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Health insurance for the co-applicant!

Hi,
My husband and I are from a Non-EU country. My husband has a work permit for 3 months and a half. He is insured by his employer in Sweden. I have the residence permit as his co-applicant for the same period of time. I want to know whether I am insured through his employer as well or I need to get a separate health insurance for my self before entering Sweden.
Thanks

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  • Hello Sunny,

    If you are going to live in Sweden less than 12 months, if you do not work in Sweden or do not come from Switzerland or a country that is part of the EU/EEA, in most cases you must pay the full cost yourself if you need healthcare. The exception is if you come from a country with which Sweden has a special healthcare agreement. This applies to Algeria, Australia, Chile, Israel, Turkey, Quebec (Canada), and the British islands Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey. If you come from one of these countries, contact the equivalent of Försäkringskassan in that country to find out what applies for you.

    Also, please be advised that, Försäkringskassan is a social insurance agency. If you have questions about health insurance for a non EU citizen who does not have a personal number yet, please contact the local county council (Landstinget) that your husband belongs. It is the institution that is responsible for health care in Sweden.

    If you wish to read about health care in Sweden, more information in English is available here and here 

    Best regards,
  • I read the below comment while searching for information about moving to Sweden live with my boyfriend (we lived together in Canada Ten years , but not for last five years as he has been back in Sweden working). Have there been any changes to below information? I am currently a Saskatchewan resident, but could become a resident of  British Columbia or Newfoundland if that made immigration to Sweden in relation to health services simpler. Thank you, shannon

    If you are going to live in Sweden less than 12 months, if you do not work in Sweden or do not come from Switzerland or a country that is part of the EU/EEA, in most cases you must pay the full cost yourself if you need healthcare. The exception is if you come from a country with which Sweden has a special healthcare agreement. This applies to Algeria, Australia, Chile, Israel, Turkey, Quebec (Canada), and the British islands Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey. If you come from one of these countries, contact the equivalent of Försäkringskassan in that country to find out what applies for you.

    Also, please be advised that, Försäkringskassan is a social insurance agency. If you have questions about health insurance for a non EU citizen who does not have a personal number yet, please contact the local county council (Landstinget) that your husband belongs. It is the institution that is responsible for health care in Sweden.

    If you wish to read about health care in Sweden, more information in English is available here and here
  • Hello,

    Thank you for your post.

    The Swedish Social Insurance Agency has limited abilities to answer questions relating to individual cases. We therefore ask you to contact our customer center if you have questions relating to your specific case by calling telephone number 0771 524524 and press 8 for english line.

    Our telephone lines are open the following hours:

    Monday – Friday 8.00am — 4.00 pm,

    Best regards,
    Helen Administrative officer

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