Sweden is a very progressive country in northern Europe which provides a heavily subsidized social system funded by high taxes. The standard of living and life expectancy enjoyed by Swedes is the first rate. Sweden is a famously neutral country that is also part of the European Union but does not use the Euro. The country’s economy is dominated by the engineering sector and export sectors. Its capital city is Stockholm and has a population of just under 10 Million people. Sweden is a very welcoming country for immigrants, tourists and expatriates, who enjoy the culture, low crime rate and lifestyle.
Healthcare in Sweden
Like the rest of the region, health care in Sweden is government funded and decentralized, but some private health coverage and care coexist. The medical system is mainly public run and funded by municipal taxes. Dental care no not part of the public system, but is partially funded by the government. Medical facilities, staff and equipment in Sweden are excellent and expats can enjoy impressive and prompt medical care in the country.
Insurance for Expat in Sweden
If an expatriate is covered by the local system in Sweden, there may be no need for international health coverage unless the expat wants to be able to seek medical treatment back home or abroad. Some firms will still place their expats under an expat health plan.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Sweden:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans