International social security more topical than ever


Many Finns move to another EU country for work, studies or retirement and use the health care services of the new country of residence. Tourists may also need health care services suddenly. An increasing number of foreigners also become clients of the Finnish health care services. Therefore, cross-border healthcare is already very common. The EU’s […]

Health and Social Services Reform and Act on Cross-Border Health Care


The Government proposal regarding the amendments to the Act on Cross-Border Health Care will proceed to processing by Parliament in late May. The Government proposal is based on the updates necessitated by the Act on Organising Health and Social Services, the Act on Freedom of Choice and the Act on Provision of Social and Health […]

Comparison of medicine reimbursement systems: More new medicines in the Finnish market


– The comparison of Finland and New Zealand is interesting because the countries have similar health care systems, whose costs per resident are close to each other. However, the medicine reimbursement systems and medicine markets are very different, says Kela’s researcher Katri Aaltonen, MSc (Pharm.). To what extent are medicine reimbursements sufficient in Finland and […] at TERVE-SOS 2017 event for social and healthcare professionals, 4-5 May 2017


The Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare will be presenting the online service at Finland’s largest educational event for social and healthcare professionals, TERVE-SOS, which will take place at the Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre in Helsinki on 4-5 May 2017. Experts from Kela specialising in issues related to the planned social welfare and healthcare […]