Estonia: The number of employees with supplementary health insurance almost tripled

23 February 2022 — Andrei Victor
According to the Association of Estonian Insurance Companies (EKsL), about 900 employers offered to 30,700 employees supplementary health insurance in 2021. "Thus, almost 5% of all workers now have health insurance", informed EKsL.

As comparison, in 2019, 157 employers concluded supplementary health insurance contracts for 4,400 employees, while in 2020 there were 276 employers with 10,900 insured workers.

"The last year's growth was definitely affected by the corona pandemic. In a health care crisis, employers want to provide their employees with quick access to specialists and medical treatments. However, the dental care is used the most, because the dental care benefit paid by the state is small", said Andres PIIRSALU, a member of the Management Board, EKsL.

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