From 1 January 2018, new rules apply to the Health Fund

From 1 January 2018, new rules apply for allocation from the Health Fund

From 1 January 2018, new rules apply for allocation from the Health Fund. However, we note that if you have had any expenses in 2017, Sammen will cover these according to the old rules. You must apply for a refund of expenses for 2017 by February 2018.

For expenses in the calendar year 2018, the following rules apply:     

Psychological treatment under HELFOS' self-sufficiency limit 1 is refundable. This applies to treatment by psychologist specialists who have an agreement with the municipality and treatment at DPS (District Psychiatric Center). Expenses are covered from the first NOK to the deduction limit. Expenses must be documented with HELFO receipt.      

Sammen Health Fund will cover the repair of teeth that are damaged due to accidents. We cover 50% of the expenses, after the reimbursement from the government or insurance has been deducted. There is a limit of approved expenses of NOK 40,000 and the maximum amount of support will be NOK 20,000.      

Sammen reimburses 50 % of your expenses when an injury or illness prevent you from using public transportation. If an injury prevents you from getting home and to your place of study by public transport, you may apply for financial support for transportation to attend lectures or exams. The aid applies to 1 round trip per day. Traveling on a weekend is not eligible. Support is given for a period of maximum four weeks. Of the approved expenses, a deduction of 50% is calculated. The need for transportation must be documented by a doctor, and be enclosed in the application.

Note that with the new rules, students will no longer receive reimbursement of medical expenses or physiotherapists, except for damaged teeth as a result of an accident. These changes are requested and approved by Velferdstinget and Sammen. This ensures financial support for the most vulnerable students.