Victory for 26 Geneva-based medico-welfare institutions after a lengthy procedure against a dozen insurance companies


In 2011, the Swiss Federal Council changed its Ordinance on Health Care Insurance Benefits, amending the list of benefits payable under the compulsory health insurance scheme.

Following this amendment, several insurance companies refused to reimburse certain services provided by medico-welfare institutions. As of 2012, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal advised 26 of these institutions, all based in Geneva, in order to obtain the reimbursement of these costs.

After the Swiss Federal Court ruled that such costs were indeed to be borne by the compulsory health insurance providers, agreements have been reached with the insurance companies allowing our clients to obtain the reimbursement of over 8 million Swiss Francs, representing accrued (unpaid) costs between 2011 and 2019.

The team was composed from Philippe Prost (Senior Partner, Litigation) and Cosima Trabichet-Castan (Partner, Litigation), as well as Sophie Bastardoz (Junior Associate, Litigation).