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Social Security

Austria - Social Security


Austria has a comprehensive social security system which includes sickness, accident, disability, accident, and unemployment benefits, pensions and family allowances.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens living in Austria are eligible to receive Austrian social insurance and social assistance benefits on the basis of contributions to social security schemes in their home countries, under reciprocal arrangements.

It is compulsory for anyone who is working as an employee in Austria to contribute to the state social insurance scheme. Contributions are income-related and are deducted direct from monthly salaries; there is also an employer contribution.

All members of the insurance scheme are issued with an E-card which should be shown in order to claim benefits under the scheme.

The self-employed and independent contractors are also required to contribute to the health insurance fund.


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Bupa Global

At Bupa we have been helping individuals and families live longer, healthier, happier lives for over 60 years. We are trusted by expats in 190 different countries and have links with healthcare organisations throughout the world. So whether you're moving abroad for a change of career or a change of scene, with our international private health insurance you will always be in safe hands.

Cigna

Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.