People registered as unemployed are covered by health insurance as of the 31st day after registration. Health insurance is in force throughout the entire time the person is registered as unemployed and one month after their registration has been cancelled. If a person’s registration as unemployed ends at the same time with their unemployment insurance benefit, their health insurance will apply for another two months after the end of provision of the benefit.
The 30-day waiting period is not applied if you receive unemployment insurance benefit or unemployment allowance, are participating in an 80-hour training course or work practice; instead, you will have health insurance from the day that you start receiving the benefit or start participating in one of the three aforementioned labour market services.
People who have participated in the liquidation of consequences of a nuclear disaster, nuclear test or nuclear power plant accident have health insurance through the Unemployment Insurance Fund if they:
- are not employed;
- are not registered as a self-employed person;
- do not receive a public pension;
- do not have partial work ability or no work ability;
- has registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund as someone who participated in the liquidation of consequences of a nuclear disaster, nuclear test or nuclear power plant accident.
In order to register, you should turn to an Unemployment Insurance Fund office that suits you best.
You should take the following document with you:
- a valid personal identification document;
- a document certifying the participation in the liquidation of consequences of a nuclear disaster, nuclear test or nuclear power plant accident; this document (an archive notice) is issued by the Defence Resources Board.
A liquidator of a nuclear accident is also entitled to submit an application for registration as unemployed or as a jobseeker.