Francesca Pesce wrote:
just in case you are still not thoroughly convinced of opting for private insurances, in my country, Italy, when you are temporarily staying abroad in a EU member state, you can ask for a special green paper that gives you the right to recurr to the local national health service in the relevant country, at the same conditions you would get in Italy. I imagine that this is not a particular priviledge we have as Italian citizens, but rather the result of bilateral or multilateral agreements at the EU level.
Not sure exactly if this green paper could be the European health Insurance Card. Yes, but this is available for limited periods only and your costs may only be reimbursed (or most of the costs) after hospital treatment. It also only covers emergencies. What i'm talking about is a PRIVATE insurance that would cover me for dental and eyecare expenses for example, without having to depend on my state healthcare programme (which sucks).