The unemployed

Unemployed persons registered in the Unemployment Insurance Fund are entitled to health insurance cover.

Commencement of health insurance cover

The documents necessary for the person to be entered in the health insurance database must be submitted to EHIF by the Estonian Unemployment Fund.

The health insurance cover commences:

  • for persons receiving unemployment insurance benefit, as of the date of entitlement to benefit
  • for persons receiving unemployment benefit, as of the date of entitlement to benefit
  • for unemployed persons who do not receive unemployment benefit, as of the 31st day of registration as an unemployed
  • for unemployed persons who do not receive unemployment benefit but participate in practical training, work practice or employment training lasting at least 80 hours, as of the first day of participation
  • for non-employed persons who have participated in nuclear disaster relief, as of the date the application is filed.

Termination of health insurance cover

The insurance cover will terminate one month after the end of registration period at the Unemployment Insurance Fund, except for unemployed persons receiving unemployment insurance benefit whose insurance cover will be valid for two more months.

For more detailed information on the registration as unemployed, as well as unemployment benefits visit the website of the Unemployment Insurance Fund.