The Health Care Funding Directorate’s business is to provide advice, issue certification and manage claims related to Health Care Entitlement in Malta in terms of EU Regulations and National Legislation. The team strives to provide accurate and timely information and advice, through a client-centred approach and is committed towards a work culture which embraces change and continuous professional development. Accountability, integrity and proficiency are key values in our service delivery whilst adhering to the Maltese Public Service Quality Charter and Data Protection Law.
EU Healthcare Entitlement Unit Functions
In 2020 the Health Care Funding Directorate and the Entitlement Unit was also awarded the Equality Mark by the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE), reflecting how gender equality is one of its main values.
Responsibilities of the Directorate:
- Processing of entitlement documents in terms of EU Regulation (EC) no 883/2004 and Implementing Regulation (EC) no 987/2009, including the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), S1 and S2.
- Ensuring that citizens covered for healthcare in Malta are covered for emergency necessary care whilst on temporary stay in another EU Member State.
- Ensuring the right for planned health care in another EU Member State in terms of Regulation (EC) no 883/2004 and Implementing Regulation (EC) no 987/2009.
- Ensuring healthcare coverage for foreign pensioners from EU MS (member state/s) who transfer their residence to Malta or citizens receiving a Maltese pension who transfer their residence to another EU Member State.
- Preparing all paperwork necessary to provide healthcare coverage to workers insured in Malta and posted in another EU Member State or EU workers posted in Malta.
- Managing queries related to entitlement to healthcare in other EU Member States or in Malta.
- Processing/Issuing of claims for health care services provided by local public hospitals to EU/EEA Nationals in terms of EU Regulation (EC) no 883/2004 and Implementing Regulation (EC) no 987/2009.
- Verification of payment claims for health care services (or health care expenses incurred abroad) provided by other EU/EEA Member States to citizens covered for health care in Malta.
- Ensuring mandatory local/EU reporting obligations are timely met.
- Meet any audit follow-ups/recommendations as proposed by NAO (National Audit Office).
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This page was last updated on 27 November 2019