Healthcare coverage

The “Student success and orientation” (Orientation et réussite des étudiants) law was definitively passed on 8th March 2018 and it involves the simplification of the social protection system of the 1.8 million students concerned. It officially puts an end to the special student social security system.

From 1st September 2018 onwards, students registering at a third level establishment for the first time will no longer change obligatory health insurance system for the reimbursement of their healthcare costs: they will remain affiliated to their current social protection system, which is in general that of their parents, regardless of which system it is (general, agricultural, etc.).

Students who are already registered for the 2017-2018 academic year with the student social security system will remain affiliated with their current system (LMDE or SMEREP) for the 2018-2019 academic year. They must re-join the general system in September 2019.

The student system will cease to exist as of September 2018.

Membership of a top-up insurance scheme (mutuelle) remains optional. Before signing up to a top-up health insurance scheme, check that you are not still covered by your parent’s top-up insurance or that your own insurance is not automatically renewed for the next academic year.

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