As an employee at Umeå University you are covered by a number of different insurance policies. More information about the different insurances is found under each title.

If you need further information or have any queries, please contact your payroll administrator.

For employees at Umeå university

University employees are covered by the following insurance policies:

For employees without a Swedish social security number

Employees who do not yet have a Swedish social security number is covered by A group insurance called "Insurance for foreign visitors 01/01/2018"

More information about the insurance on Kammarkollegiets homepage

Employees who have an employment contract for 1 year or more shall register as living in Sweden to get a Swedish social security number. Once this is done, the employee can enroll with the Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) and will have the same insurance cover as others.

Employees who have an employment contract for a shorter period than 1 year can not register as living in Sweden. They are covered by the Group and Individual Insurance throughout the employment period. In case the employee is in need of a benefit through the Swedish social insurance system, the Social Insurance Agency decides if enrollment can take place.
More information on residence-based and work-based benefits can be found on the Swedish Social Insurance Agency's website, Försäkringskassan.

  • Private insurance for leisure time

Everybody living in Sweden shoud arrange a private insurance such as a home insurance and an insurance for accidents.
These insurances will protect you around the clock and be a very important complement to your other insurances. Both employees and guests/fellows are recommended to get additional insurances.

Contact an insurance company for more information

Ann-Christin Edlund