When posted to EU/EEA countries and Switzerland, the posted employee and accompanying family members can apply for the right to access local medical care on the same terms as permanent residents. If the Swedish Social Insurance Agency rejects such an application, the European Health Insurance Card – which provides access to contracted public health institutions – should be used. Applications for compensation for costs incurred in excess of patient fees should be addressed to the Swedish Social Insurance Agency.
Please note. The following applies regarding larger expenses:
- Applications for compensation for larger expenses – in general terms those over SEK 10 000 – are to be sent to the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency.
- The Agency will require that an application for compensation is first submitted to the Swedish Social Insurance Agency before they consider the application and payment is made.
- Once the application has been approved, a power of attorney is sent for signature to the recipient of the compensation (or the parents in the case of children).
- The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency then sends the power of attorney to the Social Insurance Agency. This means that the individual gives the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency the right to receive payment of the compensation from the Social Insurance Agency.
For stays in the EU/EEA and Switzerland: the accompanying partner fills in form 5459 (based on this, the Social Insurance Agency determines which health insurance coverage will apply)
The posted official fills in form 6220 Begäran Intyg A1/E101 eller konventionsintyg (Request for Certificate A1/E101 or Convention Certificate [in Swedish])