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KPT and Zur Rose are launching an innovative model for basic insurance

EQS Group-News: Zur Rose Group AG / Key word(s): Product Launch

29.09.2017 / 07:00


Frauenfeld, 29 September 2017

Press release

Purchasing drugs from Zur Rose

KPT and Zur Rose are launching an innovative model for basic insurance

The mail-order pharmacy and wholesale supplier to medical doctors Zur Rose is marketing an innovative basic insurance model in cooperation with the health insurance company KPT: For a premium discount of up to 20%, the insured parties sign an obligation to contact a telemedicine consulting service before utilising medical services. They obtain prescription drugs exclusively from an attending doctor or from Zur Rose- by mail or in the Zur Rose pharmacy shops. Together, the two companies want to make a contribution to saving costs in the medicines sector.

Parties insured under the new KPTwin.easy model will consult the telemedicine consulting centre Medi24 before utilising medical services. The experts at the consulting centre will point out the clinical pathway after talking to the insured party and refer the patient to a general physician or specialist if required.

Purchase of drugs through Zur Rose and generics substitution
If drugs are prescribed, the insured parties promise to purchase the medicines exclusively from Zur Rose - through the mail-order channel or from the Zur Rose pharmacy shops. Cases in which the medication needs to be taken urgently are excluded from this regulation. The parties insured under KPTwin.easy also declare their agreement to prescribed original preparations being replaced by generics insofar as these are cheaper and there are no objections for medical reasons.

Contribution to reducing health costs
Purchasing of drugs by mail order is a response to customers' needs. It saves time because there is no need to visit the pharmacy and it is inexpensive: Prescription drugs are 12% cheaper at Zur Rose on average than in other pharmacies because the company grants discounts and does not charge for medication checking and patient dossier. The CEO of the Zur Rose Group, Walter Oberhänsli, is convinced: "With the new model, we make a contribution to lowering health costs and at the same time offer the insured parties an extremely reliable, inexpensive and attractive drugs supply."

Contact:
Lisa Lüthi, Head of Corporate Communications
e-mail: lisa.luethi@zurrose.com, telephone: +41 52 724 08 14

Zur Rose
Zur Rose, a subsidiary of the Swiss Zur Rose Group AG, is a mail-order pharmacy and a wholesale supplier to medical doctors, as well as a service provider in the health sector in Switzerland and Germany. Through its business model, it helps to ensure safe, reliable and high-quality pharmaceutical care, The Zur Rose Group is Europe's leading mail-order pharmacy. More information can be found at zurrosegroup.com and zurrose.ch.



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