Health Insurance and Social Security
Health insurance is mandatory in the CR, is provided by private health insurance companies and you need to choose the company yourself. More in Health Insurance on euraxess.cz (contains list of health insurance companies).
Social security is voluntary to certain extend: in some cases, you do not need to pay it, but if you pay it, you contribute to state sickness insurance, pensions insurance or unemployment policy, which then allows you to draw the money back when you need it (in forms of various allowances or benefits). More in Social Security on euraxess.cz.
In case you are employed, both the insurance and security are automatically deducted from your wage by the employer and the employer financially contributes to it. More on the rates and wage calculation in section Salary.
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