The statutory health insurance companies will not be able to ignore the kyBoot for much longer. For instance, the prestigious EGK insurance company assumes a portion of the kyBoot cost. Summiswalder also pay 50 per cent if the kyBoot is prescribed by a doctor.
Basic insurance does not cover ‘medical aids’ such as MBT, kyBoot, glasses, insoles etc. Some types of insurance pay for medical aids from their complementary policies. In the case of MBT, it took years before companies such as Swica and Helsana decided to pay a portion of the treatment cost. They made that decision because of the thousands of positive reports from their customers.
The kyBoot has only been on the market since 2009 and is, therefore, still unknown to many insurance companies, unfortunately. The insurance companies have also become increasingly restrictive recently. Nevertheless, we continue to hear from customers whose policies paid a portion of their kyBoot costs. Coverage is not uniform even within insurance companies.
We would therefore like to ask you, our valued customers, to report your positive experiences to your insurance company so that it, too, realises as quickly as possible that it can save money by paying for the kyBoot. It is important to us, however, that your report to your insurance company is 100 percent accurate.