Austria provides its qualifying citizens and visitors with access to healthcare through a mandatory social insurance system. All individuals who are living and working in Austria are required to contribute towards the social insurance system. The social insurance system contributions vary greatly from person to person since contribution requirements are based upon income. However, visitors from a European Union country have free access to basic healthcare with their European Health Insurance Card. With Austria’s public health insurance, individuals are able to receive basic healthcare including dental treatment, hospital care, and medication coverage. Although costly, this system also includes an extensive list of providers throughout the country for individuals to choose from.
If you will be visiting Austria and qualify for the free basic healthcare, you will want to ensure that you will have coverage for everything that you wish to have coverage for. Many individuals who qualify for social insurance in Austria still elect to purchase a supplemental plan that includes evacuation insurance in Austria. One popular emergency evacuation insurance option is the MedJet Evacuation Plan.
The primary benefit of the MedJet plan is an emergency medical evacuation to the hospital of your choice.
Those who are traveling outside of their home country, and are under the age of 65, are able to purchase the MedJet Rescue plan in order to have evacuation insurance in Austria. Individuals can purchase this plan for up to three, six or 12 months and have coverage begin as soon as the next day.
If you would like to purchase or receive more information on evacuation insurance in Austria contact one of our licensed agents today.