1st October 2019
The National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds in Germany has expanded the list of countries in which medical care benefits are recognized abroad (14 countries in total recognized) to include Bulgaria as of 20.09.2019.
In the official circular 2019/483, the update of the overview of preventive medical benefits in the member states of the European Union, contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and in Switzerland was updated.
Outpatient pension benefits in recognized health resorts within the meaning of Section 23 (2) SGB V can now also be provided in Bulgaria.
Therefore, reimbursement of costs according to § 13 Paragraph 4 SGB V is also possible for medical preventive services used in Bulgaria.