Sickness insurance

The sickness insurance system is intended for people in remunerative work, for whom it provides security through financial sickness insurance benefits in cases of so-called short-term social events (temporary inability to work due to an illness, injury or quarantine, caring for a family member, pregnancy and maternity or caring for a child).

Since 1 January 2009, sickness insurance has been regulated through the Act No. 187/2006 Coll. on Sickness Insurance, as amended. This Act represents a comprehensive regulation of sickness insurance, including the following issues:

  • Persons participating in sickness insurance (i.e. employees, members of the armed forces and safety brigades, and self-employed people),
  • The entitlements to sickness insurance benefits and the stipulation of their amounts,
  • Health assessment for sickness insurance purposes,
  • The organisation of sickness insurance,
  • Management of sickness insurance.

Premiums for sickness insurance remained to be regulated by Act No. 589/1992 Coll. on Premiums for Social Security and Contributions to the State Employment Policy, as amended.

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Shown / printed from website of Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic ( on 16.1. 2019 000 14:48.