3.1 Illness

If you are absent due to illness for more than seven calendar days in a row, you are required to submit a doctor’s certificate to your department, centre, etc. Under certain circumstances a doctor’s certificate can be required for a shorter period of absence due to illness.

Our HR system Primula is used for reporting leave of absence due to illness.

All documents relating to illness, including doctor’s certificates, are treated with the strictest confidence in accordance with the Official Secrecy Act.

The first day of absence due to illness is a “karensdag” (a day of qualifying before benefit may be claimed); accordingly, you lose your entire salary for that day. The deduction from your salary for the following days depends on the number of days you are sick. If you are on sick leave for maximum five days the amount deducted is your monthly salary multiplied by 4,6 %. If you are on sick leave for more than five days the amount deducted is your monthly salary multiplied by 3,3 % from the first day of illness.

Between the days 2–14 you will receive a sick leave compensation from your employer with 80 % of the deduction.

From the 15th day to the 364th day you will receive a sick leave compensation from your employer with 10 % of the deducted amount.

Note that from the 15th day of absence due to sickness The Social insurance Agency will pay you sickness benefit.


3.2 Medical Treatment

In order to be reimbursed for costs for medical treatment, you are required to hand in receipts in the original to the Human Resources Office within six months of treatment. However, it is assumed that you will continue to see that the amount has been registered in a “högkostnadskort”. You will be reimbursed a maximum of SEK 95 for each instance of medical treatment, oral surgery and psychiatric treatment you require. The compensation is subject to tax with the exception of treatment by a private doctor who is not enrolled in the Social Insurance Agency.
 

3.3 Physiotherapy

You must be referred to a physiotherapist by a doctor in order to receive reimbursement for physiotherapy and you are required to hand in receipts in the original to the Human Resources Office within six months of treatment. You will be reimbursed a maximum of SEK 55 for each instance of treatment by a licenced physiotherapist. The compensation is subject to tax.

Other medical treatment can include chiropractors and naprapats that have a license to practice issued by Socialstyrelsen (The National Board of Health and Welfare).


3.4 Hospital Treatment

Hospital treatment is reimbursed at a rate of maximum of SEK 70 for each day you are in hospital.
 

3.5 Medicine

You are entitled to receive reimbursement for medication that, in accordance with the law, is subject to a patient’s cost ceiling within a one-year limit for medical care and medicine under the health service. Make sure you get a receipt at the pharmacy and send the original to the payroll officer at the Human Resources Office. The pharmacy registers the purchase on your “högkostnadskort”. The compensation is subject to tax.

Note that the university does not cover the cost of medication or medical treatment while you are on holiday abroad.


3.6 Medical treatment while working for Stockholm University abroad

Employees are insured while working abroad and the insurance covers the cost of medical treatment, medication and hospital treatment. Accident and disability cover is included.