Legislative provisions for carers’ leave in case of a sick child or other close relatives

Author: Marta AntonovaImage: CDC@cdc , unsplash.com Тwo years ago, on 2nd August 2019, a new piece of European legislation came into force: European Directive 2019/1158, or the Directive on Work-Life Balance for parents and carers. While the main focus of the Directive is the reduction of gender imbalance in the workforce and providing the foundations…

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Treatment in the EU: you’re free to choose: Cross-border healthcare under Directive 2011/24/EU

What is Directive 2011/24/EU? Directive 2011/24/EU is a European piece of legislation regulating the access of European residents to medical treatment in the European Union. It does not deal with treatments beyond the borders of the Union. It covers the rights of people with health insurance in an EU Member State and thus does not…

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How to access treatment abroad when it is not avialable in your country? Planned treatment abroad with the S2 procedure

Regulations (EC) 883/2004 and 987/2009 onSocial Security Coordination – S2 The so-called Twin Regulations on Social Security Coordination state that all permanent residents of the EU contributing to the healthcare system of a member state are entitled to planned medical treatment in all other EEA states and in Switzerland. The costs will be covered if…

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Working or retiring abroad? Your healthcare rights with the S1 Procedure

Regulations (EC) 883/2004 and 987/2009 on Social Security Coordination – S1 The so-called Twin Regulations on Social Security Coordination govern the rights of cross-border workers and their families. When it comes to medical care, those are regulated with the so-called S1 Procedure, named after the main administrative form (standardised for all member states) in use….

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Emergency healthcare abroad with the EHIC

Regulations (EC) 883/2004 and 987/2009 onSocial Security Coordination – European Health Insurance Card Under the Regulations on the coordination of social security systems, the right to unpostponable healthcare in other EEA countries is granted to all European citizens with valid health insurance upon presentation of their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).  According to the yearly…

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