Please register if you want to contribute!

Recent Posts

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 10
11
Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: New voluntary contribution rates for health care
« Last post by Vignaverde on February 21, 2018, 10:49:41 AM »
Good timing on this as we are going to be writing up about this. Our first meeting with the head of Asl for the Chieti region was a quick one but informative. We are going to confirm a few things but we have been told and since used this system that if you are a UK citizen (may change after Brexit) and have earnings of up to E20,000 you pay 3%, if you earn over that then you pay 7% of the part over this sum. If you have no income you pay a very small amount and in some cases free. If you work here then it is free as you go into the system.

These rates are for people who do not claim a UK state pension, if you do then you can get an S1 form from the UK and healthcare is then free.

We need to meet again to clarify a few things but this was what we were told.

I understand people outside of the Eurozone pay a higher percentage.
12
Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: New voluntary contribution rates for health care
« Last post by Wheppy on February 21, 2018, 10:47:08 AM »
Thanks for that info. As I understand it we in UK are still part of European Union ( at the moment). Unsure how they can impose this with reciprocal agreement between European countries still in place.
After 5 yrs of residency will this still remain in place?
13
Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: New voluntary contribution rates for health care
« Last post by rsetzer99 on February 21, 2018, 10:32:01 AM »
The 7.5 rate has, as far back as I can find, been the official voluntary participation rate. (For Americans at least) The application various from region to region and province to province. I have friends in Umbria who report that they have decided on 7.5% of US social security income, presumably because this is an easily verified figure that does not require them to collect extra paperwork.
14
Doctors, dentists, hospitals / New voluntary contribution rates for health care
« Last post by Wheppy on February 21, 2018, 10:09:12 AM »
Morning all. We went to the ASL for Pescara yesterday to pay our annual SSN contribution. We were informed that the rate (387 euros) per year has been scrapped unless your income from UK is less than 5,164.57 euros. If your income is up to 20,658.28 euros you now have to pay a percentage at 7.5%. So the rise is up to 1,549.37 euros. Quite a rise.
Thoughts please. Our ASL man said this is in Abruzzo region, so unsure if it is rolled out through Italy.
Is private insurance likely to work out better?
If you are employed here, not in the black, and your Italian employer registers you for tax and insurance purposes, could you then access the SSN system without paying such a high sum.
May have to start thinking about working again.
15
Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: Anyone know of a decent physio?
« Last post by Murphy123 on August 08, 2017, 09:05:17 PM »
Thank you for your kind comments rustychain and I hope your better half continues to improve.. 😃
16
Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: Anyone know of a decent physio?
« Last post by Rustychain on August 08, 2017, 06:47:54 PM »
I'd just like to add that Murphy123 came round to the house on Saturday & I'd like to thank her very much for doing so.

Communication was great, she arrived on time, clearly knows her stuff & my better half has affected an almost miraculous recovery. Very reasonable cost too.

Highly recommended if anyone needs great physio care.
17
Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: Anyone know of a decent physio?
« Last post by Rustychain on August 04, 2017, 03:30:18 PM »
I've now arranged to meet Murphy123 so that's all worked out brilliantly. Thanks again.
18
Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: Anyone know of a decent physio?
« Last post by Rustychain on August 04, 2017, 09:39:21 AM »
Thanks for that; I've sent Murphy a PM. The Fisiolab site that Lois Lane put me onto has their website down for maintenance currently so I'll keep my eye on it.

I much appreciate the help.
19
Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: Anyone know of a decent physio?
« Last post by Jdalts on August 03, 2017, 11:04:01 PM »
Contact Murphy123 on here
20
Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: Anyone know of a decent physio?
« Last post by Rustychain on August 03, 2017, 10:28:48 PM »
Many thanks LL; much appreciated.
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 10