Do I need a health insurance?
Well, every foreigner legally residing in the Czech Republic should be covered by some form of health insurance. Both because the Immigration law says so and because it is just stupid not to have a health insurance 🙂 We have recently had a client who had been postponing buying a health insurance for months before he had an accident. By breaking his leg, he also pointed out the fact that he was breaking the law. Since the accident happened he has had several surgeries he had to pay for from his own pocket. Not a fun thing for sure.
What kind of health insurance do I need?
There are basically just two types of health insurance in the Czech Republic – private health insurance and public health insurance. Depending on where you come from and what you do in the Czech Republic, you will fall under one or the other. Let´s check both types now.