Club Clé France: Health Insurance Advice
We have been working with Exclusive Healthcare for many years. Ceri Hollingworth and her team offer a friendly, professional service and they also speak English; indeed Ceri is English!
France has always been renowned for the quality of its healthcare and is at the forefront of pioneering research, it has fantastic hospitals and boasts a high life expectancy rate.
One of the first steps you may wish to do is to join the Social Secuirty system, but how do you do that?.
How to join Social Security -
1. S Form
You need to get the 'S form' from health service of the your country to get benefits :
For the UK the office address is -
DWP Overseas Medical Benefits Helpline International Pension Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel : 0044 (0)191 218 1999
Monday to Friday 8am-5pm
2. Local CPAM office
You should register with your local CPAM office for affiliation.
It will deliver an attestation provisoire if not all the documents are available or attestation d’affiliation.
Healthcare is covered by CPAM from that day.
The following are requested :
- details of place of birth (for each person)
- proof of address in France
- date of permanent arrival in the département
- proof of having lived in France for at least 3 months
- marriage and birth certificates
- RIB ( bank details)
- Evidence of income for 12 months ( in France or elsewhere)
Then you will receive your carte vitale (green health card) which has to be handed at every health appointment. It has to be updated annually in the green box at town halls, hospitals or pharmacies.
For employed person your employer declares you to URSSAF and you must register with CPAM.
For self-employed person contact the relevant authority :
- professionals : URSSAF or Chambre de Commerce
- artisans (craftsman) : Caisse Régional des Artisans et Commerçants
- farmers : MSA.
When looking for a quotation from a French insurance company, in English, that is suited to your specific health insurance needs, or if you are just looking for advice and information about the health insurance system in France.
Please complete our Enquiry Form Below for more information.
Learn more about Healthcare Insurance in France "in plain English", download our 'PDF Guide to Healthcare in France'.
Exclusive Healthcare specialises in Health Insurance for English speaking residents in France. They offer a range of policies designed to meet the needs of people moving to France at every stage and in all circumstances.
Ceri and her English speaking insurance team are proud to be of service to you.
Contact us and let us know your specific needs so that we can provide you with a detailed quotation suited to your family's specific requirements.
International Insurance Advisor.
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