International staff must join a healthcare fund as soon as possible after arrival.
These funds reimburse the cost of medical care (either in full or in part depending on the type of services provided). https://www.riziv.fgov.be/nl/themas/kost-terugbetaling/verzekerbaarheid/Paginas/aansluiten-ziekenfonds.aspx
Complementary, our university provides a collective ‘health care insurance' for employees and grant holders. This insurance, generally referred to as ‘hospitalisation insurance’, covers the following three categories:
- Hospitalisation costs;
- Costs related to the outpatient treatment of serious diseases;
- Ambulatory care (UZ Brussel and VUB services).
This insurance is free of charge for staff members. Optional (paying) affiliation of family members is possible.