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Social Security

Sweden - Social Security


Sweden has a very generous social welfare system funded by the taxation system. Education, healthcare, pensions, unemployment, maternity and sickness payments and a wide range of other benefits are available to everyone who lives in Sweden and pays tax there, with the exception of people who work in Sweden for less than one year, who should take out private insurance.

On arrival in Sweden, you will need to apply for a social security number from the local tax office in order to be eligible for benefits. Applications for a social security ID card should be submitted to the tax office along with a passport sized photograph. The card will be sent to your address in Sweden.

The administration of social benefits is the responsibility of local authorities in Sweden, and applications for benefits should be submitted to the local social welfare office.


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Expat Health Insurance Partners


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.