Information about health insurance country

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You must provide information about your health insurance country if you are over 18 years of age, have moved to Denmark and:

  • are a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland
  • have lived in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland immediately before coming to Denmark.

Even if you are a Danish citizen, you must provide information about your health insurance country if you have moved to Denmark from another EU/EEA country or Switzerland.

The information will enable Udbetaling Danmark to determine which country is to pay when you use the Danish health service. According to rules laid down by the EU, payment will in some cases have to be made by a country other than Denmark. This country is called your health insurance country.

You must provide details about your health insurance country even if information or documentation is lacking. You may forward such documentation to Udbetaling Danmark, Kongens Vænge 8, 3400 Hillerød, Denmark.

The EU/EEA countries are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands (Holland), Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK. The rules also apply to Switzerland.

In some cases, you may be asked to attach documentation when you complete the 'Information about health insurance country' form. This applies if you:

  • have been posted from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland
  • are to work in another EU/EEA country or Switzerland
  • are receiving unemployment benefits from another EU/EEA country or Switzerland
  • are a foreign student
  • are a pensioner and only receive pension from another EU/EEA country or Switzerland
  • are receiving benefits from another EU/EEA country or Switzerland due to, for example, parental leave, maternity/paternity leave, sickness or early retirement.

Which documentation is needed depends on your situation and can be:

  • one of the European health insurance forms E 106, E 109, E 121, S072 or S1
  • a valid European health insurance card
  • a decision on social security/A1 form or a refusal of an A1 form.

You must complete and submit the information even if documentation is lacking

Scan or take a picture of the documents

It is recommended that you save the documentation as electronic files on your computer before you complete the form. You can, for example, scan the relevant documents to your computer or take a picture of them with your mobile phone and save them on your computer.

No need to submit everything

  • If you have both a European health insurance card and a health insurance form, you only need to submit the form.
  • If you have one of the health insurance forms, you do not need to submit a decision on social security/A1 form.

A1 form and European health insurance forms

The A1 form is a document that indicates by which country's social security system you are covered. If you have been posted by a foreign employer to work in Denmark, you must apply for an A1 form from the authorities in your country of residence. If you are working in several countries, you must submit your application to Udbetaling Danmark, International Social Sikring.

The European health insurance forms are issued by the health insurance authority in the country where you are covered by social security.

In some cases, you may be covered by another country's social security system. This means that this country must pay when you use your health insurance card, for example if you:

  • have been posted by an employer in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland to work in Denmark
  • are to work in another EU/EEA country or Switzerland
  • are receiving unemployment benefits from another EU/EEA country or Switzerland
  • are a foreign student
  • are a pensioner and only receive pension from another EU/EEA country or Switzerland
  • are receiving benefits from another EU/EEA country or Switzerland due to, for example, parental leave, maternity/paternity leave, sickness or early retirement.

Once you have submitted the information, Udbetaling Danmark will determine whether you are covered by Danish health insurance or another country's health insurance, i.e. which country is to pay when you use the Danish health service.

We will determine your health insurance country based on the information and documentation you provide. If we need additional documentation, we will contact you.

If you do not attach your documentation when you fill in the information, you must forward the documentation.

Remember to write your Danish civil registration (CPR) number on all pages and send the documentation to:

Udbetaling Danmark
Kongens Vænge 8
3400 Hillerød
Denmark

If you have NemID, you can send the documentation via Digital Post.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to call Udbetaling Danmark on tel. +45 7012 8081.