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Swiss child and adolescent psychologist Philipp Ramming

No right or wrong

In an interview in the latest issue of Vivere, the renowned Swiss child and adolescent psychologist Philipp Ramming explains why there is no right or wrong parenting.

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Accompany Elena Roos to the world championships hosted in Switzerland

In July 2023, Switzerland will host the world orienteering championships. Elena Roos's goal: a gold medal.

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Housing and living - today and tomorrow

The latest issue of our health magazine Vivere once again offers a wealth of topics from the diverse EGK cosmos.

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The secure chat with the doctor

Our partner for EGK-TelCare, Medgate, now also offers a protected chat function in their app.

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Solar panel & on-board battery for energy where the socket is missing

Get the most out of the sun and charge your devices quickly and easily outdoors.

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Vituro commitment building bee and insect houses

The EGK-Gesundheitskasse helped support under the label of Vituro a wide range of projects promoting healthy experiences.

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A new look for “myEGK”

The demands on everyday digital assistance are in constant flux. We have overhauled the customer portal and “myEGK” app to optimise the user experience for our insured persons.

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Running training - Patrick Wägeli at the race

Running training with the fastest farmer

Patrik Wägeli from Nussbaumen in Thurgau is the "Fastest Farmer". As a 40% farmer, he runs in parallel with the international marathon elite for titles and triumphs. Since this year, he has been leading the EGK's running training sessions.

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Conversion to QR Invoice

By the end of September 2022 at the latest, the familiar payment slip will definitely be taken off the market. With the QR bill, paying bills will be easier, faster and more efficient.

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Kids love to dance

In 2022, the SNE Academy will include the topic of "children's dance" in its seminar program for the first time. On May 13, the continuing education for professionals will take place in Thalwil.

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The EGK world in 1.25 minutes

The new corporate video of the EGK-Gesundheitskasse conveys its core values with the main building in Laufen.

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Moss-covered branches in the forest in the Zurich Sihlwald Wilderness Park | © © Stiftung Wildnispark Zürich

Sihlwald: Wild and beautiful

EGK maintains strong partnerships for its policyholders. For example, with the Sihlwald Wilderness Park, which offers young and old a unique combination of wild animals, wilderness and natural forest.

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Klemens Binswanger, Carolina Pirelli and Reto Flury with antique key

Natural, sustainable and stable

In the 2021 financial year, the EGK-Gesundheitskasse achieved a positive corporate result. With the move into the new main building in Laufen (BL), it has provided visible proof of its value and stability.

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Conversion to QR Invoice

By the end of September 2022 at the latest, the familiar payment slip will definitely be taken off the market. With the QR bill, paying bills will be easier, faster and more efficient.

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Find your EGK- therapist here

Without ifs and buts: Find a therapist online

Since 1991, the EGK therapist office has been helping its insured members find the right therapist for complementary medicine in their immediate vicinity. Since the beginning of March, this service has also been available online.

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99 kilograms of greenhouse gases less

EGK and its employees act in an environmentally compatible manner wherever possible. The Laufen site has been awarded the 2021 environmental certificate by PET Recycling Switzerland for the collection of PET bottles.

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Vivere 1-2022 / Addiction has many faces

Addiction has many faces

As usual, the stories in the hot-off-the-press issue of Vivere 01/2022, our health magazine, are taken from real life.

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SNE continuing education from home: Therapeutic communication

Accessing new knowledge efficiently and independently of time and place - with its e-learning platform, SNE meets an absolutely contemporary need.

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Vivere as a digital reading pleasure

Our health magazine Vivere is also available as an e-paper subscription! Register today and receive the varied reading pleasure three times a year in your mailbox - even before the print edition is in the mailboxes...

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Versatile daisy

In the current EGK newsletter, the daisy comes to honor. The messenger of love not only helps against heartache, but for centuries also against physical ailments.

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Immune system and psyche

The SNE Foundation for Naturopathy and Empirical Medicine will hold its Spring Congress for Holistic Medicine exclusively online. It can be followed on the online marketplace from the 15.04.2022 on.

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The most direct route to the drug

There are very different reasons why someone has a medication sent to their home. It is easier, more convenient and sometimes not possible otherwise.

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Supplementary insurance now even more customer-friendly

The revised VVG came into force on 01 January 2022. The scope of your insurance coverage remains unchanged.

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New in the management: Carolina Pirelli

Carolina Pirelli-Häring (37) joined the Executive Board of the EGK-Gesundheitskasse on 1 January 2022. As Head of Benefits, she leads a team of 80 employees.

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A biotope for hedgehogs and other creatures

On 13 December 2021, the Nature & Economy Foundation granted EGK unrestricted certification for Birspark 1, Laufen. Managing Director Reto Flury is delighted.

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Immunsystem und Psyche

Die SNE Stiftung für Naturheilkunde und Erfahrungsmedizin führt am 29. März 2022 ihren Frühlingskongress für ganzheitliche Medizin durch. Das Anmeldeportal ist offen.

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Neu: Jahresprogramm 2022 der SNE-Akademie

Um die Methodenkompetenz der EGK-Therapeutinnen und -Therapeuten stets auf dem neusten Stand zu halten, stellt die SNE Stiftung für Naturheilkunde und Erfahrungsmedizin alljährlich ein vielfältiges Seminarprogramm zusammen. So auch 2022.

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Premiums 2022

Premiums 2022

The basic insurance premiums of the EGK-Gesundheitskasse will remain practically unchanged on average in 2022. Most premiums were reduced. Use our premium calculator to find out how this adjustment will affect your canton.

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As a reward for all the celebration at the end of the year

With the final of the Swiss Orienteering Grand Slam presented by EGK, the orienteering season came to an end on 13 November 2021. Competition-oriented and atmospheric at the same time: embedded in the event was the traditi-onal Swiss-O-Fest, at which the EGK also celebrated.

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SNE-Förderpreis 2022 für ein innovatives Projekt

Die Stiftung SNE zeichnet auch 2022 wieder ein abgeschlossenes, zukunftsweisendes Projekt aus, welches Gesundheitsressourcen stärkt. Der Preis ist mit 5000 Franken dotiert. Der Aufruf richtet sich an EGK-Therapeutinnen und -Therapeuten.

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The team of Reto Flury shortly before the start

A great success for the EGK teams

On 24 October 2021, the 69th Basel-Landschaft Team-OL took place. 390 teams set off in search of the ideal line, including (almost) four teams from the EGK-Gesundheitskasse.

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The EGK in search of a new post

The EGK-Gesundheitskasse has been enthusiastic about orienteering for many years. Reason enough to take part in the 69th Basel-Landschaft Team-OL on 24 October 2021 - with first-class support from Simone Niggli-Luder.

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Vivere 3/2021: Health 4.0

Welcome to the era of digital health! Consult your doctor via video consultation, measure your heart rate with a smartwatch or detect a skin disease via your mobile phone camera: The possibilities offered by digitalisation in the healthcare sector are manifold - but far from exhausted.

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12th SNE Symposium from 1 and 2 October 2021

Every autumn, the symposium of the SNE Foundation is a place of exchange with people from the world of empirical medicine and the sciences.

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Questions and answers

Corona is on everyone's mind. And it has been for quite some time. What was not an issue in the early 2020s is now very much shaping our everyday lives.

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Comparis - no telemarketing

EGK respects your privacy

For the 6th time in a row, EGK Health Insurance has received the award "Clean customer advertising". As in previous years, it is also awarded the rating "No telephone advertising" by comparis.

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Vivere 2 / 2021: Building for people and nature

The construction industry is one of the largest consumers of resources and energy in the world. The use of climate-neutral and reusable building materials can therefore make an important contribution to environmental protection. Health also benefits from this.

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Vivere 4/2020: Je mehr desto besser?

Das Schweizer Gesundheitssystem gilt als eines der besten und zugleich als eines der teuersten weltweit. Die Ursachen für die stetig wachsenden Kosten sind genauso vielfältig wie komplex. Aber alleine durch die Eindämmung unnötiger Behandlungen könnten über 20 Prozent der Ausgaben vermieden werden.

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SNE-Förderpreis 2021: Innovative Ansätze zur Stärkung der Resilienz

Noch bis Ende Jahr läuft die Ausschreibung der Stifung SNE für die Vergabe des Förderpreises 2021. Die Auszeichnung soll ein abgeschlossenes Projekt aus den Bereichen Naturheilkunde und Erfahrungsmedizin würdigen, welches für eine Stärkung der Gesundheitsressourcen als zukunftsweisend eingeschätzt wird.

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Vivere 3/2020: Konsum für eine bessere Welt

In jedem Schweizer Haushalt landen jährlich Lebensmittel im Wert von 600 Franken im Abfall. Das ist moralisch bedenklich, aber genauso eine verantwortungslose Vergeudung knapper Ressourcen. Dabei ist ein massvolleres Konsumverhalten für alle umsetzbar – wie nachhaltige Projekte im ganzen Land zeigen.

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Drei spannende Themen in fünf Schweizer Städten

Aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie musste der Saisonstart der beliebten Themenspaziergänge «Sinnieren und Flanieren» der EGK-Gesundheitskasse verschoben werden. Am 29. Juni findet nun der erste The-menspaziergang mit dem Titel «Wasser-Wunder» in St. Gallen statt.

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Vivere 2/2020: Women's hearts beat differently

Not only can diseases progress differently in women, but the symptoms also differ from those of men. The biological sex sometimes even influences the mode of action of drugs. For a long time, medicine has ignored this fact - with sometimes fatal consequences.

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Geschäftsbericht 2019: Das Herz der EGK-Gesundheitskasse schlägt für die Natur

In ihrem Geschäftsbericht 2019 rückt die EGK-Gesundheitskasse neben dem guten Geschäftsergebnis innovative Menschen ins Zentrum, die sich kreativ und mit viel Herzblut für Nachhaltigkeit engagieren.

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Vivere 1/2020: Der Preis der Schönheit

Wenn es nach Schönheitsoperationen zu Komplikationen kommt, wird deren Behandlung aus der Grundversicherung bezahlt. Das macht Sinn – und könnte in Zukunft dabei helfen, die Komplikationsraten tief zu halten.

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EGK-Gesundheitskasse is one of the best health insurers in Switzerland

The comparison platform Comparis.ch published its annual rating of Swiss health insurers. EGK-Gesundheitskasse was awarded an overall rating of 5.4, putting it in the best of class in the Swiss health insurance industry.

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Winners of the annual competition 2019

The winners of our annual competition were drawn!

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Zeitkapsel der EGK-Gesundheitskasse

Mit dem Spatenstich zu einem ökologischen Hauptsitz

Am 28. September wurde auf dem Areal Nau in Laufen im Beisein von Regierungsrat Thomas Weber (BL) und Stadtpräsident Alexander Imhof der Spatenstich für den künftigen Hauptsitz der EGK-Gesundheitskasse gesetzt und gleichzeitig eine Zeitkapsel für die Nachwelt vergraben.

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Reto Flury und Elena Roos

EGK holt Weltelite des Orientierungslaufs nach Laufen

Vom 27. bis 29. September 2019 herrscht sportliche Feststimmung im Laufental. Die internationalen Stars des Orientierungslaufs messen sich am EGK-OL-Weltcup 2019.

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Young people demand action instead of words: Vivere 3/2019

It was said for a long time that young people were not interested enough in politics but only in their self-realization. Until a 15-year-old Swedish girl went on a climate strike and launched a youth movement that was as unexpected as it was loud. In the footsteps of Greta Thunberg and the Swiss faces in the struggle for our livelihoods.

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Inspirational Marketing: Digitalmarketing-Agentur Sigma Online setzt mit EGK-Gesundheitskasse auf Pinterest-Ads

Die Digitalmarketing-Agentur Sigma Online aus Horgen bei Zürich expandiert ihr Dienstleistungsportfolio und bietet als eine der ersten Agenturen in der Schweiz Pinterest-Ads, die hier seit kurzem in der Beta-Version verfügbar sind. Für die EGK-Gesundheitskasse aus Laufen hat Sigma Online innerhalb weniger Wochen ein Pinterest-Profil aufgebaut und mit Ads eine signifikante Reichweite erzielen können. Mit einem speziellen, hochentwickelten Pin-Format aus Bild und Text, den richtigen Keywords und der richtigen Frequenz lassen sich in kurzer Zeit hohe Reichweiten aufbauen. Dank deutlich geringeren Cost-per-Clicks (CPC) im Vergleich zu anderen Social Media Plattformen können mit Pinterest als Teil der Digital-Marketing-Strategie schnell Wettbewerbsvorteile realisiert werden.

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Kinder auf Spielplatz mit Wasserleitung

Generationenspielplatz Reben eingeweiht

Trotz ihrer 100 Jahre fühlt sich die EGK-Gesundheitskasse so jung wie nie. Deshalb hat sie im Rahmen ihres Jubiläums der Stadt Laufen einen Generationenspielplatz gestiftet, mit dem Ziel, auch nach dem Jubiläumsjahr etwas Bleibendes zu hinterlassen. Heute Vormittag wurde der Spielplatz nun mit viel Spiel und Spass von Kindern, Eltern und Grosseltern eröffnet.

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From Turin to the North Cape by bike

A world playground adventure – to learn as much about the planet and oneself in the greenest possible way on a self-propelled journey of discovery. The #paulnord19 project describes a self-supported bikepacking race from Turin to the North Cape. A route covering more than 4,300 kilometres.

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SlowUp season begins on 14 April

The slowUp recipe is as simple as it is convincing: You take around 30 kilometres of roads in an attractive landscape, block the roads to motor vehicle traffic for a day and provide a diverse array of activities along the route.

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SNE-Symposium am 4. + 5. Oktober 2019

Das Jahr 2019 ist nicht nur für die Jubilarin EGK-Gesundheitskasse, die Stifterin der SNE, ein besonderes Jahr. Auch die Stiftung für Naturheilkunde und Erfahrungsmedizin feiert mit ihrem Symposium ein Jubiläum: Bereits zum 10. Mal findet die Veranstaltung mit namhaften Referierenden aus dem In- und Ausland in Solothurn statt.

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Vivere

The new issue of the health magazine Vivere is online. Read it now!

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100 Years of Advances

Celebrate with us! EGK will turn 100 in 2019 and is now looking back at the roots of the company’s famed EGK health advances.

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1. Platz beim KTI-Wettbewerb

Die Generali lud am 18. Juni 2019 zur Prämierung des KTI-Wettbewerbes in Kilchberg ein. Eingeladen waren Vertreter/-innen der drei Krankenversicherer mit den besten Verkaufszahlen im Jahr 2018.

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Annual reports 2018

The annual reports 2018 of the basic insurance and private insurance of the EGK-Gesundheitskasse have been published.

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