CHIF • Croatia

Croatian Health Insurance Fund

Insured risk(s)/benefits

Sickness benefits, Maternity benefits, Employment injuries, Occupational deseases, Invalidity benefits.

European Affairs : Ms Sanja Dolovski - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Margaretska 3, Zagreb, Croatia
 0038 591 4806 333
 0038 591 4812 606

European Social and Health Policy focus

  1. The Croatian Institute for Health Insurance is strongly supporting any kind of strategic alliances alliances in the field of Social and Health politics across Europe. CIHI hopes to build more and more alliances with European partner organizations in the world of health insurance. We are soon to become the 28th member state of the EU, therefore we need to strengthen our position in order to influence the European decision-making process through different partnerships. Croatia tends to work hard on communication and connection with the European institutions in order to enter actively the field of social security and help reinforce solidarity-based social insurance systems in Europe through cooperation and support to and from her partners.

Aim, structure and tasks of the organization

    The vision of the CIHI is to help build a health system where quality healthcare is available to everyone, according to the principles of comprehensiveness, accessibility and solidarity. The CIHI provides mandatory insurance for all citizens as well as voluntary insurance. Mandatory insurance provides right to health care and the financial benefits. Voluntary insurance is based on monthly insurance premium paid by citizens themselves, or by State in case they belong to socially vulnerable groups. The CIHI consists of 4 regional offices, with main office located in the capital city, Zagreb. Other than that it has 20 subsidiaries with 2.500 empoyees. It is directly responsible to the Minister of Health and Ministry of Health is the authority of the CIHI. As a National social health insurance fund the Croatian Institute for Health Insurance financially dominates the Croatian health care system. Regarding the application of EU Regulation 883/2004, the CIHI will be the institution in charge and link towards implementation of the above mentioned EU Directive in the section regarding expenditures for sick leaves, maternity leaves and paternal expenditures, along with expenditures for occupational illness.

Membership Info

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