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Public Health Insurance

Public health insurance in the Czech Republic is provided by health insurance companies. A health insurance company should accept anyone who meets the requirements for participation in the programme of public health insurance.

The largest health insurance company that has an agreement signed with almost all healthcare facilities in the country is:

111 VZP Insurance Company

The following are entitled to public health insurance:

  • citizens of the Czech Republic

  • foreign nationals with permanent residence in the Czech Republic

  • employees whose employer has its headquarters in the Czech Republic

  • family members of EU citizens employed in the Czech Republic

  • citizens of third countries who formerly lived in an EU country and who participated there in public health insurance and their family members

All foreign nationals who are employed in the Czech Republic automatically participate in the system of public health insurance for the duration of employment. The employer is required to inform the health insurance company of the start and end of employment for an employee and to deduct on their behalf the payment for health insurance. Contributions are 13.5% of gross wages, where 4.5% is deducted from the wages of the employee and 9% is paid directly by the employer. Each insured person receives a card from the health insurance company.

If you are employed in the Czech Republic and need to arrange health insurance for your family members, you can and we will assist you in arranging it.

Last change: August 4, 2020 13:48 
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