The French government have merged two schemes that provide financial assistance towards health costs for those on a low income.
07 Mar 2019
An on-line personal health record system has been introduced, but there remains uncertainty about whether it will be widely used.
08 Jan 2019
The government have announced free dental care for all, but the reality is a little different.
07 Dec 2018
The government have revealed details of the changes that are to be made to the PUMA state health insurance charge.
07 Nov 2018
The government have announced that the law on the PUMA health charge is to be changed, but it is unlikely there will be further clarity for early retirees.
08 Oct 2018
The controversy over the PUMA health charge continues, with a case heard in the Constitutional Council leaving the status of the charge in some doubt.
28 Sep 2018
The legality of the PUMA annual health charge is to be tested in the French Constitutional Council.
07 Aug 2018
Terminating a complementary French health insurance policy is easier than most insurers would like you to believe.
08 Jun 2018
Healthcare in France may not be free at the point of delivery, but many patients are able to obtain treatment without the need to make a payment.
08 May 2018
There continues to be uncertainty over the scope of the PUMA health insurance charge, notably in relation to early retirees and those with private health insurance.
06 Apr 2018
The UK government last year signed a cheque for over €250 million in payment for healthcare received by British nationals in France.
09 Jan 2018
A circular published by the French government has set out the method for calculating the PUMA health insurance charge.
07 Dec 2017
The British government have once again reaffirmed their commitment to continuity of health cover for retired expatriates living in Europe.
Many thousands of expatriates have incorrectly been sent a notice for the payment of the PUMA health contribution, when they are not liable to pay the charge.
27 Nov 2017
What do you need to consider in selecting your complementary (mutuelle) French health insurance policy?
08 Sep 2017
Travel costs for health treatment are, under certain conditions, covered in full or in part by the health system in France.
08 Aug 2017
Since last month the charge for a visit to your French doctor has increased from €23 to €25, the first such increase since 2011.
13 Jun 2017
'Dependant' spouses of those with a State retirement pension have the automatic right to health cover in France through the S1 certificate issued to their partner.
The rules may be tightly drawn, but those on a low income are entitled to assistance with health service charges and insurance premiums.
13 May 2017
For European nationals resident in France, the process of obtaining a European Health Insurance Card depends on your insurance status.
06 Feb 2017
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