In relation with payments of sickness benefits in another state to patients insured in a European Union member state, a competent authority of a European Union member state may ask for additional information on forms E116 and E115.

To receive these forms, a patient must ask his/her doctor to fill in the form E116 and submit it to the Health Insurance Fund along with an application.

The patient’s doctor must fill in fields 3, 4 and 5 on the form E116 (and not to forget to add a stamp to item no. 4). Please fill in the form in block letters. Once the form has been filled in, please send it to the Estonian Health Insurance Fund’s Pärnu Department on the address Lai 14, 80010 Pärnu. The Health Insurance Fund will then fill in fields 1, 2 and 8 on the form E116 and prepare the form E115.

If you have any questions about filling in the form, please contact the specialists of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund’s Pärnu Department by phone at 443 0237 or by e-mail at anne.heinsoo@haigekassa.ee or eve.lilienthal@haigekassa.ee.

Certificate of incapacity for work issued abroad

The Health Insurance Fund also pays the benefit for temporary incapacity for work to an insured person on the basis of a document confirming illness issued by a doctor of another state.

The document confirming illness must be forwarded to the employer who will add a certificate of the employer (executable form in .pdf format, .doc format) and submit it to the Health Insurance Fund.

For the payment of benefits, the Health Insurance Fund records only one account number for every insured person. Regarding this, remember that if several account numbers of different banks are submitted to the Health Insurance Fund for the payment of benefits (e.g. benefit for incapacity for work, benefit for dental care, supplementary reimbursement of medicinal products, etc.), then the most recent account number is used for the payment of monetary benefits.

The receiver of the benefit can check the information regarding their account number at the citizens’ portal www.eesti.ee or by calling the customer phone of the Health Insurance Fund at 669 6630.

Information regarding account numbers can be changed at www.eesti.ee or by using the application form available on the website of the Health Insurance Fund and sending it to the Health Insurance Fund via post or e-mail. Contact information of the Health Insurance Fund can be found here.

At the request of the Health Insurance Fund, an Estonian translation certified by a sworn translator must be added to the document provided by the doctor of another state. The translation costs of the document are covered by the insured person.