On the Approval of the General Description of Health Insurance Procedure in Respect of Aliens


Published: 2005-01-03

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Official translation
 
GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
 
RESOLUTION No 230
 
1 March 2005
 
on the approval of THE general description of health insurance procedure in respect of aliens
 
Vilnius
 
 
The Government of the Republic of Lithuania, acting in accordance with Law on the Legal Status of Aliens (Valstybės Žinios (Official Gazette) No 73-2539, 2004), resolves:
To approve the General Description of Health Insurance Procedure in respect of Aliens (attached hereto).
 
 
 
Prime Minister                                                                                 Algirdas Brazauskas
 
 
 
Minister of Health                                                                           Žilvinas Padaiga
 
 
 
 
APPROVED BY
Resolution No 230 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
of 1 March 2005
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF HEALTH INSURANCE PROCEDURE IN RESPECT OF ALIENS
 
 
I.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
1. The General Description of Health Insurance Procedure in respect of Aliens (hereinafter referred to as the “General Description”) shall regulate health insurance in respect of aliens who arrive in the Republic of Lithuania or aliens who seek to receive a temporary residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania and in respect of minor members of their families as well as requirements for health insurance contracts (policies), and also other issues relating to health insurance of aliens.
2. The provisions of the General Description shall not apply to those aliens who enjoy the privileges and immunities provided for by international agreements and other legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania:
2.1. Members of staff of foreign diplomatic missions, consular posts, missions of international organizations and members of their families who enjoy the privileges and immunities provided for by the rules of international law;
2.2. Members of official delegations of foreign states;
2.3. Aliens who have diplomatic and service passports;
2.4. Aliens who work legally in the Republic of Lithuania and pay the prescribed social insurance contributions in the Republic of Lithuania as well as minor members of their families;
2.5. Citizens of EU Member States and Member States of the European Free Trade Association as well as members of their families;
2.6. Persons who pass in transit through the territory of the Republic of Lithuania and are in possession of facilitated transit or facilitated rail transit documents;
2.7. Servicemen of foreign states and civil servants assigned to armed forces as well as their dependants.
3. The requirement to hold a health insurance contract (policy) may not  be applied to an alien:
3.1. In case of issuing a visa, in the interest of national security where it is necessary for ensuring the state constitutional system, defense power and safety, having coordinated it with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania;
3.2. In case of issuing or changing the status of a temporary residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania, where an alien has been granted the status of a refugee, additional or temporary protection in the Republic of Lithuania or where guardianship (trusteeship) has been awarded over an alien, or in the interest of state security.
 
II. REQUIREMENTS FOR HEALTH INSURANCE CONTRACTS (POLICIES)
 
4. A health insurance contract in respect of an alien may be concluded with an insurance undertaking of any state .
5. The health insurance contract (policy) shall guarantee that all basic medical assistance costs and travel expenses which may arise in connection with the return, for health reasons, of an alien to homeland (medical transportation, including escort by medical brigade or a doctor) will be covered.
6. The following shall be indicated in a health insurance contract (policy) issued by an insurance undertaking:
6.1. Number of health insurance contract (policy);
6.2. Particulars of the insurance undertaking (name, address of registered office, telephone or fax number);
6.3. Full name of the insured person;
6.4. The amount of health insurance;
6.5. Duration of health insurance contract (policy);
6.6. Territorial coverage of health insurance contract (policy);
6.7. Non-insured events.
7. The health insurance contract (policy) shall contain entries in at least one of the following languages: Lithuanian, English, German, French, and Russian.
8. The minimum amount of health insurance in respect of a single alien shall be:
8.1. LTL 20 000:
8.1.1. where he arrives in the Republic of Lithuania without a visa;
8.1.2. in case of issuing, changing the status of or extending an airport transit (A), transit (B) or long-term (D) visa or a temporary residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania;
8.2. EUR 30 000, in case of issuing or extending a short-term visa (C).
9. A health insurance contract shall be valid throughout the whole period of an alien’s stay in the Republic of Lithuania.
 
III. FINAL PROVISIONS
 
10. Where rules other than those laid down in the General Description are provided for by international agreements of the Republic of Lithuania, the provisions of international agreements of the Republic of Lithuania shall prevail.