EU pensioners residing in CZ
- Last Updated: Saturday, 10 May 2008 05:10
Pensioners living in other country than the one they draw their pension in
Scope of entitlement
Pensioners of EU member states, EEA countries (Norway, Liechtenstein, Island) and Switzerland, living in Czechia, are entitled to the same access to healthcare as Czech insured persons are.
They must be registered by one of the Czech health insurance company.
Registration in Czechia
For purpose of registration, the entitlement document S1 or E121 must be issued by the competent health insurance institution of the state of pension.
Entitlement document must be submitted then to chosen Czech health insurance company.
Registering Czech health insurance company issues national Certificate of registration or yellow Card of EU insured person, residing in Czech Republilc. This national document, including generated Czech insurance number, serves as a national entitlement document for submission to Czech health care providers.
Health insurance premiums must be paied, if necessary, according to the law of the state of pension.
Notice:If pensioner receives also the Czech pension (even the small one), foreign entitlement document and subsequent registration is not necessary. In this case, pensioner residing in Czechia is covered exclusively by Czech health insurance system and is considered to be ordinary Czech insured person (Czech State pays insurance premiums for pensioner in that case).
Reimbursement of health care costs
Czech health insurance scheme covers the costs of health care in the territory of Czechia and subsequently requests its reimbursement from the institution of the state of pension.
Temporary stay in other EU state
When visiting other EU or EEA country (Norway, Liechtenstein, Island) the pensioner is entitled to receive the necessary health care on the basis of EHIC, issued by the institution of the state of pension.
When visiting the original state of the pension, pensioner is either entitled to receive full scope of health care, or the necessary health care. States providing its own pensioners, residing in other state full scope of health care in their territory are listed in Annex IV of EU regulation 883/04: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Hungary, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Switzerland