Benefits in kind


  • In which countries is there entitlement to the temporary provision of assistance in the form of benefits in kind under accident insurance cover?

    Entitlement to such assistance exists in following countries

    • in which the EC regulations on social security apply:
      Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary and Cyprus
    • with which there are conventions on social security which also govern the temporary provision of assistance in the form of benefits in kind under accident insurance cover:
      Bosnia-Herzegovina, Israel, the Canadian province of Quebec, Kosovo, Morocco, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and Tunisia.
      Brazil has the particularity that the relevant convention concerning accident insurance relates only to pensions and other cash benefits. The convention does not govern the temporary provision of assistance in the form of benefits in kind under accident insurance cover.

    Further details can be obtained from the information sheet on the temporary provision of assistance in the form of benefits in kind or via the branch of the Deutsche Verbindungsstelle Unfallversicherung – Ausland (Foreign Liaison Body of the German Accident Insurance Institutions – DVUA) responsible for the country concerned.

  • A person who was injured in an accident at work or is suffering from an occupational disease goes to the doctor and states that he or she is insured abroad – what course of action should be taken?

    The DVUA branch responsible for the country concerned should be contacted and the relevant documentation (e.g. A1 insurance certificate, European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), E 123 or DA1 entitlement document) should be attached. The DVUA branch will assume responsibility for the rest of the treatment procedure and – provided that the person is entitled to the temporary provision of care by way of benefits in kind – it will provide such benefits. After the treatment has been completed, it will reclaim the expenses incurred from the competent foreign institution. Further information can be found in the information sheet on the temporary provision of assistance in the form of benefits in kind.

    • A1 insurance certificate
    • E 123 entitlement document
    • DA1 entitlement document

Contact

Foreign liaison body

Matthias Hauschild
Tel: +49 30 13001-1610

Vanessa Gieseke
Tel: +49 30 13001-1615

Theresa Müller
Tel: +49 30 13001-1614