policyholders will benefit from significantly better insurance cover.
With protect, only the main policyholder or head of the family has to pay a premium. Affiliated partners or family members are covered free of charge and enjoy the same benefits.
protect only appears on the policy of the main policyholder or head of the family. Affiliated partners or family members are covered free of charge and enjoy the same benefits.