Health Insurance Firm In Switzerland Adds Crypto Payment

Bitcoin Suisse (Courtesy: Twitter)
Bitcoin Suisse (Courtesy: Twitter)

In a bid to give its clients more options and make it easier for them to pay for their health insurance policies, Atupri Health Insurance, a Switzerland-based company that claims to enable its clients to make autonomous decisions about their health, has integrated bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH).

As stated in its press release, the new crypto payment methods will be entirely facilitated by Bitcoin Suisse, a leading Swiss cryptocurrency firm that allows users to buy, sell and store cryptos, plus collateralized loans, staking, and more.

Explaining how the crypto payment option works, Caroline Meli, head of Marketing and Sales at Atupri noted that whenever a client chooses to pay in the supported digital currencies, the transaction is immediately forwarded to Bitcoin Suisse, which handles the process and forwards the fiat equivalent to Atupri, effectively helping the latter to mitigate the challenge of volatility.

Commenting on the exciting development, Meli reiterated that she believes blockchain technology and cryptos have huge potential in the health industry and as such, Atupri is doing its best to place itself at the frontline of the innovation.

“As digital pioneers in the health sector, we anticipate social trends and offer insurance solutions with long-term prospects. Blockchain technology and the associated use of cryptocurrencies will become increasingly important. Accordingly, we want to put in place the necessary structures for our policyholders.”