While posted abroad (appointment period), posted officials and accompanying family members are covered by UVA insurance and UVA Plus insurance. The Government Offices has organised this insurance arrangement through the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency. The employer is responsible for informing the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency that the posted official and their family are to be covered by the insurance policies.
Claims for compensation should be made directly to the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency. The terms and conditions for the UVA, URA and UVA Plus insurance policies, as well as the forms for claiming compensation, are available on the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency website. It is a good idea to read the terms and conditions to see what is covered by the policies, and what is not covered. For example, please note that the insurance policies do not cover accompanying children over the age of 19 who have completed their upper secondary education. Nor are Swedish household employees covered. A medical health insurance policy that is valid abroad should be taken out. Furthermore, the insurance policies do not cover family members while travelling to and from, or staying in, third countries when the employee is not along on the trip or staying in that country. Accompanying family members in need of care and who are not registered as resident in Sweden are not eligible to receive compensation for care in Sweden.
Special procedures regarding medical matters, such as other companies that can provide assistance, may be available in the city of posting, and such information should be obtained directly from the mission abroad. The mission abroad can provide a personal Medical Insurance Certificate that follows a template from the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency.
Please note: special procedures apply in the EU/EEA and Switzerland
UVA or URA insurance – for emergency medical and dental care
UVA or URA insurance applies when emergency medical or dental care is needed. They also cover personal injury protection and a sum payable upon disability or death.
UVA Plus insurance– for non-emergency medical care
UVA Plus insurance is a complement to UVA insurance and covers planned medical care that the posted official and accompanying family members are entitled to under Section 15 of UVA. UVA Plus also covers planned dental care for accompanying children, but not for adults. Non-emergency care – when the need for care has not occurred unexpectedly or suddenly – should primarily be attended to in connection with holiday travel home. Contact the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency and the Government Offices/MFA-Sida Medical Clinic regarding any travel home for medical care. The need for care must be verified by the Ministry’s consultant physician or a consultant physician in the country of posting.
Costs for care in Sweden, such as patient fees or other costs in connection with care, are not reimbursed through UVA Plus.
If care in the country of posting is not of a comparable standard to that in Sweden, compensation may be granted for travel to a third country or to Sweden for care. The option chosen will be that which is less expensive for the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency.
For stays outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland: Both the posted official and the accompanying partner fill in form 5449