New law restricts use of VZP by foreign residents with commercial insurance – Brno Daily
Changes to the regulations on legal requirements for foreign residents of the Czech Republic, adopted yesterday by the Chamber of Deputies, will mean that foreigners with commercial insurance will now be limited to using Pojišťovna VZP as an insurer. The law was passed despite warnings from opponents, including several government ministers, that the move would create an unwanted monopoly. Photo credit: Psp.cz.
Czech Republic, July 14 (BD) – The Chamber of Deputies has adopted a series of amendments to the laws governing the status of foreign residents in the Czech Republic, the Law on Foreigners. One of the main changes will require all foreigners with commercial insurance to use Pojišťovna VZP for the first five years, according to reports in various Czech media. Only after this period could they switch to other insurance companies.
Critics of the law, including the Ministry of Health, the Czech Insurance Association and the Chamber of Commerce, have warned that the move would create an unacceptable monopoly that would conflict with EU law. Interior Minister Jan Hamáček (ČSSD), Finance Minister Alena Schillerová (ANO) and Health Minister Adam Vojtěch (ANO) wrote to MPs approving an alternative Senate proposal that foreigners should not be registered only if they are covered by health insurance. The senatorial version finally obtained 71 votes out of the 158 present, against which the legislators of the SPD, the Communist Party and many of the ANO opposed. The Lower House’s proposal received 108 votes out of 160 present and was duly adopted.
The Aliens Act was proposed to harmonize the regulations on the status of aliens in the Czech Republic with EU law, and aims to create a legal distinction between close family members (i.e. spouses, children and parents) and other dependents, such as unmarried partners. . The rules for both groups should be simplified; under the law, only the first group will benefit from an automatic path to temporary and permanent residence, while the second group will be allowed to stay in the Czech Republic for a longer period and will not have to justify the reason for his stay. Any foreigner already in the Czech Republic will retain their current status and should not be affected by these changes.
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