- Health insurance – Health insurance is obligatory in Slovakia and for some citizens (for example, children, women on maternity leave and pensioners) the state covers their monthly insurance premiums.
- Social insurance – This includes sick leave, old-age, disability, and unemployment insurance. For formal employees, the premiums are divided between the employees and their employers. Self-employed citizens pay the full social insurance premiums themselves. Some persons, for example parents on maternity leave, are exempt from paying insurance premiums for certain periods of time.
- Car liability insurance – Third party motor vehicle insurance is obligatory for all persons who use, own or rent motor vehicles registered in Slovakia.
Persons performing some jobs are obliged by law to have a professional liability insurance policy. It protects professional practitioners against potential negligence claims made against them. Professions for which such insurance is obligatory in Slovakia include auditors, tax advisors, accountants, attorneys, insurance brokers, architects, engineers and technicians active in construction, operators of health-care facilities, medical workers who are not members of a respective chamber, surveyors and cartographers, and auctioneers.
5. Apr 2010 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff