Health insurance

As a general rule, all persons in receipt of an Austrian pension whose permanent residence is in Austria are automatically registered with the statutory Austrian health insurance scheme. As a contribution towards health insurance cover, these persons are required to pay 5.1 % of their gross pension income. This contribution includes a supplementary contribution of 0.1 % for accident insurance cover. Persons who are entitled to health insurance cover in Austria and who are in receipt of a pension or similar benefit paid by an EU or EEA member state, Switzerland or certain countries with which there is a bilateral agreement will also be required to pay health insurance contributions from this income.

In the case of persons who are resident in certain countries outside Austria, health insurance cover is provided in accordance with bilateral social security agreements.