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Media release

Helvetia and Sanitas renew existing partnership

Helvetia Insurance and Sanitas Health Insurance are renewing their existing partnership, as part of which Helvetia field staff will sell Sanitas insurance solutions. Further options for collaboration are being reviewed.
Otto Bitterli, CEO, Sanitas Krankenversicherung AG; Philipp Gmür, CEO, Helvetia Schweiz
Helvetia Insurance and Sanitas Health Insurance are renewing their partnership. Originally concluded between Sanitas and Nationale Suisse, the partnership will now be continued by Helvetia following its merger with Nationale Suisse. The new agreement, which will come into force in early 2016, will initially involve Helvetia field staff selling Sanitas’ basic and supplementary insurance solutions to private customers. Helvetia and Sanitas will also assess the suitability of other areas for inclusion in the partnership agreement. The agreement with Sanitas will not affect Helvetia’s existing partnership with innova Insurance.

Customers want thorough consultation
For Philipp Gmür, CEO of Helvetia Switzerland, the partnership is in line with customer needs: “People thinking about their insurance and pension situation are often also interested in ensuring they are protected should they fall ill, and Sanitas is an ideal partner for that.” As Sanitas CEO Otto Bitterli adds: “We are proud to work together with an established Swiss insurer like Helvetia, and are looking forward to the enhanced sales power the partnership will bring.” Sanitas is contributing its extensive health insurance expertise and cutting-edge insurance solutions to the partnership and, in turn, will benefit from Helvetia’s well-established network of 81 general and main agencies across the whole of Switzerland.

Picture caption:
Otto Bitterli, CEO of Sanitas Health Insurance, and Philipp Gmür, CEO of Helvetia Switzerland, signing the partnership agreement between the companies.

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Helvetia Schweiz
Hansjörg Ryser
Head of Media Relations Switzerland
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CH-4002 Basel
Phone: +41 58 280 50 33
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Sanitas Health Insurance
Isabelle Vautravers
Head of Communications & Health Policy
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8021 Zurich
Phone: +41 (0)44 298 62 96