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Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan)

Swedish social insurance covers everyone who lives or works in Sweden. This insurance provides financial protection for families and children, for people with a disability caused by illness, as a result of a work, or injury. The Social Insurance Agency administers social insurance and ensures that you get the benefits and allowances you are entitled to.

To be covered by a social insurance benefit, you must, as a rule, either be resident in Sweden or be working here. If you work in Sweden, you are also insured for employment-based benefits. EU/EEA citizens should bring the European Health Insurance Cardexternal link, issued by the social insurance office in your home country. The card states that you are entitled to health care on the same conditions and at the same price as permanent residents in Sweden.

Read more about the Swedish Social Insuranceexternal link

Read more about the European Health Insurance Cardexternal link

If you need further information or have any queries, please contact your payroll administrator.

For employees of the university

As a member of staff at Halmstad University, or if you work at the university in any other form of employment, you are covered by a number of different insurance policies. University employees are covered by the following insurance policies:

  • Work Injury Insurance and Personal Injury Insurance (PSA)
    Work injury insurance and personal injury insurance cover you if you are injured in the course of your work.
  • Buisness travel insurance
    Business travel insurance covers you when you are travelling on business.
  • Occupational group life insurance
    As a civil servant one has life insurance through the “Statlig Tjänstegrupplivförsäkring” or TGL-S. This means that one’s family receives economic support should one pass away. The money is paid out in a lump sum, tax-free. The insurance is valid as long as one is employed by a state authority.
  • GIF - Group and Personal Insurance
    Halmstad University has signed an insurance policy (GIF Insurance) for those who are not covered by the Swedish healthcare system. The insurance covers necessary and reasonable costs for emergency medical and dental care. Accompanying family such as spouse, partner and children are also covered by the insurance. The insurance only covers emergency care and not regular health checks, vaccinations or prenatal care. Therefore, we recommend you to sign up for a complete health insurance before you travel to Sweden.
Updated 2017-03-27