The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
Or its equivalent document, the provisional replacement certificate, is a card printed, eye-readable, that makes it easier for you to obtain access to medical treatment you may need while staying temporarily in another Member State. Such treatment is provided in accordance with the rules of the Member State which you are visiting, and the costs incurred are reimbursed in line with the tariff scales applied in that Member State. For example, if medical care is provided free of charge in the Member State you are visiting; you too will be entitled to free medical care by presenting your Card or an equivalent document. Presentation of the EHIC guarantees you reimbursement of the medical costs on the spot, or soon after your return home.
Provisional replacement certificate (PRC)
The provisional replacement certificate is a document equivalent to the EHIC and replaces it if the patient is unable to produce the card. It is issued by the Health Insurance House for extraordinary circumstances.
Administrative Commission on Social Security for Migrant Workers (ACSSMW)
The composition, operation and tasks of the ACSSMW are regulated by Articles 80 and 81 of Regulation 1408/71. The ACSSMW comprises a representative of the government of each Member State and a representative of the Commission, and is responsible for dealing with administrative matters, questions of interpretation arising from the provisions of regulations, and for promoting and developing collaboration between the Member States.
European Economic Area (EEA)
This includes the 25 countries in the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom), plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Although it is not part of the EEA, Switzerland also issues and recognizes the EHIC
Starting first of January 2007, Romania and Bulgaria will be UE member states also, and so, part of EEA.
Health care providers
Doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, health care centres, etc., with the exception of those in the private sector without having contract with social health insurance. System.
Council Regulation (EC) No 1408/71 of 14 June 1971 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, to self-employed persons and to members of their families moving within the Community.
National Health Insurance House (NHIH)
Is an autonomous public health institution, of national interest, with legal personality, which administrates and manages the health insurance system in order to apply the government's policies and programs in the health field. The main tasks of the NHIH are ensuring unitary insurance of the entitled population and the coordinated functioning of the Romanian health insurance system. Furthermore the NHIH coordinates both the District Health Insurance Houses, Bucharest Health Insurance House, and two professional insurance houses: Health Insurance House of the Ministry of Transportation, Construction and Tourism and the Health Insurance House of Army, Public Order and Justice. For EHIC, NHIH is a liaison body.
Health Insurance Houses (HIHs)
The insurance houses are public institutions, with their own budgets, subordinated to the NHIH. The HIHs collect the contributions of the natural persons and manage the budget of the approved fund. The HIHs ensure the functioning of the social health insurance system at the local level and can develop also activities to valorize the funds they manage.
They will be in charge of verifying the insured status of a citizen and will provide you with the European Health Insurance Card or the Provisional replacement certificate.
For EHIC, HIH is competent institution.