Insurance plays an important role during your stay abroad as in some countries medical help can be really expensive. The requirements depend on the Au Pair
citizenship, length of stay and chosen host country. The Au Pair might need to enroll with the National Health Care System. In other cases, the Au Pair will need to register for a private health care insurance. In some countries, the Host Family has to take care of the insurance coverage for their Au Pair.
If you are an EU citizen, you can benefit from the medical help within the EU provided by the European Health Insurance Card
-EHIC. Check the regulations of your target country to make sure the EHIC is recognized there. Even if you can get EHIC medical help we recommend checking the services you will be provided with. If you need any help, ask your future Host Family to provide you with some useful information.
Pregnancy during Au Pair stay
Unplanned pregnancy is one of the situations that might occur during the Au Pair's time abroad. If the Au Pair found out she got pregnant, she should speak with the Host Family and discuss the situation. This may not always be a reason to terminate the Au Pair contract
. If both parties agree, the Au Pair can continue performing her duties.
In most cases, the health insurance is entitled to bear the pregnancy and birth costs.
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As a European Union citizen you'll be able to apply for the European Health Insurance Card
. It gives you the possibility to access same medical rights as natives. Consider that it works only for the host country's public healthcare system (private won't be included). Speak with your Host Family to get also an accident and liability insurance for your stay abroad.
If you are not an EU-citizen you will need to contract a private insurance company. In some countries, the Host Family has to take care of a sufficient insurance for their Au Pair. Discuss it with a Host Family and note down this point in the Au Pair contract
before moving forward to the next step.
For general information about Au Pair and international insurance, check the Pro Trip World
. The insurance Pro Trip World was created for young world travellers, in particular for Au Pairs and exchange students. The insurance package consists of:
international health insurance
The Pro Trip World insurance will be helpful for every international traveller and can be easily purchased online.
offers different solutions for travelers and adventurers for more than 15 years. The company insures private persons and groups, from usual travelers to employees of international enterprises, seasonal workers, participants of language courses, students, interns, participants of Work & Travel programs and of course Au Pairs.
Under the title „Care Au-Pair“
Care Concept offers an international insurance for foreign Au Pairs in Germany/Austria and for german/austrian Au Pairs (except NAFTA) worldwide. The USA, Canada and Mexico are not included. This insurance also covers pain-relieving dental treatments, just as treatments during a pregnancy, as long as the pregnancy hasn't existed before the stay . Also they will only be covered after 8 months of having the insurance.
The duration of the insurances varies from insurance to insurance, but still is very flexible. It is possible to terminate or enlarge the insurance any time. The application can easily be done online.