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Coronavirus – News Archive

Things are getting started again!

Helvetia will be with customers every step of the way as they emerge from this extraordinary situation and wishes everyone a great return to work!

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Three questions for Florence Koehn, Board Member of Swiss-Ski

In such situations it is important to feel that everything is in order and that the team holds together.

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Protective masks for SMEs – a small contribution from Helvetia

Many companies rely on protective masks to do their work. In order to support customers in complying with these requirements, the Helvetia general agencies have provided many small companies with protective masks.

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Compromise for gastronomy companies

Helvetia is offering Swiss gastronomy companies with a pandemic exclusion in their epidemic insurance a settlement solution, creating security for everyone involved.

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«Important: cultivate customer contacts»

Deborah Wüthrich is a customer advisor in the field service in Solothurn and had around three meetings a day before the drastic coronavirus restrictions were imposed.

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Three questions for Désirée Steiner, cross-country skiing

Our season ended early so we weren’t able to run the last races. This was a great pity, as we were working towards exactly these moments.

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Additional apprenticeships at Helvetia

Helvetia wants to play a role in ensuring that young people have promising job prospects and that there are enough skilled workers in the post-corona era.

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Three questions for Luca Aerni, ski racer

We were in the middle of preparations for the Kranjska Gora race when suddenly everything was pulled back from one day to the next.

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Costs covered: Quickly and simply

Renata and Hanspeter H. had to interrupt their eight-week journey through the Philippines. Helvetia covered the additional costs.

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Carlo Conti, President of the Organising Committee of the Swiss Federal Yodelling Festival in Basel

Right at the end of preparations, we were overtaken by the rapid spread of the coronavirus.

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A culture of trust leads to greater success

Today, companies that foster a culture of trust are more successful. This is something that Professor Roland Waibel from FHS St.Gallen is sure of.

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Joris Zahnd, Co-Founder Swiss Drone League

The current situation is very challenging. But I love dealing with difficult situations.

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Early return from South Africa

Owing to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, Kurt and Marianne W. had to cut their stay in South Africa short. Helvetia covered the costs of the re-booked return journey.

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The Helvetia arbitration body: a communication haven

The corona crisis has seen Helvetia employees deal with a deluge of questions and concerns from customers like never before.

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Helvetia waives rent for small companies and self-employed persons

On 9 April, the SRF news broadcaster 10vor10 reported on how Helvetia has waived the rent for various tenants.

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Partners under tricky circumstances

Stefan Vincenz, from the company Spatec Freizeitanlagen GmbH, had installed a hot tub for one his customers. After a short time, major corrosion damage developed on the cover and floor slabs.

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3 questions - 3 answers

Seda Kilic, Seda Hair and Beauty

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17'000 reimbursements

Thanks to funds accrued over previous years and special contributions from sponsors (including Helvetia), the ski race has the resources it needs to be held in 2021.

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3 questions – 3 answers

Menduri Kasper, CEO Engadin Skimarathon

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Abrupt end to trip through Peru

Urban S.’s son had to return from a trip to Peru earlier than planned owing to the coronavirus. Helvetia covered the costs of this premature return journey.

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Support for cargo transport

With its worldwide network of average agents, Helvetia supports its customers in the event of obstructed cargo transport and supply chains.

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Federal Council visits Helvetia building site

On 3 April 2020, Member of the Federal Council Guy Parmelin visited the Helvetia building site in Ostermundigen (Bern), where the government’s COVID-19 hygiene measures have been strictly implemented.

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