The prices of complementary health care are increasing " massively " in 2020, affirms Wednesday the consumer association UFC-Que Choisir, which points " a median inflation of 5% " and claims the implementation " as soon as possible " of the termination " Anytime " contracts.
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To achieve these results, UFC Que Choisir was able to consult more than 500 contracts from 86 different complementary health organizations. While professionals estimated the price increase at 3%, the median annual inflation is estimated at 5% and “ even exceeds 150 € for 20% of the contracts studied! Warns the consumer association.
Gaping gaps between professionals
This " soaring prices " is accompanied by " very marked differences ," said in a press release the UFC-Que Choisir. The trend is all the more marked for those insured by Swiss Lige (+ 12%), Apicil (+ 10.7%) or Malakoff Médéric (+ 8.2%). On the other hand, the increase is more moderate for other organizations, such as MACIF (+ 2.7%) or the Mutuelle Générale (+ 3.2%).
Median price inflation in Figaro complementary health organizations
A situation deplored by the UCF that choose. According to the association, " the differences in practice between professionals are gaping " even " that all the complementary organizations know the same environment ". This situation coincides with the entry into force since January 1 of “100% Health” for optics and certain dental care, now better reimbursed. However, the government has long assured that its reform should have no effect on the prices of top-ups.
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Be that as it may, this “ galloping inflation ” justifies for the UFC-Que Choisir to anticipate the termination “ at any time ” of the contracts, scheduled no later than December 1. This provision "o btenue hard " last year in Parliament, and supposed to drive prices down by promoting competition, must be applied " without delay " , said the association, which asked the Minister of Health , Agnès Buzyn, " to publish the corresponding decree as soon as possible" .