Certificate for incapacity to work issued in a foreign country
The Health Insurance Fund pays the insured person a benefit for temporary incapacity to work also on the basis of a document certifying illness issued by a physician of a foreign country. A document certifying illness issued by a physician of a foreign country must be submitted to the employer who will add the employer's certificate (forms are in esotnian- pdf, doc, odt) and submit the documents to the Health Insurance Fund.
Certificate for incapacity to work issued in a foreign country can be submitted:
● via email to the address info [at] haigekassa.ee
● by mail to Harju Department at the address Lastekodu 48, 10144 Tallinn;
● by bringing the documents to the customer service office.
In the Health Insurance Fund, every insured person has only one account for receiving the benefit. In this connection, we point out that if data of different bank accounts has been submitted to the Health Insurance Fund for receipt of monetary benefits, (e.g., benefit for incapacity to work, dental care benefit, additional drug benefit, etc.) all transfers of the pending financial benefits shall be made to the account which was the latest to be submitted.
The recipient of the benefit can verify his or her bank account information and change it in the personal data section of the State Portal or via the information telephone 16363 of the Health Insurance Fund.
The information on the bank account can also be changed in the State Portal. For transfer of the changes the template "Account data modification application" on the home page of the Health Insurance Fund can also be used, which can be sent to the Health Insurance Fund by regular mail or e-mail. For contact information, see the website of the Health Insurance Fund.
On the request of the Health Insurance Fund, the certificate issued by a physician of a foreign country must be supplemented by a translation into Estonian by a sworn translator. The costs of translation of the certificate shall be borne by the insured.