Thursday, 4 October 2007

Applying for an EHIC

The EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) is a replacement for the old E111. It allows you to receive medical cover, free of charge when traveling abroad in most parts of Europe, similar to what you are likely to receive in the UK. Applying for the EHIC is easy - but can be expensive.

A web search for EHIC gives a website which gives you a telephone number (0871 050 0508), and advises you that this will cost 10p a minute. This telephone number gives you a second telephone number (0906 120 2345) which costs £1.50 per minute ....

After £12 worth of phone call you are finally given a web address where you can apply - WWW.EHIC.ORG.UK. £12 to be told that ... the card may be free but when it costs £12 to find out how to apply ...

The website takes all of two minutes to complete, your name, address, date of birth and national insurance number is all that is required. Your card should then be received in 7 working days.

So, save yourself the expense and hassle and go straight to You know it makes sense

"Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends." - Czech Proverb

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