Insurance at work
All staff members whose employment has continued nonstop for at least one month are insured by the University of Eastern Finland while they are at work, on their way to/from work and when travelling on business.
Please note thar the insurance provided by the University of Eastern Finland does not cover leisure time or any family members. Therefore, taking out a private health insurance for you and your family members is strongly recommended
For further details, please see the UEF Intranet.
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
EHIC gives access to medically necessary, state-provided acute healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 28 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, under the same conditions and at the same cost as people insured in Finland. Cards are issued by your national health insurance provider.
Private health insurance is also recommended for staff members coming from the EU/EEA countries. EHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance and it does ot guarantee free services.Further information:
- European Health Insurance Card (ec.europa.eu)
Private Health Insurance
Private health insurance policy is recommended for all arriving staff members. The insurance should cover you at least in case of an accident or acute illness. If you are a temporary resident in Finland, you will receive acute medical care in case of an emergency, but you will have to cover the full expenses yourself.
You are strongly advised to purchase a good medical, accident and travel insurance policy for yourself (and your family members) before your arrival in Finland, because the Finnish insurance companies provide insurance only for permanent residents of Finland who are able to understand the terms and conditions of the insurance in Finnish.
The University of Eastern Finland has negotiated together with other higher education institutes in Finland an insurance with MARSH/SIP. Their insurance is primarily intended for students, but also staff members and their family members are also eligible for this insurance.