Those who have a permit for residing in Sweden for less than a year have limited access to the Swedish social security system. It is therefore important that insurance cover has been arranged.

Those who have a permit for residing in Sweden for less than a year have limited access to the Swedish social security system. It is therefore important that insurance cover has been arranged. Comprehensive health insurance is a requirement for receiving a work permit or residence permit in Sweden. It must be valid for at least a year from the date on which an individual has moved to Sweden. The health insurance can be either public or private, and should be able to cover the cost of emergency and other medical care as well as hospital stays, dental care and any needed transport home for medical reasons. EU citizens have the European Health Insurance Card, which must be brought with them when moving to Sweden. 

Employees working at Mid Sweden University are covered by the following insurance:

  • Sick pay according to the general agreement on salaries and benefits
  • PSA work injury insurance from AFA Insurance
  • TGL life insurance from the National Government Employee Pensions Board
  • Occupational pension insurance from the National Government Employee Pensions Board