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The new Czech-Tunisian social security agreement, which also regulates health insurance and health care provision, was published in the Collection of International Treaties today (12.2.2018). The agreement is valid as of 1.12.2017.

Health insurance funds will require the fulfillment of obligations under this agreement from the date of its publication in The Collection of International Treaties. All entitlements deriving from the agreement can be made retroactively from 1.12.2017.

What are some of the changes introduced by this agreement?

  1. Employed persons and self-employed persons are provided with public health insurance coverage in the state, in which they work or do business.
  2. The insured persons traveling from the Czech Republic to Tunisia or vice versa are entitled to receive medically necessary care.  The healthcare costs will be borne by their health insurance fund.
  3. Pensioners, who have moved from the Czech Republic to Tunisia or vice versa, are entitled to receive full medical care. The healthcare costs will be borne by the health insurance fund of the state paying the pension.
  4. With prior authorization, health insurance fund will reimburse the costs of planned healthcare provided in the other state.
  5. Workers posted from the Czech Republic to Tunisia or vice versa are entitled to receive full medical care. The healthcare costs will be borne by their health insurance fund.

You can find the text of the agreement and administrative arrangements here.

Prague, 13.2.2018

JUDr. Ladislav Švec, director

 

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