One thing to bear in mind. It takes six weeks before some new-comers can become eligible for public health insurance. If you need medical assistance in those first six weeks, you will need to bear the expenses yourself. If you require hospitalization however, it could be covered by the potential insurance provider.
The best known private health insurance is Health Insurance Denmark, which primarily subsidises dental treatment, purchase of glasses, chiropractor treatment and medical supplies. The subsidy amount depends on the coverage you choose. To become a member, you must have permanent residence in Denmark, meet a number of health requirements, and pay a membership fee.
In some cases, your employer will take out health insurance for employees.
With so much to deal with before leaving your home country, (taxes, moving house, paperwork etc.) the careful planning of your expatriation to Copenhagen is an essential step. As far as healthcare is concerned, your local social security scheme won’t be accompanying you to your host country and, once abroad, you might be surprised by the care system you find in Denmark. So, before leaving, make sure you have appropriate cover!
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Designed for either short or long stays, APRIL International’s insurance policies offer protection against any problems that might arise before departure or during your time in Denmark: cancelling your trip, medical expenses following an illness or accident, needing to be repatriated, causing damage to a third party or losing your luggage.