Welcome to Icelandic Health Insurance
Sjukratryggingar Islands (Icelandic Health Insurance) administers health insurance and occupational injury insurance.
Social insurance is an integral part of social security in Iceland, providing a certain minimum insurance coverage. An individual who has insurance pays less for health services.
Who is insured?
Everyone who has been legally resident in Iceland for six months automatically becomes a member of the Icelandic social insurance system, regardless of nationality. This applies unless intergovernmental treaties say otherwise.
Residence generally means domicile as defined in the Act on Domicile, and length of residence is therefore based on registration in Þjóðskrá (The National Registry).
- The institution is regulated by the Ministry of Welfare
- Child allowance is administered by Ríkisskattstjóri (The Directorate of Internal Revenue).
- Pension insurances are administered by Tryggingastofnun (Social Insurance Administration).
How to get in touch with us:
Our Service Centre is open Mondays-Fridays from 10:00-15:30.
Address: Laugavegur 114, 105 Reykjavík.
Phone: 515 0000
How social insurance is funded
Social insurance in Iceland is financed by the State Treasury. Individuals do not pay special premiums for their social insurance; instead, employers pay premiums to the State Treasury on all paid wages. The funds collected by these means are used, among other things, to finance social insurance.