The specialists from Siauliai Territorial Health Insurance Fund (THIF) warn that the persons who get unemployed in other Member States of the European Union and who reside in Lithuania and use health care services here (having submitted document S1) should take care about their compulsory health insurance (CHI) on time.
It is important to know that the certificates issued by competent authorities of other EU Member States expire when the Lithuanian residents lose their job abroad. At the same time, the compulsory health insurance also is cancelled, as well as the right to get health care services in Lithuania.
“If the person does not work abroad any more, s/he has to take care about compulsory health insurance in Lithuania, for example, to get employed in Lithuania, to start paying contributions to compulsory health insurance, etc. Otherwise the debt of CHI contributions may accumulate,“ – says Mrs. Inga Kvedariene, Head of Resident Servicing Department of Siauliai THIF.
If the debts are accumulated, the residents have to refer to the administrator of CHI contributions – Board of the National Social Insurance Fund (SODRĄ).
The exception is applied for persons who are insured by the State under the Law on Health Insurance of the Republic of Lithuania: https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAD/TAIS.28356/asr
. These are persons with disabilities, persons who receive any type of pension or relief compensation, women who are granted a maternity leave and unemployed women during the period of pregnancy 70 days before the child birth (after 28 pregnancy weeks and over) and 56 days after the child birth, one of the parents raising a child under 8 years of age, or one of the parents raising two or more minor children, persons suffering from publicly dangerous communicable diseases, etc.
The specialists of Siauliai THIF remind the submission procedure of document S1 when a person resides in the Republic of Lithuania but works in another EU Member State. In such a case, the person should apply for document S1 to the competent authority in the EU Member State, where that person is employed and insured by social insurance – local health insurance fund, social insurance or other authority.
Following the national legal acts, this authority decides whether to issue document S1 or certain certificate in E form if documents S1 are not issued in that EU Member State. Document S1 has to be registered in any territorial health insurance fund in the Republic of Lithuania.
When document S1 is registered in the territorial health insurance fund in the Republic of Lithuania chosen by certain person, that person acquires the right to receive personal health care services covered by the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF) and compensated drugs in the same mode as persons covered by compulsory health insurance in Lithuania. The territorial health insurance fund pays for health care services and compensated drugs provided to the person in question. Later the compulsory health insurance expenses are compensated by the competent authority that has issued document S1.
"Siauliai Territorial Health Insurance Fund has already received 1241 documents S1 this year and all the persons, who registered the document have acquired the right to medical treatment in Lithuania, compensated drugs and medical aids," – says Mrs. Inga Kvedariene, Head of Resident Servicing Department of Siauliai THIF.
The answers of the specialists of the health insurance fund to the most frequently asked questions are available here: https://cutt.ly/mgfiBpc
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