Reimbursement of medical expenses

Last changed: 05 February 2020

Reimbursement of compensation of medical expenses

Apply through Primula. Attach your original receipts with the printed document, which is retrieved through Primula.  

The pre-conditions to get a reimbursement, is that the expense is registered on your pharmacy card/high-cost card, also that you provide the original receipt with your documentation (sw. receptspecifikation för läkemedel).

Please send the reimbursement documentation to your administrator at your department.

If you have paid your medical expense by invoice, please provide the invoice and a verification of paid invoice with your documentation.

Medical visits and medical expenses

You may visit the occupational health services, your GP, dentist, outpatient clinic, maternity clinic or blood donor centre during working hours.

Reimbursements for healthcare and pharmaceuticals are taxable benefits.

Medical care

Healthcare fees (examination, treatment by physician, issuing of medical certificate if the employer requests it) will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 95 SEK per visit.

X-ray treatments

X-ray treatments (excluding mammograms) will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 95 SEK per visit.

Dental care

Dental care is normally not reimbursed, with the exception of surgical treatment at a hospital or dental faculty. Such treatments will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 95 SEK per visit.

Physiotherapy

Visits to a physiotherapist or occupational therapist will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 55 SEK per visit. Visits to naprapaths, chiropractors and similar practicians are not reimbursed.

Psychological treatment

Psychological treatment, provided by a licensed psychologist, psychiatrist or psychotherapist on referral by a physician, will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 95 SEK per visit. 

Hospital care

Hospital care will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 70 SEK per day.

Pharmaceuticals

If you buy prescribed pharmaceuticals covered by the high cost threshold, the employer will reimburse the part you pay yourself on presentation of the original receipt from the pharmacy (receptspecifikation).

Healthcare while working abroad

If you fall ill during a business trip abroad, the employer will reimburse reasonable costs for healthcare, dental care and medicines. This is covered through the SLU business travel insurance. When travelling abroad, make sure you bring your insurance certificate, that is the “Swedish state business travel insurance certificate” issued by your department/unit. The certificates can be ordered from the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (Kammarkollegiet). 

Payments

Reimbursements for medical care will be paid together with your monthly salary.

In order to receive reimbursement, the cost must be registered on a pharmacy card/high-cost threshold card. You must also provide the original receipt. If you pay by invoice, you must provide proof that the invoice has been paid. Please send the reimbursement documentation to your administrator at your department.

Who can claim reimbursement for medical expenses?

All SLU employees can claim reimbursement for medical expenses. Employees who are on leave of absence with no pay can claim reimbursement during the first 30 days of leave. Employees on parental leave or sick leave can also claim medical expenses.

In order to receive reimbursement, you must file your claim no later than 2 years after the day you incurred the expense.


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