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Health Insurance for EU Nationals

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Health Insurance for EU Nationals

Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:13 pm

Hi, I am moving to Paris in September 2005 for one year to write my dissertation. I am an American with Irish Citizenship. Does anyone know how I should begin research my eligibility for health insurance in France?

How do EU citizens register for Health Insurance in France? Are we automatically eligible to at least pay into a scheme?

thank you!

 

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Re: Health Insurance for EU Nationals

Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:04 pm

A warm welcome to Expat Focus!

Here's a quick copy/paste regarding health insurance in France from our page at www.expatfocus.com/exp...urance.php

"there is a choice of either a full private health plan or "top-up" insurance (known as "complementaire" or "mutuelle"), the latter complements the cover provided by the French state.

French residents MUST affiliate to the healthcare system, but even state cover will only meet around 70% of the total cost of treatment. The French system relies on a certain level of personal contribution, which is why so many residents have some kind of "mutuelle" to cover the remaining costs."

Hope that's of some help.

Kind regards,

Jamie


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:05 am

Very Happy Hi Rob new to Expat took me a little while to find the topic I am mainly interested in. My wife and I are very seriously looking in to moving to Duras we love France but because of our age are a bit concerned about the health cover for people coming from the UK. Our plan is to buy a property in France but still maintain a property in England although we will spend atleast 10 months of the year in France. We have spoken to various people who tell us differant things are we covered as a non permanent resident or do we have to apply for a full residency to obtain cover

 

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Re: Health Insurance for EU Nationals

Post Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:23 pm

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are we covered as a non permanent resident or do we have to apply for a full residency to obtain cover?



Can anyone help with Toff's question?

 

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Re: Health Insurance for EU Nationals

Post Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:53 am

My husband and I are American citizens planning on retiring to France.
Does anyone know how the new regulations for health insurance in France will affect Americans retiring to France (ages 62 and 59)? We have read alot about EU citizens and how the new reulations will affect them. The recent article in Expat Focus gives a good explanation for them, but we still have not been able to find anything that tells us about non-EU citizens like ourselves (Americans). Can anyone help us? Thanks

 

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Re: Health Insurance for EU Nationals

Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:12 pm

you simply go to the --caisse primaire -- and suscribe for health insurance once u live in France , you ll need a birth certificate , statement of a french bank on your name and a proof of your adress which you can obtain at the mairie of your french village of town where you are living

 

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Re: Health Insurance for EU Nationals

Post Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:40 am

Hi, is private health insurance dear in France? I've no idea what it costs in England as we use NHS but it seems wrong to not insure privately if/when we move to France.

 

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