Welcome to Icelandic Health Insurance (IHI)

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. EEA citizens that were health insured in another EEA country before moving to Iceland can apply for health insurance form the day they register their legal residence in Iceland, see more information here .

Legal residence generally means domicile as defined in the Act on Domicile, and length of residence is therefore based on registration in  Registers Iceland. (Þjóðskrá)

The institution is regulated by the Ministry of Health.

Child allowance is administered by  The Directorate of Internal Revenue.

Pension rights are administered by Social Insurance Administration.

How to get in touch with us:

Our Service center is open:

  • Monday-Thursday from 10:00-15:00
  • Friday from 08:00-13:00.

Address: Vínlandsleið 16, 113 Reykjavík.

Phone: 515 0000

Fax: 515 0057 / 515 0101

(Country code 00354)

E-mail: [email protected]

How social insurance is funded

Social insurance in Iceland is financed by the State Treasury. Persons 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.




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