UK Expats in Italy and Brexit Update – Healthcare After Brexit ❤️


UK Expats in Italy and Brexit Update – Healthcare in Italy. After Brexit healthcare can be quite an emotive subject…. So, to ensure your la dolce vita dream
carries on unhindered, would you like to get an ongoing collection of news, reports, resources and courses on working and living in Italy? It’s so easy to
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you’ll never miss out again! With reference to the Gov.uk website, the following information sets out the current position of UK expats and healthcare entitlements in Italy: if you’re staying in Italy for more than three
months you must register with the Italian National Health Service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN)) through your local Azienda Sanitaria Locale. You can register for free with the SSN if you: 1. Have a work
contract, are self-employed in Italy, or an immediate family member of someone who is; 2. Are an immediate family member of an Italian citizen; 3. Have been officially resident in Italy for five years or more; 4. Are unemployed,
registered on the employment lists (liste di collocamento), or registered for a
professional training course; 5. Hold a UK social security form such as an S1 form
for pensioners. If you’re not eligible to register for free you can pay an annual
fee to receive state healthcare. Contact your local Azienda Sanitaria Locale. For further guidance on this please read the NHS guidance on accessing health
care in Italy and how to register, via the URL link in the Description box
below this video. If you live in Italy and receive an exportable UK pension, a
contribution-based Employment Support Allowance, or another exportable benefit, you may currently be entitled to state healthcare paid for by the UK. You must apply for a certificate of entitlement
known as an S1 certificate. If you’re resident in Italy you must not use a
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from the UK for healthcare in Italy. When you travel from Italy for a temporary stay in another European
Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland you can use an EHIC to access state-provided health care in that country. During that short stay: (1) the
EHIC covers treatment that is medically necessary until your planned return home;
and (2) an EHIC is not a replacement for comprehensive travel insurance. For more
information read the travel advice pages, and the advice on foreign travel
insurance pages, details of which can be found via the url links in the Description box below this video. If you’re registered for public healthcare
as a resident in Italy and are traveling outside of Italy, carry your Italian
health card (tessera sanitaria) with you. If you’re a
student read the NHS guidance on healthcare and studying abroad, which you can
access via the URL link in the Description box below this video, where
you can also find links to: (1) Locating English-speaking doctors in Italy; and
(2) Checking that your prescriptions are legal in Italy. Healthcare after Brexit:
if there IS a deal your current rights on access to healthcare in Italy will
remain the same until the end of the implementation period, as long as you
remain a resident in Italy. If there’s NO deal your access to healthcare may
change. If you’re a permanent or temporary resident, review your
healthcare cover. The new Italian legislation on measures that would be
put in place if there’s no deal, includes a commitment to continued social
security co-ordination, and access to healthcare until the 31st of December
2020 on a reciprocal basis. The UK Government will update this guidance
when more information becomes available. You must confirm your residency status
and decide how you will ensure access to healthcare if there’s NO deal. UK nationals will be able to return to the UK for treatment. Your EHIC may not be
valid if there’s no deal. The UK has offered to maintain the EHIC scheme if
there’s no deal. However, this relies on Italy continuing
to accept the UK EHICs. As a bonus, there’s a further URL link in the
Description box below this video setting out the NHS’s guidance on healthcare for UK nationals in Italy, and how it may change after Brexit. To keep up to date
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