European Health Insurance Card


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An insurance card available for EU citizens and those who legitimately live in an EU country—e.g., through work permits or visas—which gives its holder the right to reduced or even free medical care while on holiday or during a short visit in an EU country. The EHIC covers emergent care and treatment of chronic pre-existing condition
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The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) enables access to state-provided healthcare in European Economic Area (EEA) countries, including Switzerland, at a reduced cost, or sometimes for free.
Announcement of competition: Production and distribution of European Health Insurance Card
Sheila Jones the Big Cash Queens say THERE'S lots of confusion over the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), mainly because it has the word insurance in the title.
One of reasons people don't take out cover, especially on trips to Europe, is they believe the European Health Insurance Card is a replacement for travel insurance in the EU.
European Health Insurance Card The EhiC is free to most UK residents.
Holiday insurance may be more costly - there's no guarantee that the European Health Insurance Card will be available for UK citizens.
MILLIONS of us rely on our European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) when travelling on the Continent, but what will happen to it now the UK has voted to leave the EU?
An ASA spokesman said third party websites were not limited to passport applications but can be found through internet search engines offering driving licence changes, income tax returns and European Health Insurance Card registrations - but only for a fee.
The free European Health Insurance Card will guarantee the same treatment in a hospital in most European destinations as a local person.
com, an insurance comparison website, has revealed that around 50 percent of British travellers believe that a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will entitle them to a similar level of state medical care in European countries, to that which they receive in the UK via the National Health Service (NHS).
UK travellers are covered for emergency treatment on their European Health Insurance Card, but you should remember to taKe it.
This treatment is in breach of EU legislation, which provides that pensioners who reside temporarily in another member state can make use of their European health insurance card (EHIC) to receive health care under the same conditions as pensioners insured under the sickness insurance scheme of the host member state.
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