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An increasing number of people have healthcare insurance

Publicerad: 2022-09-21 Nästa publiceringsdatum: 2023-09-21

Healthcare insurance normally covers both healthcare and rehabilitation services.

The content of the policies can vary somewhat, but generally covers medical helpline services, care planning and specialist care. Preventive and rehabilitative measures are often also included. Emergency care, intensive care or end of life care are not provided in the framework of healthcare insurance.

The number of healthcare policies has followed an upward trend for a long time. At the end of 2020 more than 690,000 people had healthcare insurance. That is an increase of 42 percent since 2011. Almost 6 out of 10 policyholders have their insurance paid for by their employer, and about 3 out of 10 have taken out their healthcare insurance as group insurance, for example via their trade union. The remaining approximately 10 percent have taken out an individual healthcare policy themselves. In 2020 policyholders paid about SEK 3.6 billion in premiums for healthcare insurance. None of the care provided within healthcare insurance is tax-funded.