The European Health Insurance Card Scheme or EHIC (formally known as E111) is available to all UK residents and provides the holder with the right to be treated on the same terms as a citizen of the country they are currently in. The level of treatment available will vary depending on which country you are in at the time and you may find that treatment which is usually free on the NHS, may not be free in other countries even with the EHIC.
Be warned, the European Health Insurance Card does not work in the same way as travel insurance and will not cover you for all the things that insurance does. In order to ensure you are fully covered you should use the EHIC along with European travel insurance as the following items are not covered by the EHIC:
At Freedom Insurance we reward our customers who use the EHIC to reduce the cost of emergency medical expenses abroad by not charging the usual excess under section B of the policy - emergency medical and other expenses when you make a claim.
The EHIC can provide free or reduced emergency medical expenses in the following countries:
You can get more information or apply for an EHIC at www.ehich.org.uk