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european health insurance card (EHIC)

The European Health Insurance Card is a standardized European card format for medical treatment in other European countries. It is valid for insured persons of the statutory health insurance funds and their benefits.

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is standardized in size and text fields. The format corresponds to that of an ID1 card. In addition to the signature field, the EHIC card shows the EU emblem and a country code. It also has fields for personal data, surname, first name and birthday, the insured person's number, the health insurance company's identification number, the card's identification number and the expiry date.

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

For ease of use, the EHIC card is printed on the back of the insurance card and the electronic health card (eGK). Both have the format of an ID1 card.

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Updated at: 28.01.2010
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