Illness and healthcare

Save favourite 28 Sep September 2016


The workplace shall be notified the same day of illness. Please also call the main switchboard, who will notify HR. In the event of illness lasting more than 7 calendar days, a doctor's certificate must be sent to the workplace.

Sick leave

From and including the 2nd day of absence to the 14th day, 20% is deducted. The amount is calculated on the basis of the number of working days sick leave and is paid by the employer. From and including the 15th day to the 90th day of the same period of sick leave, 90% is deducted. From and including day 91, 100% is deducted. Note that from the 15th day of a period of sick-leave sickness benefit is paid out by the social insurance office.

The deduction is calculated as follows

Day 1 = "Karensdag", a qualifying day before benefit may be claimed - 100% deduction

Day 2-14 - 20% deduction

Day 15-90 - 90% deduction

Day 91-  - !00% deduction 

After any absence due to illness you are required to fill in a form ("Assurance of Illness Statement") and submit the form to the Human Resources Office. If an employee falls ill again within 5 calendar days of the end of a previous period of illness, this is considered a part of the first period.

Healthcare benefits

In order to be reimbursed for costs incurred on account of certain medical treatment, in accordance with the local agreement, you are required to hand in receipts in the original, as well as a copy of your "högkostnadskort", a patient's one-year limit cost ceiling, to the Human Resources Office.

Medical treatment means:

  • Examination and treatment by a practitioner registered with the National Swedish Board of Health and Welfare.

  • Doctor's certificate for the employer

  • Oral surgery at a hospital is reimbursed

  • In some cases, you will be reimbursed a maximum of SEK 95 for the psychatric treatment you require. You must be referred to a psychiatrist by a doctor in order to be reimbursed.

  • The maximum reimbursement for the cost of physiotherapy is SEK 60 per treatment session, unless it is registered on your cost ceiling card, in that case all costs will be reimbursed.

  • Hospital treatment is reimbursed at a rate of max. SEK 70 for each day you are in hospital.


You are entitled to reimbursement for medication that, in accordance with the law, is subject to a patient's cost ceiling within a one-year limit for medical care and medicine under the health service. Make sure you get a receipt at the chemist's and that they register the purchase on your cost ceiling card. All costs for medical treatment should also be registered on the cost ceiling card. Then send a copy together with the form "Sjukvårdsförmåner" to your payroll specialist at HR.