From 2004 the legal health insurance companies have to take over the treatments carried out in Hungary (EU) as well. The same grants are valid as in Germany or Austria. Though the people insured in Germany should get an approval from their health insurance in advance of the treatment.
After the treatment you get an invoice, which can be submitted at your health insurance. It depends on your personal insurance, how much the company will take over of the treatment costs. You will get information at your own health insurance company.
New regulations in connections with grants towards dentures
There are also changes in connection with the grants towards dentures: from 1st January 2005 the health insurance companies don’t pay the percentage share of a denture, but they provide a ‘fixed benefit grant’ based on dental findings’. For the patient this means that the payment of his/her health insurance company is oriented towards the dental finding from now, and not towards the method of treatment. So, if the patient would like to have a denture based on implants, instead of a bridge, he can decide himself, which acknowledged treatment he/she would like to choose - the health insurance pay the fixed amount in any case. Until now, if a patient would have liked a higher-quality medical care, he/she had to pay the entire costs out of their own pocket.