Questions tagged [health-insurance]

Questions regarding obtaining or carrying over health insurance benefits.

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Choosing between private and regular health insurance when moving to Germany

It seems that health insurance is mandatory in Germany and employees with a salary above a certain threshold can choose between private insurance and the regular statutory system (gesetzliche ...
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Healthcare in the UK, if you're not entitled to free use of the NHS?

In the UK, almost everyone is covered by the National Health Service (NHS), the publicly funded healthcare system. One of the things about it is that it's free at the point of use, for those who're ...
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Taxes and Health Insurance (US -> UK, paid by US Govt)

I have a bit of a complication to my move to the UK. I am moving to the UK for a couple of years from the US. I am being paid by the US Government. I have a couple of questions about how this works. ...
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How do I deal with PPACA (“Obamacare”) as an expatriate (US citizen)?

I'm a US citizen and according to the government's dol.gov website am subject to the regulation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, aka ACA or "Obamacare"). This means I must ...
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What happens if changing country I don't unregister from the first country health insurance system?

Refer to what this user is saying here: Remember that no matter what, if you stop working in country X and start working in country Y (both in EU), you have to unregister from health insurance in X ...
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Living in Sweden while working in Norway, Norwegian government won't give me an S1 form

I'm a Norwegian citizen who lives in Sweden and commutes across the border to Norway for work. My wife is a Russian citizen who moved in with me in Sweden in November. We registered her as an EEA ...
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Confusion about EHIC for a student in the UK

I am a Ph.D. student funded by an EU grant studying in the UK. As such, I have registered with a GP once I arrived in the UK and received an NHS number. Due to my field of study I regularly travel ...
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Switching to statutory health insurance from private in old age in Germany

I am 63 years old self employed having proprietary business in Frankfurt Germany for last 16 years. I am insured with one private insurance company but can not maintain premiums for poor business ...
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Is there any way i can move from private health insurance to public one without lowering my income?

I moved to Germany 1 year ago and i was tricked into getting a private insurance. Not just trick, i was actually lied to to make me go for private one, but i guess it does not change anything. When i ...
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Residence Card, proving dependency and health insurance

My husband and I have been in the UK for more than a year studying a masters. My husband just got a job and has Italian passport (I am a non-EU), therefore i was thinking of applying for a residence ...